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Stranger finds young girl’s letter to late father, helps her achieve a dream

Stranger finds young girl’s letter to late father, helps her achieve a dreamAfter the death of her father, 11-year-old Emily started writing a yearly letter and sending it skyward to him with a balloon. After one was found miles away, the kindness of a stranger helped Emily accomplish her dream.



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Mother and Young Son Stumble Upon 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks,' a Well-Preserved 18th Century Boat

Mother and Young Son Stumble Upon 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks,' a Well-Preserved 18th Century BoatThe 48-foot hull dating as far back as the 1700s washed ashore on Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville, Fla.



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Pope Francis urges young people to speak out against elders

Pope Francis urges young people to speak out against eldersPope Francis on Palm Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard, even in the face of corrupt or silent elders. The Pope's message yesterday came on the heels of a meeting of young Catholics who told the Vatican they want a more transparent and authentic church, and a day after hundreds of thousands marched in youth-led rallies across the United States to demand greater gun control. "The temptation to silence young people has always existed," Francis said. "There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible.  "There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive." But he told youths in his homily that "you have it in you to shout," even if "we older people and leaders, very often corrupt, keep quiet." Pope Francis encouraged young people to voice their concerns Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile As the Roman Catholic Church enters Holy Week, retracing the story of the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection three days later on Easter Sunday, Francis urged youth to join those who offer praise, and not the masses calling for crucifixion. "Dear young people, the joy that Jesus awakens in you is a source of anger and irritation to some, since a joyful person is hard to manipulate," the pontiff said. Some 300 youths meeting at the Vatican this week prepared a document for next October's synod of bishops at the Vatican focusing on to help youths better find their way in the church. Pope Francis held palm as he lead the Palm Sunday Mass in Saint Peter's Square  Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile The document, which was presented to Francis on Sunday, asked church leaders to address the unequal roles of women in the church and how technology is abused. Before his traditional Sunday prayer at the end of Mass, the Pope recalled the importance World Youth Day, marked this year on Palm Sunday at a diocesan level rather than as a big international gathering. The Pope's message also resonated with the Saturday protests across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence, a movement galvanized by the school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Thousands marched on Washington DC for the anti-gun-violence demonstration, March For Our Lives Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images At the end of Mass, the Pope and cardinals in red robes led a solemn procession clutching elaborately braided palm fronds as they walked through the throngs, followed by the papal blessing of palm fronds and olive branches. The processions recalls the bittersweet nature of Holy Week, with the faithful clutching simple palm fronds and olive branches to commemorate Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem only to be followed later by his death on a wooden cross. The Pope concluded by greeting the faithful in St. Peter's Square, getting out of the popemobile to shake hands as many cheered and took pictures.



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Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mind

Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mindVATICAN CITY (AP) — Young Catholics told the Vatican on Saturday they want a more transparent and authentic church, where women play a greater leadership role and where obeying "unreachable" moral standards isn't the price of admission.



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Pope urges young people not to remain silent

Pope urges young people not to remain silentPope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to allow themselves to be silenced and to stand up for what they believe in, a day after more than a million people in the United States took part in student-led protests demanding tighter gun control. “It is up to you not to keep quiet,” Francis told young people.



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Natalee Holloway: Man who claimed he dug up missing teenager's body is killed in 'attempt to kidnap young woman'

Natalee Holloway: Man who claimed he dug up missing teenager's body is killed in 'attempt to kidnap young woman'A man who claimed he dug up and cremated the body of missing teenager Natalee Holloway to help his murder suspect friend has himself been killed while attempting to kidnap a woman, police have revealed. The violent death of John Ludwick is the latest strange development in the hunt for Natalee, who was last seen getting into a car after leaving a nightclub at 1.30am on May 30 2005, the day she was due to fly home from a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Dutchman Joran van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the case, but has never been charged with Natalee’s murder or disappearance.



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Suicide bomb in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 22

Suicide bomb in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 22KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bombing in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 22, Afghan officials said.



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Cryptocurrency gave young South Koreans a glimmer of hope, now dashed

Cryptocurrency gave young South Koreans a glimmer of hope, now dashedFor Juwon Park, cryptocurrency investment represented a 'life raft' to escape drowning in debt and one day move out of her parents' home. But she wasn't counting on the South Korean government's plans to regulate the market.



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Mom still searching for answers after young son's deadly fall

Mom still searching for answers after young son's deadly fallDina Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max Shacknai died in 2011, after falling from a second-story landing at his father Jonah Shacknai's mansion. Police later determined Max's death was an accident.



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DA: Woman, 3 young children found dead in Massachusetts home

DA: Woman, 3 young children found dead in Massachusetts homeWEST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A woman and three young children were found dead Thursday in the upstairs bedroom of a Massachusetts home, according to a district attorney who called their deaths suspicious.



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