Museum of the Bible faces revelations, controversy as it opens

In the beginning, there was Hobby Lobby president Steve Green and his first purchase of a biblical artifact in 2009 that launched the Green Collection. What Green has accomplished since then is a full-fledged museum dedicated to the “Book of Books” in Washington, D.C. After nearly three years of construction, the Museum of the Bible will open its 40-foot tall, bronze doors — the Gutenberg Gates — inscribed with Genesis’s first chapter in Latin to the public today. Taking a page from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opened last September, the Museum of the
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‘Purity test’ will chase good people from politics

Jessie Balmert, The Cincinnati Enquirer Published 1:37 a.m. ET Nov. 18, 2017 CLOSE The Los Angeles radio anchor who accuses Democratic Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour says she accepts his apology but he could have apologized earlier. (Nov. 16) AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s also running for governor believes that a “purity test” is being imposed on all political candidates — and that’s the wrong road to go down. That’s why Justice Bill O’Neill, 70, on Friday posted some details of his 50 years of sexual exploits on Facebook. After
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New Cold War? North Korea Strengthens Ties with Cuba After Threatening Nuclear Attack on U.S.

Pyongyang hopes to rekindle a Cold War-era friendship. Korean Central News Agency announced Friday that North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation will be traveling to Cuba, in hopes of revamping international support amid sanctions and widespread condemnation of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile tests.   The Washington Post reported that North Korea’s visit to Cuba occurs as Pyongyang’s largest trading partners announced they would halt trade with the isolated nation. Singapore—North Korea’s seventh largest trading partner–announced it would sever its trade with the country Thursday, while the Philippines—Pyongyang’s fifth largest trading partner—is following suit. Keep up with this
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Trump releases updated shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees

The White House said President Donald Trump is “refreshing” his list. | Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump released a new list of potential Supreme Court justices on Friday, adding five new judges to his previous compilation of 20 jurists. The White House said Trump, who was “elected to restore the rule of law and to Make the Judiciary Great Again,” is “refreshing” his list. Story Continued Below “President Trump will choose a nominee for a future Supreme Court vacancy, should one arise, from this updated list of 25 individuals,” the White House said in a statement. “The president remains
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20 Injured As Massive Fire Tears Through Senior Living Center Near Philadelphia : The Two-Way : NPR

Firefighters worked on Friday to put out the smoldering fire that blazed across the rooftops of the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa., the previous night. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Firefighters worked on Friday to put out the smoldering fire that blazed across the rooftops of the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa., the previous night. Matt Rourke/AP At least 20 people have been injured after a massive fire broke out at a senior assisted-living complex near Philadelphia late Thursday, forcing residents to evacuate the building into a 40-degree chill.
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Roy Moore’s sexual assault allegations have Republicans looking at options to replace him

Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to face fallout after allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with teenage girls surfaced last week. The Republican National Committee pulled its funding from the candidate Tuesday after multiple women went on record to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers. One woman who claimed Moore inappropriately touched her said she was 14 at the time of the alleged assault. Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations. So far, seven women have come forward to accuse the former judge of sexual misconduct. Democrat Doug Jones leads Moore
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Zimbabwe: President Mugabe emerges from house arrest

The veteran leader arrived at the Harare Open University in a blue-and-yellow gown, accompanied by his security detail, two days after being placed under house arrest in Wednesday’s military takeover. Speculation has swirled over whether a deal has been reached to squeeze the 93-year-old leader out of power, after 37 years of rule. Mugabe appears to have been resisting attempts to oust him, and CNN understands he has pushed back on a deal to replace him with an interim leader. Military leaders have been desperate not to be seen as mounting an unconstitutional coup, and by allowing him to attend
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1 dead and 4 injured after a collision involving a sheriff’s vehicle in Boyle Heights

One person was killed and four others were injured in Boyle Heights late Thursday evening after a two-car crash involving a Los Angeles County sheriff’s vehicle resulted in several pedestrians being struck, authorities said. The crash was reported about 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of South Indiana Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were critically injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation. It’s unclear if those killed and injured were in one of the cars or on the street. The collision comes less than
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Assault claim against Sylvester Stallone ‘categorically false’

CLOSE Second actress files anonymous case claiming sexual harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Francis Maguire reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook A rep for Sylvester Stallone has called decades-old sexual assault allegations against the star “categorically false.”(Photo: Mike Marsland, WireImage) A rep for Sylvester Stallone has called a decades-old sexual assault claim against him “categorically false.” On Thursday, the Daily Mail and the Baltimore Post-Examiner published stories alleging Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in 1986. Both news outlets said they obtained a Las Vegas police report stating the allegations.
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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe met the army chief who led the move against him Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. There has been no official word on the outcome of talks he had with regional envoys and the army chief earlier. But sources say he has so far refused to agree to move aside. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said earlier it was “in
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