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Laura Silsby Returns To Boise Area

Laura Silsby, center, of Meridian arrives at the Boise airport today. The missionary was released from a Haitian jail on Monday after being held for over three months accused of trying to take 33 children from Haiti after the deadly January earthquake. Silsby was freed Monday when a judge convicted her but sentenced her to time already served. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski)

  • Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman (via Twitter) does a bang-up job w/camera documenting Silsby’s return to Idaho today. Click here.

In The News: Michelle Obama In Haiti

First lady Michelle Obama, center, Haiti’s first lady Elisabeth Debrosse, right, and Vice President Joseph Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, greet children in Port-au-Prince Tuesday. Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the devastated Haitian capital, joining a long list of political figures and celebrities who have toured the country and affirmed international support for reconstruction. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Question: Do Michelle Obama and Jill Biden do a good job representing their husbands to the nation and the world?

Taking it off for Haiti

NYPOST.COM/MYFOXNY.COM - While some philanthropists are stripping their wallets to donate to the victims of the Haiti earthquake, Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher is stripping in a fundraising effort that began Thursday. Read more.

Well. Maybe her heart’s in the right place. Have you ever done anything outrageous for a good cause?

NPR: In Haiti Children Long for a Home

This boy, named Joseph, is recuperating from a broken femur following the earthquake in Haiti, in which he lost both his parents.

“Haiti is a country of children. Half the population is under 18 years old. And since the earthquake, it seems kids are everywhere — carrying water buckets, pushing wheelbarrows full of rubble, flying kites and playing with toy cars amid the tents that are now homes.

There also are many children who are alone, orphaned since the Jan. 12 quake that killed more than 200,000.” Full story.

Stories like these are hard for me to read. If you could, would you open your home to one of these kids?

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