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Tiny Red Fox Is Too Tame For The Wild, So She Moves In With Her Favorite People – (

This adorable little fox named Pudding was injured and rescued by the National Fox Welfare Society. It became so tame, however, that they couldn’t release it back to the wild. (Adorable photo gallery in link)

That’s exactly what happened for one tiny little fox cub in Yorkshire. Fortunately, she was scooped up straight away by the kind people at the National Fox Welfare Society, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured foxes and other creatures. Almost all of their foxes are released back into the wild, but this little cub, quickly christened “Pudding,” had a slightly different plan in mind.
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Boat with 600 migrants capsizes near Egypt killing at least 29 – (

Yet another tragic story of people trying to escape the horrors of war to their ultimate demise. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.

It comes months after the head of the EU’s border agency warned that growing numbers of Europe-bound migrants were using Egypt as a departure point for the perilous journey. With the closure of a popular route through Balkans countries, as well as an EU deal to halt departures from Turkey’s east coast, asylum seekers are increasingly seeking other routes.

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Charlotte’s Boom in Seminarians – (

The diocese of Charlotte, NC, has set a new record for the most seminarians in formation with 24. That’s the first time they’ve had that many in 44 years.

In addition to the eight young men in minor seminary, thirteen men are studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and three at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Of these, four are scheduled to be ordained next June. While every seminarian is an example of a young man’s affirmative response to God’s invitation, this record number of seminarians should also lead us to reflect upon all that the Diocese of Charlotte is doing right.
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School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to poor student – (

When it came time for one poor student to pay for his meal, he found that there was no money left in his account. The cafeteria attendant was forced to refuse him a hot lunch due to policy and felt so horrible about it that she quit her job.

Students who were refused the hot meal instead got a sandwich made of two slices of wheat bread and a single, cold slice of “government cheese,” Koltiska said. The contents of the hot lunch, such as chicken nuggets or corn dog bites, were thrown away, Koltiska said, even though parents would still be charged the full regular price of $2.05 for the meal. Koltiska said that she resigned out of a moral obligation. “God is love, and we should love one another and be kind,” Koltiska said. “There’s enough wealth in this world that no child should go hungry, especially in school. To me this is just wrong.”

This Self-Build Concrete Block System Reduces Construction Time by 50% – (

This new system of concrete block building not only cuts down on 50% of building time, it’s similarity to Legos increases it’s fun factor by at least 50%!

An emerging sector of construction is developing new systems that manage to not only reduce construction times and costs, but also solve the housing problem in Mexico’s most disadvantaged areas. Originating from previously known construction techniques, national companies are venturing into international markets by proposing new models of construction that use fewer materials and have a greater structural strength and greater comfort. They’re also introducing smart materials adaptable to any construction need.
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