Family & Society
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Seven dead in Florida highway crash

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/04/19, 10:34 am

A crash in Florida on Thursday involving two big rigs and two passenger vehicles killed seven people, including five children from a Louisiana church group, injured eight others, and sparked a massive fire after 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the road. The accident on southbound Interstate 75 north of Gainesville closed part of the highway in both directions, and authorities did not open the southbound lanes until Friday morning. The fire was so intense it damaged the road.

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Escaped lion kills worker

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/31/18, 10:20 am

A lion killed an intern at a North Carolina wildlife conservatory on Sunday after it escaped from a locked space. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Ind., was attacked by the lion at the Conservators Center in Caswell County while cleaning an enclosure. Black graduated from Indiana University in May with a degree in animal behavior and had been working at the center for about two weeks. It is unclear how the lion escaped during the routine cleaning, the center said in a statement. The lion was shot and killed after attempts to tranquilize it failed.

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Rebelling against God’s design

Family | 2018 saw society further dismiss a Biblical understanding of sex, marriage, and family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/28/18, 02:34 pm

The deconstruction of gender, and thus God’s good design for humans, dominated marriage and family news again this year. Experts grappled with technology and its effect on children and families, and how later-in-life marriage and fewer children are changing culture. Here are the top five family and sexuality stories for 2018.

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