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Mystery of cell #1

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It’s possible the policeman who shot him did so in self-defense. The lights were out, it was pitch-black at 4 o’clock in the morning, the prison guards they encountered were “hostile” and possibly friendly with the mayor.

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THE Miss Universe pageant to be held in Manila on January 20, 2017, will be a great opportunity for the Philippines to draw more visitors to the country. The Department of Tourism has announced plans to bring the beauties from around the world to various parts of the country, including Cebu, Iloilo, Legazpi, Davao, and Palawan.

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Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”

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It would be great if a person was mean before, but now he or she has become very kind; once very boastful, but now very humble; once stingy, but now generous. It’s nice to think of it this way, but such things don’t always happen so easily.

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Until recently, it was thought the dinosaur T-rex lived only in North America and Asia. Scientists have discovered a hip bone belonging to an ancestor of T-rex in Australia. The new species would have been about one-third to one-quarter the size of T-rex. The bone came from a dinosaur that lived earlier in the Cretaceous period than the T-rex.

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What an election!

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The pundits, the analysts, the media and just about everybody had Hillary Clinton as a narrow winner over Donald Trump. The forecasts were only half correct. Clinton edged Trump by two million popular votes. But Donald trumped Hillary where it really counted, in the electoral votes.

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