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Adam Crapser, 40, who now has a wife and children including 1-year-old Christal, was adopted from South Korea when he was young, but his adoptive parents neglected to make him a U.S. citizen and re-homed him. (Associated Press)

Adoptees decry re-homing as states move to end practice

By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

Adopted under false pretenses from Ethiopia in 2006, Tarikuwa Lemma was barely acclimated to America when her family "re-homed" her to relatives a few months later. It was "really humiliating," she testified to Maine lawmakers Thursday. Re-homing is "not right, not fair, not safe." Published May 25, 2015

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This photo provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Aloha." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015. (Neal Preston/Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title

- Associated Press

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

In this photo provided by Burt Osteen, glass is scattered around a toppled basketball hoop after a waterspout made landfall at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla. on Monday, May 25, 2015. Authorities say three children were injured when the waterspout uprooted a bounce house and sent it across a parking lot into the road. (Burt Osteen via AP)

Police: 3 children hurt when waterspout uproots bounce house

- Associated Press

Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said.

Helen McDermott visits the grave marker of her husband, U.S. Army Sergeant Tom McDermott, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Paducah, Ky. McDermott said her husband, a Vietnam War era veteran, passed away in September of 2014. (John Paul Henry/The Paducah Sun via AP)

U.S. Navy chaplain faces Memorial Day special obligation

- The Washington Times

Memorial Day will not be a day off for Navy Lt. Loren Crone, but it will also not be just another Monday at the office. As millions of Americans prepare for a day filled with beer and barbecues, Lt. Crone, a chaplain at Marine Base Quantico, will be delivering an invocation at a memorial service at Quantico National Cemetery, which will take place at 11 a.m.

In this May 8, 2015 photo Scott Hogg fishes on Elk Lake, Ore. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks the lake with about 50,000 trout fingerlings each year. (Mark Morical/The Bulletin via AP)

Feds warn swimmers to not swallow lake water

- The Washington Times

Uncle Sam routinely issues summer warnings about boating safety, wearing sunscreen and not diving into unknown waters. Now the government is adding a recommendation that swimmers not urinate or defecate or drink the water in chlorinated pools and freshwater lakes.

Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland, Friday, May 22, 2015.  Ireland began voting Friday in a referendum on Gay marriage which will require an amendment to the Irish constitution. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ireland legalizes gay marriage

Associated Press

Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.

Lisa Smith sits on her porch, with son Noah, at their home  Belleville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Noah is registered to use marijuana to control epileptic seizures; the effect on his autism was an unexpected benefit. Based on that success, Smith is asking the state of Michigan to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. A public hearing will be held in Lansing on May 27.  (AP Photo/Ed White)

Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list

- Associated Press

Lisa Smith says her son's behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana.

A Rohingya boy sleeps on the floor at a temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

U.S. readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

- Associated Press

Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order

- Associated Press

"Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.

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