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‘God always has a plan’

Sports | Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa acknowledges God’s sovereignty in season-ending injury
by Loren Skinker
Posted 11/29/19, 03:37 pm

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban rarely cracks a smile on the sidelines, but he couldn’t suppress a grin when his star quarterback told him during a timeout he wanted to keep playing in a blowout against Mississippi State two weeks ago. Tua Tagovailoa, a junior and a projected first-round pick in next year’s NFL draft, was nursing a sore right ankle and his backup, sophomore Mac Jones, could have used some more time under center, but Saban embraced his quarterback’s enthusiasm and agreed to leave him in.

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John Crist confesses to sexual misconduct

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/19, 10:43 am

Comedian John Crist has canceled his tour and upcoming appearances in response to a report detailing his habitual harassment and exploitation of women. “Those closest to me—my family, team, and close friends—have known about this battle for some time, and now you do too,” he said in a statement to Charisma News, which on Thursday published the accusations against him. “I’m ashamed of my behavior, and I’m so sorry for hurting so many people.”

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Inside voices outside abortion centers

First Amendment | Court allows pro-life sidewalk counselors inside free speech buffer zones
by Steve West
Posted 10/29/19, 03:11 pm

A federal appeals court on Oct. 18 gave pro-life sidewalk counselors outside a Pittsburgh abortion facility the green light to enter the so-called “bubble zone.” Pro-life volunteers who want to speak with women entering the abortion facility can now stand closer to the door and don’t have to raise their voices to be heard, said Nikki Bruni, Pittsburgh director of 40 Days for Life. She and other volunteers tell women about nearby clinics that provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease testing, and other help.

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