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America needs prisons that work

Charles Colson Task Force

A bipartisan congressional task force recommended reforms to reduce the federal prison population by 60,000 and save taxpayers more than $5 billion. “The system is failing those it incarcerates and the taxpayers who fund it,” said former Rep. J.C. Watts …

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Netflix Christian sermons

LOS ANGELES — Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. The online video streaming service added lectures by four popular Christian pastors in early December. …

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The hands and feet of Christ in Burkina Faso

Michael Riddering in Burkina Faso

Missionary Michael Riddering never suspected the coffee shop in West Africa would be the death of him and 27 others until it came under attack by al-Qaeda terrorists on Jan. 15. Riddering was with a pastor named Valentin in Ouagadougou, …

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‘Risen’ tells crucifixion from soldier’s eyes

Risen is the Biblical story of the Resurrection

“Risen,” a new movie distributed by Affirm Films, tells the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection from the perspective of a fictional unbelieving soldier whose investigation of the mystery leads to a personal encounter with Jesus. Opening in wide release …

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Government loses track of thousands of migrant children

Refugee children

The U.S. government placed tens of thousands of migrant children in unscreened homes without even writing down the phone numbers or addresses of the adults in charge, a congressional investigation revealed. As the government eased safety precautions to deal with …

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Cruz, Clinton and undecided poll higher among pastors

Presidential campaign 2016

Ted Cruz is the leading presidential candidate among Protestant pastors who lean Republican, with Hillary Clinton leading among Democratic pastors, according to a new survey. Donald Trump, meanwhile, is near the back of the pack. However, “Undecided” is the most …

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