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A Whisker and a Prayer

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Worshippers in Indian-controlled Kashmir respond as a cleric displays a whisker believed to be from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad on December 1 at the Hazratbal shrine. The devotees were among the hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri who visit the shrine each year on the Eid-e-Milad, or Muhammad’s birth anniversary, which is December 2 this year. The holy relic is customarily displayed on that day.

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IN GUNS WE TRUST This week, in order to understand America’s obsession with guns, we've come to proud and defiant Texas. Texas is an American state, like Texas as a republic before that and Texas as a Mexican state before that, survived only because armed civilians did what their government could not do — keep them safe, keep them alive. Without guns, there would be no Texas.