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Sailor's mummified body discovered in yacht

The mummified body of Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found aboard his yacht, drifting in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Barobo town in Surigao del Sur (Credit: Barobo)Super Tuesday results are in. What have we learned?

Manfred Fritz Bajorat was a fifty-nine-year-old German sailor. His body was recently discovered in a yacht floating in the Pacific Ocean. Authorities have no idea how long he has been dead. The dry ocean winds and salty air helped mummify his body, which was found slumped over a desk in what seems to be a radio room.

His death was certainly unique, but so was his life. So is yours.

NASA estimates that there are more than one billion "Earth-like" planets in our galaxy. These are rocky planets approximately the size of Earth that orbit sunshine stars in the "habitable zone" where water could be liquid at the surface. This estimate doesn't include the number of such planets in other galaxies.

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Super Tuesday and the future of America

A voter holds an 'I Voted' sticker on index finger in front of 'Vote Here' sign outside a polling location in Berkeley, California, November 6, 2012 (Credit: Daniel Parks via Flickr)Super Tuesday results are in. What have we learned?

Hillary Clinton now has a commanding lead in the Democratic race. Marco Rubio won Minnesota; Ted Cruz won Oklahoma, Alaska and his home state of Texas; and Donald Trump won the rest of the states. Both Rubio and John Kasich can win their home states in two weeks. If that happens, as one pundit said, "it's going to go on and on and on."

Here's something else we learned: Whether you like the results or not, the system works.

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The Academy Awards: 2 themes and 2 responses

Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)The 88th Academy Awards are still making news today. Two themes resonated last Sunday night that mirror the moral and spiritual condition of our culture today.

One: Whatever hurts others is wrong for us.

Spotlight won for Best Picture. The movie focuses on the Catholic church's clergy abuse scandal. Leonardo DiCaprio won for Best Actor and used his speech to warn against the dangers of climate change. (For more, see Nick Pitts's Leo Wins Oscar: Is Climate Change the Most Urgent Threat?) Lady Gaga delivered the most-discussed musical element of the night, focusing on the horror of sexual abuse. And host Chris Rock commented all night long about the lack of diversity among the nominees.

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Johnny Depp to speak at atheists' convention

Johnny Depp attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Photo by Lionel Hahn/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)Actor Johnny Depp has agreed to speak at the Reason Rally. This is an event sponsored by atheist, humanist, and other secularist organizations scheduled for June 4 at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

If you were invited to address the crowd that day, would you?

Last Friday we explored the priority of sharing Jesus with those who need salvation. How does this subject make you feel? If you're like most of us, there's a nagging fear in the back of your soul: What if you fail? What if you're rejected? What if you hurt more than you help?

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The Trump campaign is affecting marriages

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a South Carolina Republican primary night event, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in Spartanburg, S.C. Trump is the winner in the South Carolina Republican primary. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)"There's something about Mr. Trump that makes it hard for people who love him, and people who hate him, to love each other." So states The Wall Street Journal, reporting on marital rifts being created by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

One couple has set its rules: When Mr. Trump appears on the evening news, one or the other must leave the room, or they must flip to the National Geographic channel. And they never discuss him in the bedroom.

Politics are getting more divisive by the day, it seems. In last night's Republican presidential debate, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz repeatedly attacked Mr. Trump, who responded in kind. And Bernie Sanders is sharpening his criticisms of Hillary Clinton on the eve of the South Carolina Democratic primary.

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