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Controversial Cross in Mojave Desert Stolen

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On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court case decision on the constitutionality of a war memorial cross in Mojave National Preserve, the item itself has been stolen, the National Park Service is reporting this morning.

"The wooden cover was reported missing from the cross by park staff on Saturday morning, and the uncovered cross was seen again on Sunday," a news release explained. "When park staff arrived on Monday morning to replace the cover, they found that the cross had been removed."