Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Emperor of Ocean Park as well as many other works of fiction and nonfiction.
In China, Mazu, a folk goddess of the sea, has an estimated 160 million followers and 4,000 temples devoted to her. Here, a statue of Mazu from a village temple is paraded around Meizhou Island in southern China's Fujian province during recent birthday celebrations.
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Burned vehicles sit on the J & Sons Autobody lot in Philadelphia Thursday. A dispute between rival tow-truck operators turned bloody this week, with one driver allegedly shooting another at the scene of a car accident. The next night, 13 cars in the first driver’s lot were set on fire.