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Tom Cruise ‘proud’ of Scientology: ‘Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am’

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Tom Cruise is nearly synonymous with Scientology, but the superstar actor doesn’t talk much about his religious beliefs in public.

The actor addressed the controversial church last week while promoting his newest film, “Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back,” reported US Weekly.

A reporter from ITV News asked Cruise to comment on the 2015 Louis Theroux documentary, “My Scientology Movie,” which is highly critical of the religion founded by the science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

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“It’s something that has helped me incredibly in my life,” Cruise said. “I’ve been a Scientologist for over 30 years.”

He credits the church, which has been blamed for the breakup of all three of his marriage, for his success.

“It’s something, you know, without it, I wouldn’t be where I am,” Cruise said. “So it’s a beautiful religion. I’m incredibly proud.”

Cruise was introduced to Scientology by his first wife, Mimi Rogers, in 1986, but she later left the church.

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GOP lawmakers melt down after Maryland AP history class teacher uses illustration to compare Trump to Nazis

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According to a report from the Washington Times, Maryland Republicans are up in arms after an AP history teacher at a local high school used a slide to illustrate similarities between Donald Trump's policies and those of the Nazis.

The report states, "A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read 'wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall' and 'oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!'"

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Stop praising anti-Trump evangelicals: Their embrace of authoritarianism is a big part of the problem

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At this critical moment for American democracy our media landscape is doing a poor job in its coverage of conservative white evangelicals. Coverage of this relatively large segment of the population is characterized by, on the one hand, effusive praise for the slightest milquetoast criticism of Donald Trump, and on the other, by a periodic parade of nearly interchangeable unfounded predictions about how evangelical youth are going to change America’s most radically right-wing demographic for the better—any day now. In the words of the great sage Bullwinkle J. Moose, “This time for sure!”

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Intel official who briefed lawmakers on latest Russian meddling targeted for ouster by Trump White House: CNN

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During a discussion on the war on the intelligence community being waged by the Donald Trump's White House, CNN host Victor Blackwell stated that sources speaking with the network stated that the intel official who briefed lawmakers for both parties on new efforts by Russia to meddle in U.S. elections could be on the way out.

Speaking with contributor Lynn Sweet, Blackwell asked about the so-called "purge" being conducted by the White House.

"It sends the signal once again that President Trump is not a respecter of the United States intelligence services with the bigger issue that a permanent director has not been in that office since last summer when Dan Coates was forced out," Sweet explained. "This is a key position, subject to Senate confirmation and Trump hasn't seen fit to have a permanent director for months now."

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