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May 13, 2014

In Other News, May 13

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Archaeologist likely solves 500-year-old mystery of Christopher Columbus’ missing Santa Maria

The story begins, as many do on the high seas, with a party. It was Christmas Eve, 1492. The setting: Christopher Columbus’ Santa María, the flagship vessel that he had commandeered to visit the New World. One by one, the crew fell asleep until only a cabin boy was left steering the ship in the Caribbean Sea. — The Washington Post

Pope Francis says he would baptize Martians if they asked

In a homily delivered Monday, Pope Francis said he’d totally baptize Martians if they showed up at the Vatican demanding to be baptized. He was trying to illustrate the point that everyone has the right to receive the Holy Spirit — even aliens from faraway planets. — Time

Amid outcry, black mass at Harvard is called off

A re-enactment of satanic rituals known as a “black mass” that had been scheduled for Monday evening on the Harvard campus was abruptly canceled amid a chorus of condemnation from Catholic groups and university officials and students. However, a scaled-down version of the event, without the original sponsorship of the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, was apparently held late Monday by members of the New York-based Satanic Temple off campus, at the Hong Kong lounge in Harvard Square. — The Boston Globe

15-month-old boy falls 11 stories from Minnesota apartment balcony, survives

A 15-month-old boy survived an 11-story fall from his family’s Minneapolis apartment balcony thanks to his young age and a lucky landing spot. — The Star Tribune

Red wine not that healthy after all, study shows

Attention, all red wine lovers: It turns out that glass of Merlot might not be as beneficial to your health as previously thought. — Time

Two Orlando health workers ill after exposure to MERS patient

Two health workers at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., who were exposed to a patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have begun showing flu-like symptoms, and one of the two has been hospitalized. — Fox News


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