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Tennessee Voting Whether To Make Bible Official State Book
The Bible could soon join the Eastern box turtle, the square dance and the Smithville Jamboree as official symbols of the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee State Senate is voting this afternoon on whether to designate the religious text as the official book of the Volunteer State. The proposal has
5-on-5: What changes will Thibodeau make with Wolves?
With Tom Thibodeau taking over the Timberwolves, what moves will Thibs make? Will the Wolves win right away? Our 5-on-5 crew talks about what we should expect from this exciting young team going forward. 1. Three pros and cons of the Thibodeau hire? Amin Elhassan, ESPN Insider: Pro: Thibs will
Melissa Joan Hart on Her Faith-Based Movie Role, Turning 40
Melissa Joan Hart played a sarcastic and funny adolescent on “Clarissa Explains It All” and then a teen with magical powers on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Now the mother of three is taking on a more serious role in the faith-based film “God’s Not Dead 2.” In the film, Hart, 39, plays a high school
NJ 'Holiday' Tree Lighting Sparks Controversy, Plus Other Christmas Brouhahas
A New Jersey tree lighting is adding to the list of Christmas controversies this holiday season. The Borough of Roselle Park held a council meeting on Thursday where it was decided that the annual tree lighting will now be called a “Christmas” tree lighting instead of a “holiday” tree lighting,
Goat-Headed Satan Statue Unveiled in Detroit
The Satanic Temple was forced to change the venue for the controversial 9-foot bronze statue's unveiling after complaints.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Among Business Leaders Who Oppose Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law
Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a growing chorus of business leaders who are opposed to legislation that may allow businesses to refuse service to gay customers for religious reasons. Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a "religious freedom" bill in private on Thursday that allows businesses to refuse
The Most Controversial Super Bowl Ads of the Past 5 Years
Whether you're watching the Super Bowl for the football, commercials, or Katy Perry , controversy is just around the corner. The ads, in particular, always spark conversation. Just this week the Internet domain company GoDaddy, known for its controversial commercials, pulled this year's spot over
Doc Rivers' executive order in L.A.
Doc Rivers' relationship with Danny Ainge was often characterized as a partnership. The Boston Celtics' head coach and president of basketball operations would work together -- on personnel moves and hires and the like -- but Ainge retained final say. Now with Rivers serving as both the chef and
Justice Alito Gets Sarcastic: ‘Tiny Revolver’ Would ‘Fall Out’ of Inmate's Quarter-Inch Beard
Justice Samuel Alito , joined by some of his colleagues, had little patience on Tuesday for the arguments of a lawyer defending the Arkansas Department of Corrections “no beard” policy. It allows a one-fourth inch beard only for those inmates with dermatological problems. The policy is being