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Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Seven and eight-year-olds probably should be naive when it comes to health issues. It is God's way of protecting them from the harsh realities of disease and death that most frequently come much later in adulthood. After all, almost everything in a child's world ends in storybook fashion – and they lived happily ever after.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

God recently plucked a flower from this earthly bush and planted her in His heavenly garden. On Friday, April 10, 2015 Lauren Hill died as she had lived, inspiring others to live their life to the fullest.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Ready for vindication the girl sharply turned to the counselor for reassurance. Without hesitation, she exclaimed, “You said he was a bastard; tell her! Let her know I'm not making this up!” Sitting in the presence of the criminal, the...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, “if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition, but no...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:08 PM

By age 12 she had been tormented in ways most can't imagine. Tragedy overshadowed any accomplishments of learning, prospering, or feeling self-worth. She shutdown emotionally, stopped trying to learn, and abandoned all social skills. Desperation led...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:03 PM

When I sit down and try to write about days gone by, I wish I had kept a journal or a log of all the events that helped shape my life growing up in a small Arkansas Delta community. And only if Mom had hung onto my comic books and precious baseball...

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