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Blackface photo not decisively linked to Virginia’s governor

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/22/19, 12:46 pm

Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday that the investigation into whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, appears in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface was inconclusive. The law firm hired by the school said it could not “conclusively determine” the identities of the man wearing blackface or the man next to him in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Investigators also could not determine how the photo was placed in the yearbook but found no evidence it was a mistake or prank.

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‘Terrifying mystery’

Churches | How can Christians grapple with a church member becoming a mass shooter?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/09/19, 02:25 pm

When Pastor Zach Keele stood in the pulpit on the Sunday morning after Easter, his opening words spoke of death rather than resurrection. “This is an evil day,” he told the congregation. “A child of our church has gone forth and committed a horrible, wicked act.”

That member of Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) is 19-year-old John Earnest, who is also the son of an elder in the congregation.

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Officer convicted in woman’s shooting death

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/01/19, 10:32 am

A jury on Tuesday convicted a Minneapolis police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond, a dual Australian and U.S. citizen, in July 2017. Damond had called 911 to report a crime just before the shooting. Noor and his partner arrived outside her home to investigate.

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