Some of the people left homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in rental homes nearly an hour's drive away, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available.
A portrait of David Quiring Sr. This is the first image that appears when you scan the QR code at his grave. <a href="http://www.monuments.com/livingheadstone/David%20Quiring%20Sr./577">See his QR website</a>.
The process of burying the dead hasn't changed much over the centuries, but now their gravestones can provide a digital link to their life stories.
A Seattle-based company is creating burial markers that include a scannable, stamp-like image called a "quick read" — or QR code.
The codes can be placed on tombstones so visitors can learn more about the dearly departed, leave messages for their loved ones, and record stories for others who may visit. And all you need is a smartphone and a free app to make it work.
Last month the Economist reported on an ongoing study called Explaining Religion. The project's social scientists have spent the last three years gathering data on various aspects of religious practice with a focus on the "moral behaviour that religions often claim to govern." As the article puts it,
Lexi (middle) with her two younger brothers Jorge (left) and Keegan. Before Lexi and her brother's were adopted, Lexi was their prime caretaker. "I fed them when they were very, very hungry," Lexi says.
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Last names and hometown were withheld from this story to protect the family's privacy.
A girl in New Hampshire celebrated her seventh birthday Sunday.
But she's had to spend the first few years of her life acting a lot more like a mother than a little girl.
Before entering the foster care system, she was forced to take care of herself and her two younger brothers. Now, her first instinct is to take care of everybody. It's the impulse that helped her survive.
While many families are kicking off their summer vacation with trips to the beach or a day of hitting the holiday sales, scores of others are remembering service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. For one Rhode Island family, Monday marks the first Memorial Day they will spend since their son died in Afghanistan.