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Seattle mayor to resign amid sex abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/13/17, 11:25 am

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to resign after a fifth person accused him of sexual abuse. Allegations surfaced over the past five months that Murray had molested boys in the past. On Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported Murray allegedly abused his cousin’s 13-year-old son in 1975 while living with the family. Other accusers include Murray’s former foster son and a man who claims Murray paid him for sex when the man was a teen. Murray, who is gay, has not faced criminal charges.

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Canyons of steel

Faith & Inspiration | There’s something special about a metropolis like New York City
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/31/17, 12:26 pm

Maybe only in heaven will we know what music was. “What was that back there?” we’ll say. “And what witchcraft did it work on me, that it broke my heart, and I loved to have it so?”

Take “Autumn in New York,” by Vernon Duke: “Autumn in New York / Why does it seem so inviting? / Autumn in New York / It spells the thrill of first-nighting. / Glittering crowds / And shimmering clouds / In canyons of steel / Are making me feel / I’m home.”

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Urban visionary

Q&A | From crime to Christ to social critic
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/30/17, 04:46 pm

Star Parker is a conservative commentator, author, and founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). Here are edited excerpts of our recent conversation at her Washington, D.C., office.

Tell us about your childhood.

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