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A Chicago police spokesperson on Saturday said "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is no longer considered a victim in the case that allegedly involved an attack by two masked men who shouted racial and anti-gay slurs at the actor and, "This is MAGA country!" Police earlier said that the "trajectory of the investigation" shifted and that they wanted to conduct another interview with Smollett about the alleged hate crime last month. Police released two Nigerian brothers who were held for...Read More...
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country. FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher...Read More...
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It wasn't illegal when Obama did it?

Forum: Politics
gbrk
Schumer and Pelosi say Trumps declaration is illegal. also. Maxine Waters up and arms. over Trump's Declaration of "National Emergency". At least with Trump the money is going to be used for this Nation and here on our own Nation within our own borders. What about Obama? No one seemed to be up in arms when he declared National Emergencies. Let's see how many of his National Emergencies actually protect Americans. April 12, 2010: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of...Read More...
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A short history of the humble pew

Forum: Religion
RiverDance
Churches did not always have seating. How it has evolved says a lot about how we've practiced Christianity. If we were to walk into a church and find it completely devoid of seating, we would assume that the pews had been taken out for renovation. Pews have become so commonplace that we tend to take them for granted. But church seating is a relatively recent innovation. Until the late Middle Ages, the naves of churches were not fitted out with seating. Worshipers either stood or knelt or sat...Read More...
Amazon disses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on way out of NYC: 'We don’t want to work in this environment' The decision by tech giant Amazon to pull out of their plan to build a New York City headquarters was a stunning development, especially for those looking forward to the 25,000 new jobs Amazon promised to bring to the area. But now the fallout is ramping up as Amazon executives are blaming New York lawmakers, especially Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for creating a 'hostile environment' in which...Read More...
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U.S. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other New York politicians just chased off 25,000 Amazon jobs that could have created salaries of at least $115,000 jobs each. Unfazed and stunningly arrogant, these politicians are taking a victory lap following their dubious success. CCN reported earlier today that Amazon had scrapped the spacious campus it had planned to build in Long Island City, Queens, which would have created roughly 25,000 well-paying jobs. The residual job creation was...Read More...
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