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Police: WV ‘magical warlock’ coerced sex from kids by promising to cure ill mother

A West Virginia man claimed to be a “magical warlock” to trick three children into sexual encounters, authorities said. James “Jim” Irvin, of Bluefield, was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of sexual assault and 10 counts of sexual abuse in the case, reported the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Investigators…

‘Bloody Jesus’ actor ordered down from roadside cross for endangering drivers in Florida

A Jesus impersonator in Florida had his roadside Easter show interrupted by police who said that the bloody display was causing drivers to nearly crash their vehicles. The spokesperson for the Lee County Sheriff’s office told WFTX that the man playing Jesus was asked to come down off the cross…

Court orders U.S. to release legal memo that authorized drone strike on Anwar al-Awlaki

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over key portions of a memorandum justifying the government’s targeted killing of people linked to terrorism, including Americans. In a case pitting executive power against the public’s right to know what…

Justice Department to make it easier to grant clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will widen the criteria it uses to decide which drug offenders to recommend to the president for clemency, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday. The department expects thousands of drug offenders currently serving time to be eligible for reduced sentences under the…

SC GOP candidate urges Christians to remove children from godless ‘Pharaoh’s schools’

A Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor says Christians should remove their children from public schools. “It’s our hope and prayer that a fresh obedience by Christian families and educating their children according to biblical commands will prove to be a key for the revival of our families, our…

About 20 worshippers injured as car plows into Florida church

A runaway car plowed into a Florida church, smashing through a wall and injuring around 20 worshippers attending Easter services, police said on Monday. About 20 people were hurt when the Lexus sedan crashed into the Second Haitian Baptist Church in the city of Fort Myers where some 200 people…

WATCH: Uniformed officer kicks, trips high school students celebrating TX state soccer title

A uniformed officer with the Georgetown, Texas Police Department is being investigated after video surfaced of him kicking, tripping, and pushing over high school students after a Vandegrift High School soccer game. In the video, students can be seen rushing on to the field to celebrate the first Texas state…

Pat Robertson: Jesus said an asteroid could destroy Earth next week

Televangelist Pat Robertson warned on Monday that Jesus had said that an asteroid would destroy the Earth — and it could happen as soon as next week. On Tuesday, three former NASA astronauts are expected to present their findings that the Earth had experienced far more impacts from large asteroids…

Naked Walmart man opens up to TV reporter: Meth-ecstasy mixup ‘made me crazy’

A South Carolina man arrested for strolling into a Walmart in the middle of the night wearing only black shoes, explained to a local news reporter that he has had problems with drugs in the past and that he had accidentally purchased methamphetamine and “it really made me crazy.” Confronted…

NV gubernatorial candidate debates cardboard cutout at Bundy ranch as roosters heckle him

A fringe candidate for Nevada governor debated a cardboard cutout of his incumbent opponent about the Cliven Bundy standoff with federal agents in a video posted online over the weekend. Crowing roosters repeatedly interrupt the 21-minute “debate” between David Lory VanDerBeek, the Constitution Party candidate for governor, and Republican Gov.…

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