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Friday, July 25, 2014

What in the World: Jonah's Tomb Destroyed, Creepy Dolls a Kind Gesture, and Not-So-Rapid Transit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM


JONAH:
Multiple news agencies are reporting that the militant group ISIS has bombed a site in Iraq believed to be the tomb of Jonah, who Abrahamic religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc.) teach survived inside of a whale. ISIS is a puritanical sect of Islam that believes all religious shrines are idolatrous, and has destroyed other religious sites revered by other Muslim groups. (CNN)

CREEPY DOLLS: Members of a California community started to get creeped out after porcelain dolls resembling their daughters showed up on their doorsteps. A police investigation revealed that they were simply friendly gestures by a church lady. (USA Today) 

TRANSIT: While its not uncommon to hear Bendites complain about the (lack of) speed of our transit system, it's worth knowing we aren't alone. A runner in Boston just proved that they can get around a little bit faster than a trolley on the nation's oldest and busiest rail system. (Runner's World)

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Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...
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