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Cult leader says 'heavenly laws' directed him to take child bride

MANTI — A doomsday cult leader told a judge Wednesday he was following "heavenly laws" when he took a 7-year-old child as his bride last year.John …

Crime

The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county

<b>SIMON OSTROVSKY:</b><p>This is Philip Alston, the United Nations point man on poverty. His job usually involves visiting the world’s least developed …

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."<p>Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Character Is Our Destiny. We Must Recognize That Horror.

We have not hit the bottom yet on this presidency.<p>If character is destiny, as the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus had it, then Donald Trump’s …

With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From 'Don't' to 'Delay'

California legalized marijuana in 2016, and on Jan. 1, 2018, eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.<p>The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard …

Crackdown on immigrants takes a toll on federal judge: 'I have presided over a process that destroys families'

Day in, day out, immigrants shuffle into Judge Robert Brack's courtroom, shackled at the wrist and ankle, to be sentenced for the crime of crossing the border.<p>The judge hands down sentences with a heavy heart. Since he joined the federal bench in 2003, Brack has sentenced some 15,000 defendants, …

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter."<p>Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the …

Christianity

The woman who watched 300 executions in Texas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43995866

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in …

Trump's favorite tactic: criminalizing his critics

<b>(CNN) —</b> This past week President Donald Trump went after some of his favorite targets. Within the span of a few days, he lashed out at migrants in Central America who are seeking legal asylum in the US, dismissed his predecessor as "Cheatin' Obama," brought back his false claims about voters …

Donald Trump

The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result.<p>He’d stretch a can of …

College & University

How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

Eighty-five years ago the Nazi terror machine began operations. It met little resistance. And that’s the lesson that should really worry us now.<p>The …

The Story Of Caril Ann Fugate and Charles Starkweather’s Natural Born Killing Spree

Caril Ann Fugate became the youngest female ever tried for first-degree murder when she accompanied Charles Starkweather on his cross-country killing …

‘I expected the world to be in flames’: Hear from the children taken from a Texas polygamous compound, 10 years after the raid

<b>Hildale •</b> Ten years ago this week, SaraBelle Steed expected God to strike down the gentiles.<p>“I knew that Heavenly Father was going to bring fire from …

‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ 16 times bigger than previously thought, say scientists

Nearly 80,000 tonnes of plastic are floating in the area of the ocean known as the “Great Pacific garbage patch”.<p>Scientists arrived at this figure, …

At least 240 victims murdered and dissolved in acid by cartel gangster nicknamed the 'Stew Maker'

The remains of at least 240 people murdered and dissolved in acid have been found in a mass grave in Mexico.<p>The majority of the victims are believed …

15 Years Ago, I Helped Start a War That Hasn’t Ended

When I deployed to Iraq in 2003, there was no war. We had to start it.<p>As a lieutenant in charge of six tanks (four active-duty crews, two reserve), I gave a preinvasion talk to my platoon before rolling out. It was 15 years ago, and I was 24 — older than all but two of the 23 crewmen. It was a …

How alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hid in plain sight for years | The Star

<i>Warning: This article contains graphic details.</i><p>To his friends and clients, Bruce McArthur was a gregarious white-haired landscaper who brought beauty …

Yet Another Study Shows Black People Suffer Most From Pollution

People living below the poverty line, blacks, Latinos, and non-white people, in general, are more likely to live in areas with high particulate …

Conservatives mock Parkland victims after state GOP turns its back on them

<b>Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in</b> …

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando's Poorest Neighborhoods

People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community.<p>ORLANDO, Fla. ― During the 15 years that Jacqueline Young lived in Griffin Park, a federal housing project, she always worried about the air that she and her granddaughter were …

Pollution

Why women have always been essential to white supremacist movements

Any social movement demanding a radical transformation of society needs the support and leadership of women. In 2017, women led the largest protest …

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …

Republicans

Russia admits spike in radioactive ruthenium-106 over Ural Mountains amid fears of nuclear accident

Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains.<p>But the suspected source of the leak, a …

The left's nuclear problem

America's liberal leaders are torn between fighting climate change and resisting nuclear power.<p><b>Why it matters now:</b> The nuclear power industry, which …

Nuclear Energy

Russian Youth Claims He Lived on Mars Before Being Reborn on Earth

Boris “Boriska” Kipriyanovich, a 21-year-old boy from Volgograd, Russia, claims that he lived on Mars in a previous life until a nuclear war …

Indian Woman with Over 70 Metal Needles Stuck Deep in Her Legs Claims She Has No Idea How They Got There

A 35-year-old Indian widow claims needles, nails, and syringes come out of her legs, and that she has no idea how they got there. Anusuiya, from a …

This Shark From Prehistoric Times Is Back To Freak Us All Out

This creature may have inspired legends of sea serpents.<p>The phrase “they don’t make ’em like they used to” definitely applies to a rare shark found off the southern coast of Portugal.<p>The shark in question is a frilled shark, a species that is considered a “living fossil” because remains of the …

Fish

Raulito, the Mexican Baby Who Performs Miracles 84 Years After His Death

In the pantheon of San Francisco, the oldest in Acapulco, lies the tomb of Raul “Raulito” González, who was born on April 2, 1932, and died on …

Man Haunted by “Demonic Baby” Has the Photos to Prove It

The ghost of a child is supposedly haunting a man’s flat, and he now has photos to prove it. Adam Ellis, who lives in New York, achieved viral fame …