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Authority in question

Sexual Abuse | Sexual abuse in churches isn’t new, but Southern Baptists face a fresh crisis over an old conundrum: How can they hold autonomous churches accountable?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/28/19, 02:59 pm

When Malcolm Yarnell read the Houston Chronicle’s devastating investigation into sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches in mid-February, he grieved for the survivors and received an unexpected phone call from his mother: “I need to talk to you.”

Yarnell, a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has also been a Southern Baptist minister for decades. Shortly after his ordination, his mother left the Baptist church and became a Roman Catholic.

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A ‘finger-in-the-eye’ strike

Education | West Virginia teachers unions may have won a battle against the state legislature, but critics argue it is parents and students who are losing the war
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/27/19, 03:50 pm

West Virginia teachers unions celebrated a dubious win last week, returning educators and students to their classrooms after a two-day strike that temporarily shuttered 54 of the 55 public school districts in the state.

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Former campaign staffer sues Trump for unwanted kiss

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/19, 12:14 pm

A former campaign staffer filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his campaign on Monday, claiming he forcibly kissed her in August 2016 and his campaign discriminated against her. In the lawsuit, Alva Johnson said that Trump grabbed her hand and kissed her while exiting a recreational vehicle outside a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla.

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