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In the wake of tragedy, confusing and conflicting feelings like fear and anger can be overwhelming. In her breakout novel, Rihannon Navin takes readers on the emotional journey that explores some of these feelings.

Only Child centers around a family reconciling with the aftermath of a mass shooting at an elementary school. It's told from the perspective of 6-year-old Zach, who survived the shooting in which his brother Andy died.

Black Panther pounced on the weekend box office, breaking cultural barriers and earning the highest debut ever for a February film, with an estimated three-day domestic gross of $192 million, said Disney, Marvel's parent company.

The opening was the fifth highest-earning of any film, according to Disney. The only other movies that have brought in more are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers, according to The Associated Press.

The first Bible I ever purchased was a New International Version Student Life Bible; it was black with neon pink and green lettering. I picked it up from the bookstore of a church I was invited to in my late teens. This "expanded" version featured maps, reading plans, and questionnaires geared toward teenagers who wanted to learn how to effectively apply biblical principles to their daily lives. In other words, how to learn to be the "salt of the earth."

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some crossword clues for six-letter words. The last word in each clue will rhyme with its answer.

Ex. Traveling theater group --> TROUPE
1. Opposite of smaller
2. Heavenly body with a ring pattern
3. Attire for many sports
4. Aimlessly go yonder
5. Proceed in a hurry
6. Food like cheddars or bries
7. One engaged in a medieval fight
8. Chatter
9. Teammate of Dasher and Prancer
10. Sport in which a player might act as a blocker
11. Quality of food to savor

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Fifteen years after his death, Fred Rogers is having a moment.

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