Eleven ossuaries from the Second Temple Period were discovered in a random check on a car near Hizme, outside Jerusalem. The ossuaries contain Jewish bones and were taken from caves in Jerusalem. The thieves were on their way to sell them to an anonymous buyer in Tel Aviv. Jews used ossuaries from 100 BC until 70 AD.
Rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of mudslide that buried the town of Oso, some 55 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Some 25 bodies have been discovered with 90 missing from the tragic mudslide.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America placed 1,892 flags on the National Mall to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who have committed suicide this year, in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2014
The 39th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at Ripley's 'Believe It or Not' in New York City on March 25, 2014. The Rotten Sneaker Contest began in 1974 as a promotion created by a Montpelier Vermont sporting goods owner.
Protesters demonstrate both viewpoints as Supreme Court considers two cases brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood involving religious objections to the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2014.
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