Limericks

Apr 16, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 16, 2016
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Prediction

Apr 16, 2016
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We're recording in Milwaukee this week, so we've invited champion NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth — a Wisconsin native — to the show. Since he specializes in driving things that go very, very fast, we've invited him to play a game called "Get a move on, pal!" Three questions about golf carts.

A Baby Boom In A Refugee Camp Is A Mixed Blessing

Apr 16, 2016

After their first child was born in 2014, Mohammed Salameh, 22, and his wife Khoulod Ahmad Suleiman, 21, planned to throw a small party for family and friends with walnuts and cups of hot cinnamon, as is customary in their hometown of Dara'a in southwestern Syria.

But when they learned that a cousin in Syria had been killed in fighting the same day, they cancelled the festivities.

After two powerful quakes rocked the island of Kyushu in southern Japan barely a day apart, rescuers are racing to find survivors as aftershocks continue to shake the area.

The death toll stands at 41, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, and some 2,000 were treated in hospitals for their injuries.

At least 90 homes were "completely destroyed," NHK reported. It adds: "more damage is likely, as some municipalities are still unable to confirm their local situation."

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"This is the message I have come to bring you today: do not lose hope," Pope Francis told migrants in Lesbos, a Greek island where thousands have landed as they try to make their way into Europe.

Twenty-four states are suing to block the Obama administration from implementing its new clean power regulations — the cornerstone of a promise that the United States will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. Those rules come out of the Paris Climate Accord, which Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign on Friday.

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