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City so sorry for ‘Starry Night’ saga

The mayor of an artsy community in Florida is apologizing for the city’s attack on a representation of “Starry Night,” Vincent van Gogh’s famous night-sky portrayal. And the move is getting the city out of a lawsuit. According to the Pacific Legal Foundation, Mount Dora Mayor Nick Girone is issuing a public apology to Nancy […] ...

Almost ready! See final cover of ‘breakthrough Bible book’

WASHINGTON – It’s been called a “breakthrough Bible book” by some of the dozens of Christian luminaries who have previewed and enthusiastically endorsed it. It has also been hailed by ministries and missions organizations, such as Gospel for All Nations, as a breakthrough for spreading the Good News to the uttermost parts of the Earth, […] ...

DNC leader demands Amazon ban books

The vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the retail giant’s “sale of literature and music published by entities identified as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” While the letter from U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., later specifies concern about “neo-nazis and white nationalist writers,” […] ...

George Washington: Tough general

In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: Britain, led by King George II, and France, led by King Louis XV. Because of their alliances with other nations, fighting escalated into the first global war – the Seven Years War, or as it was called in America, […] ...

A real-life Sweeney Todd?

Cut it off – Russian stylist wields his axe How far do you trust your barber, stylist, or spouse with a pair of shears? Mothers with scissors and a mind to cut bangs can be fearsome indeed. But hair grows. And blunt-cut, feathered or thinned, one’s mop can be styled a myriad of ways. It […] ...

Wikipedia entry describes Brennan as ‘silly old f—‘

John Brennan, who shoved himself into the headlines this week with the wild claim that President Trump’s actions in Helsinki, at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, were “treasonous,” had a new description, briefly, at the online site Wikipedia. “Silly old fart.” Actually, the entry for Brennan, for a few minutes Tuesday, read, “Brennan […] ...

Dem candidate: I’m ‘supported by Jesus Christ’

An Alabama Democrat seeking re-election as county commissioner is claiming to have the backing of the Top Officeholder in the universe. Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown has sent out campaign literature with sample ballots saying she is “supported by Jesus Christ and his followers.” In a Facebook video, Brown tells staff and supporters: “We […] ...

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter face Hill grill on political bias

WASHINGTON – Does a hyper-progressive, Silicon Valley cartel of social-media dominance threaten the very framework of free speech in America? That will be the focus of a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday when Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., takes testimony from representatives of Facebook, You Tube and Twitter – all accused by conservatives, Christians and independent […] ...