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GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:50

Lynchburg News and Advance

GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms
Lynchburg News and Advance
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter J. Coles. ... He was a member of New Chapel Baptist Church and a self-employed carpenter. Ardie was an .... He loved his ...

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014 - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:50

Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014
Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extensive new survey says the share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect. Released Tuesday, the Gallup-Healthways ...

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Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:50

Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force
Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the House's staunchest liberals and most hard-core conservatives are teaming up to oppose President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the military. This unusual left-right ...

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Death notice: Norma Jewel Peery - Herald and News

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:37

Death notice: Norma Jewel Peery
Herald and News
Norma Jewel Peery, 72, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in Sky Lakes Medical Center with family by her side. A complete obituary with service times will follow this announcement. Arrangements by Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd (541-883-3458).

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Scientology's Chilling Effect - New York Times

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:27

Showbiz Spy (blog)

Scientology's Chilling Effect
New York Times
What brings this to mind is Alex Gibney's fine new HBO documentary about Scientology, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which is based on the book “Going Clear” by Lawrence Wright. (Disclosure: I played a small role in Gibney's 2005 ...
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief Gets Its First Angry TrailerCinema Blend
A Rare Peek Into The Church Of Scientology's FinancesVocativ
Scientology Exposed! Church Forced To Reveal It Raked In $33 Million Over ...Showbiz Spy (blog)

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Chicago ready to decide Mayor Emanuel's re-election fate - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:21

Lynchburg News and Advance

Chicago ready to decide Mayor Emanuel's re-election fate
Lynchburg News and Advance
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to voters at a campaign stop Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Chicago. In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Mayor Emanuel's pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday, Feb. 24 as he tries to win a ...

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NY attorney general expands herbal supplements investigation - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:32

NY attorney general expands herbal supplements investigation
Lynchburg News and Advance
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three weeks after ordering four major retailers to pull store-brand herbal supplements off their shelves following DNA tests that found little or none of the listed herbs, New York's attorney general is targeting manufacturers of ...

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Paganism: A Tribe or Tribes? - Patheos (blog)

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:52

Patheos (blog)

Paganism: A Tribe or Tribes?
Patheos (blog)
Jumping from festival to festival makes for an exhausting twelve days, but the benefits generally outweigh the inevitable concrud and sore throat. PantheaCon tends to generate the most headlines in February, but ConVocation is also deserving of some ...

VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:43

VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is apologizing for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month ...

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Right-wing Christians' hostility to science destroys lives - Raw Story

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 22:33

Raw Story

Right-wing Christians' hostility to science destroys lives
Raw Story
Republican legislators live in an information web that has been shaped by the Vatican's opposition to family planning–now picked up and echoed by some conservative Protestant sects and repackaged as “religious freedom.” Another set of ... Fortunately ...

Top books: USA TODAY's list - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 22:06

The Oshkosh Northwestern

Top books: USA TODAY's list
The Oshkosh Northwestern
2; and “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis peaked at No. 41. “Ruby,” published last year, never made USA TODAY's list until now. Publisher Hogarth released the novel in paperback on Feb. 10 timed to the Oprah announcement, with a first ...

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Natural Rights, The Imago Dei, and the Moral Economy of Sex - First Things

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 21:25

Natural Rights, The Imago Dei, and the Moral Economy of Sex
First Things
The world of the ancient Greek polis, and of the Roman republic and early empire, was populated by “small family churches,” so to speak—each extended family having its household deities, with the city being a polytheistic melange of these many cults ...

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief Gets Its First Angry Trailer - Cinema Blend

Google News - Scientology - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:05

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief Gets Its First Angry Trailer
Cinema Blend
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is one the most controversial documentaries of recent memory, and definitely the most controversial of the year. Since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has been causing quite the raucous ...

Debatable goals - What the hell is professional sport all about? - The News Hub

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:35

The News Hub

Debatable goals - What the hell is professional sport all about?
The News Hub
It was just another seasonal Sunday afternoon, when a riveted full house at west London's Stamford Bridge soccer stadium witnessed a trivial tantrum of pitiful fisticuffs. Not, you understand, amongst the more antagonistic elements of the opposing ...

Mom: Suspect in Facebook abduction case offered to baby-sit - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:07

Lynchburg News and Advance

Mom: Suspect in Facebook abduction case offered to baby-sit
Lynchburg News and Advance
Kyle Dube, center, with his attorneys Stephen Smith, left, and Wendy Hatch is in court during the first day of Dube's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Me., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Dube is charged with kidnapping and murder in the 2013 ...

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Frequent saunas may boost survival, Finnish study suggests - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:07

Lynchburg News and Advance

Frequent saunas may boost survival, Finnish study suggests
Lynchburg News and Advance
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter J. Coles. ... He was a member of New Chapel Baptist Church and a self-employed carpenter. Ardie was an .... He loved his ...

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X-Rays of Buddhist Statue Reveal Mummified Monk - Discover Magazine (blog)

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:57

Discover Magazine (blog)

X-Rays of Buddhist Statue Reveal Mummified Monk
Discover Magazine (blog)
Monks on this spiritual path would starve themselves for almost a decade, subsisting on water, seeds and nuts. Then, they'd be sealed inside the statue and ingest roots, pine bark and a toxic, tree sap-based tea for another 1,000 days — eating and ...

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Is It Unfair to Compare ISIS to the Nazis? - Newsweek

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:45

Newsweek

Is It Unfair to Compare ISIS to the Nazis?
Newsweek
Think of the horrors of Pol Pot, Rwanda, Darfur and murderous dictators like North Korea's Kim family, who nurture personality cults while committing heinous crimes against humanity. But none have come anywhere close to Hitler's ... In his war ...

Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game - Arutz Sheva

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:44

Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game
Arutz Sheva
Today, of course, we are already dealing with ISIS and other apocalyptic death cults that will never conform to ordinary notions of decisional rationality in world politics. Nuclear deterrence should be properly examined vis-à-vis national or state ...

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The Junk Science and Bad Faith Behind Colorado's IUD Controversy - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:06

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Junk Science and Bad Faith Behind Colorado's IUD Controversy
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Republican legislators live in an information web that has been shaped by the Vatican's opposition to family planning–now picked up and echoed by some conservative Protestant sects and repackaged as “religious freedom.” Another set of ... Fortunately ...

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