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No joke: April Fools’ Day comet will make closest pass to Earth on record

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

April Fools’ Day will be full of pranks and practical jokes, and one (very real) comet. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak, now nicknamed the “April Fools’ Day Comet,” circles the sun every 5.5 years, and it’s in our vicinity this spring. The iconic comet’s next sighting will be extra special. Expected to be traveling only about 13.2 million miles away — about 50 times the moon’s distance — from Earth, the comet will pass closer to us than at any return since its discovery nearly 160 years ago, according to EarthSky.org. Comet 41P belongs to the “Jupiter comets,” a group of comets that […] Read More →

Survey: Evangelical Leaders Really Don’t Want to Endorse Politicians

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

The centerpiece of President Trump’s religious freedom agenda, and the carrot he often dangled in front of Christian leaders as he sought their support during the campaign, was a pledge to overturn a 1954 law that says houses of worship can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in partisan campaigning. But a new survey of evangelical leaders — mainly pastors whose flocks were crucial to Trump’s victory in November — shows that close to 90 percent of those asked opposed the idea of clergy endorsing politicians from the pulpit. “Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might […] Read More →

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shifts tone on trade rumors

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

‘I understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change,’ he said in statement By Stephen Cohen, SeattlePI Updated 11:28 am, Friday, March 31, 2017 A week after Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman laughed off trade rumors, the three-time All-Pro has changed his tune — or at least his tone. “I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys,” Sherman said in a statement to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Gee Scott on Thursday, “but I understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change.” That’s a shift from Sherman’s comments a week ago, when he said the rumors — which stemmed from an aside […] Read More →

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