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Clean-up crews are working hard to be ready for 150 campers, girls ages 6 to 16, who arrive on Sunday, despite the damage done by floods to the region.
A violent storm struck a cruise ship on the Yangtze River and it capsized. Anger is rising among the passengers' relatives, who complain they've been blocked from going to river bank to stand vigil.
Indian authorities detained a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan. That has sparked humorous reactions from both nations. Yet, there's nothing outlandish about pigeons being used for espionage.
The new rules rely on phone companies to collect the data. The altered approach was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, matching a version the House passed to update the Patriot Act.
The International House of Pancakes' logo had a red curve running under the letters IHOP — upside down and looking a lot like a frowny face. The new logo has rectified that issue.
Beards can slow a swimmer down but maybe no longer. The company Virgin Trains, which sponsors a race in England, has created a product called the Beard Cap. It's a lycra swim cap for facial hair.