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Hobby Lobby faces another Bible artifacts scandal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/19, 12:37 pm

Renowned classics professor Dirk Obbink is accused of stealing and selling as many as 11 ancient Bible fragments to Hobby Lobby. The Egypt Exploration Society, which manages Oxford University’s Oxyrhynchus Papyri project, said Monday the arts and crafts retailer bought the fragments in two batches back in 2010.

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Democrats debate abortion, impeachment, healthcare

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/19, 12:26 pm

The top 12 Democratic presidential candidates found common ground during Tuesday night’s debate over their support for abortion and impeaching President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden and others said they wanted to codify Roe v. Wade into law so the U.S. Supreme Court could not overturn it in the future. CNN and The New York Times moderated the debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The next debate is scheduled for Nov. 20.

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Parents of U.K. crash victim appeal to Trump

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/19, 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a 19-year-old British man who died in a crash involving a U.S. intelligence official’s wife in August. Anne Sacoolas pulled onto the wrong side of the road when leaving a military base in Croughton, England, and collided with Harry Dunn’s motorcycle. The mother of three claimed diplomatic immunity from prosecution and returned to the United States.

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