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  • NBC brings miracles to television with ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ tonight

    When you’re telling the stories of the Bible, you don’t want to get it wrong. For executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, “A.D. The Bible Continues” was the most challenging, and rewarding project of their careers. They used the guidance of theologians, historians and spiritual advisors like good friends, Craig & Amy Groschel from Life Church. Mark and Roma also have three children who voiced their opinions about the project. They insisted: nothing corny or hokey about A.D. They […]

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    Teen boys called ‘heroes’ for helping bust an alleged pedophile

    LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities are calling them “mini crime fighters.” Two Florida teens are being praised by the sheriff after they took swift action and helped officials bust an accused pedophile. When Michael Jenny honked at two teen boys, ages 15 and 13, and threw them a graphic, sexual note, the boys immediately came up with a plan. Authorities told WFLA the man offered the boys $60 to perform a sex act. “Well, they are junior detectives,” said Sheriff […]

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    Man seen ‘hanging’ from cross causing mixed emotions

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – An anonymous man hanging from a cross in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has a message, but the way he’s sharing it is causing mixed emotions. “At first I thought it was weird, but it’s ok,” Jelecia Farber said. ‘How do I feel about it?” Dan Torre asked, “Um, I think it’s kind of creepy, actually.” Others were moved to tears. “Just to see this, I think it’s very moving,” Farrah Dickerson said as her eyes […]

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    Update: Man beaten unconscious by dad of sexual assault victim sentenced

    UPDATE:  An 18-year-old man who was badly beaten by the father of a child he was accused of molesting was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday. Raymond Frolander pleaded no contest to the charge of lewd or laswcivious molestation of a child to avoid a mandatory life sentence. The boy’s father was not charged with assault. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after he allegedly caught him sexually abusing his […]

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    Parents outraged after first grader is forced to clean toilet with bare hands

    JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The punishment being handed down to a South Carolina elementary school student is being described as “cruel and unusual.” The 7-year-old boy was forced to clean a toilet at school with his bare hands after he clogged it up because he used too much toilet paper. The boy told his mother there were feces still in the toilet. When the boy went home and told his mom what happened, she was appalled. “I’m like, ‘They […]

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    World powers reach tentative nuclear deal with Iran

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The United States and several other world powers have agreed on a deal that would keep Iran’s nuclear program peaceful. The deal, which was announced on Thursday, calls for Iran to limit its enrichment capacity and stockpile in exchange for the European Union lifting economic sanctions that have hurt the country’s economy. Iran also agreed to enrich nuclear materials only at one plant, converting the other nuclear facilities for other uses. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said […]

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    Court hearing for Robert Durst postponed after FBI agents fail to appear

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC News) – A court hearing for a millionaire accused of murder has been postponed after FBI agents failed to show up for a court hearing in the case. Authorities say Robert Durst, 71, was arrested in New Orleans after federal agents tracked his cell phone. Court documents revealed Durst had a loaded .38-caliber revolver, 5 ounces of marijuana, his passport and birth certificate, a neck-to-head latex mask with salt-and-pepper hair attached and more than $40,000 cash, […]

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    CDC: Stomach illness spreading across country, becoming resistant to antibiotics

    WASHINGTON – Health officials are warning families across the country about a nasty stomach illness that is spreading and is becoming resistant to drugs. The Shigella bacteria spreads easily and can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and fever. The Centers for Disease Control identified several large clusters of the illness in California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Experts say half of the cases were associated with people who traveled to India or the Dominican Republic. Officials say 90 percent of samples tested were […]

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    Oregon mayor bans city-sponsored travel to Indiana

    (KGW)Fallout from Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act continues, as Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has banned all city-sponsored travel to Indiana. He joins mayors from Seattle and San Francisco in boycotting city-funded travel to the state. Hales calls the Religious Freedom Restoration Act an outrage, and a major step backwards. Critics of the law say that it will allow discrimination of the LGBT community. 37 States now recognize gay marriage, and critics say Religious Freedom laws are an attempt to counter that. […]

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    Indiana woman sentenced in “feticide” case, first ever case in the U.S.

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An Indiana woman will serve 20 years in prison for what she says was a miscarriage. On Monday, the State of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide, which is an act that causes the death of a fetus, and neglect of a dependent. PRI says feticide is usually used against illegal abortion providers or people who harm pregnant women. It is a law in several states but only […]

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    10 years later: Terri Schiavo still puts spotlight on end of life issues

    GULFPORT, Fla. – There are still questions surrounding the government’s role in a person’s life and death. A case that brought that question to the forefront of the American people’s minds is 10-years-old. In 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed after suffering from full cardiac arrest. The heart attack deprived her brain of oxygen and doctors say it left her in a persistent vegetative state. Schiavo was kept alive by a feeding tube for 15 years, while her husband and family fought […]