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2 men in NH city use signs to spread happiness

NASHUA, N.H.

Two New Hampshire men are trying to spread some positivity in Nashua with their feel-good signs.

NH1 reports Greg Amaral and Wendell Walker have stood in downtown Nashua with signs carrying positive messages each weekend since Easter Sunday. They say their goal is to encourage people to be happy and follow their dreams.

Photographer Craig Michaud shared a picture of the pair on Facebook. Michaud tagged Mayor Jim Donchess, who later shared the post on his page.

Donchess appreciates Amaral and Walker’s campaign. He says they’re helping Nashua become “a city of kindness.”

Amaral says they’ve seen “an outpouring of beautiful people” since they started their mission. The duo welcomes anyone who wants to join them.

Couple celebrates muddy wedding day

WATERVILLE, Maine

A Maine couple decided to get nice and muddy for their wedding day.

The Morning Sentinel reports Bill Jackson and Jennifer Denis took part in Thomas College’s annual Dirty Dog Mud Race in Waterville on April 15, with Denis wearing a white veil and Jackson in a tuxedo T-shirt.

The couple ran through a series of muddy obstacle courses together, and Denis’ sister carried a bouquet while running the race as a bridesmaid.

The couple said their vows in front of friends and family at the finish line, sliding rings on each other’s muddy fingers.

They capped the event with a dirt pie-inspired wedding cake complete with crumbled cookies and gummy worms on top.

Egypt mufti issues fatwa against buying FB ‘likes’

CAIRO

Egypt’s top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook “likes” is prohibited under Islam because it’s a form of fraud and deception.

Grand Mufti Shawki Allam regularly issues all sorts of fatwas, usually in response to questions by Muslims seeking religious guidance in matters related to even the most trivial issues.

The questions are asked of the Dar al-Ifa, the Sunni Muslim institution in charge of religious rulings, mainly based on the Muslim holy book, the Quran, and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

The mufti posted on the institution’s Facebook page earlier this week that it is “religiously prohibited” to pay someone to click a “like” on a promotion.

Associated Press

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