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Passover is one of the most important Jewish holidays, celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. In 2023, it begins the evening of April 5.
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A photo series showing a lion being gentle with a baby antelope has been misrepresented as an example of interspecies friendship.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has met two criteria indicating it has left the solar system, the first manmade object to do so.
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