Carissa J. Wheeler

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‘Left Behind’ Movie Trailer Shows Chaos and Pandemonium After the Rapture in Apocalyptic Thriller

The teaser trailer for “Left Behind” was released Friday, offering the first look at the reboot of the popular book and DVD series that first captivated audiences a decade ago.<p>The one-minute trailer offers glimpses of the film’s cast, including actors Nicolas Cage as pilot Rayford Steele and Chad …

Are People Born Gay? Here’s What Americans Think

The debate over the origins of homosexuality is nowhere near over, as Americans remain starkly divided over whether same-sex attraction is rooted in nature, nurture or a mixture of the two.<p>While the proportion of people who believe that homosexuality originates in peoples’ upbringing or environment …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Crew’s Simple Act Before Relative’s Big Congressional Announcement Shows Just How Deep Their Christian Faith Runs

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson waded into political waters when he recently told the GOP to “get godly,” but his nephew is taking it to the next level, announcing a run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.<p>Congressional candidate Zach Dasher (Image via Twitter @DasherZach)<p>Zach …

Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim 'safe and well' in US embassy

The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has expressed relief that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum.<p>"Really, it's good," Daniel Wani, the American husband of Meriam Ibrahim, told Agence France-Presse by …

Here's What It Will Take to Contain the Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

The “perfect storm” analogy is often over-used when it comes to disease outbreaks–all the elements that you don’t want to see converge to make …

U.S. court puts ruling overturning Indiana's gay marriage ban on hold

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday put on hold a judge’s two-day-old ruling striking down Indiana’s ban on gay marriage, pending an appeal of the case.<p>The decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals followed a request by Indiana’s attorney general for an emergency order to …

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier: Tears, joy at vote

A teary-eyed Dana Barks was almost speechless after officials for the San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge approved a $76 million funding package for a suicide barrier that could prevent people from jumping to their deaths.<p>The bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously in favor …

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela

A blackout has cut power to much of Venezuela including Caracas and other major cities, and interrupting a televised speech by the president in the country's second nationwide electricity outage in a year.<p>The blackout affected Caracas for about three hours, but power was gradually restored by early …