Scientology accused of abuse, human trafficking in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A former Scientologist has filed the first of what her attorneys say will be multiple lawsuits against the Church of Scientology International and its leader, alleging retaliation, child abuse, human trafficking and forced labor against her and other members who have left the church. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County […]

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Dominican Republic tourist deaths: FBI looking at minibar test results

Samples taken from at least one minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel are being tested by the FBI as part of the agency’s collaboration with Dominican Republic authorities, Ministry of Health communications director Carlos Suero said Wednesday. Suero added that an extensive collection of samples is taken by Dominican authorities when someone dies in a […]

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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and national police director told reporters that […]

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Jeopardy! Sensation Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek With Donation to Cancer Charity

Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer is putting some of his massive winnings to good use already by donating to a charity that hopes to help people who, like the show’s host, Alex Trebek, have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. CBS The contestant who came this close to claiming the all-time winnings record held by Ken Jennings has […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

16. One Direction’s “Little Things,” Co-Written by Ed Sheeran From the moment that boy band One Direction gained international fame, fellow pop star Ed Sheeranwas right by their side, helping to penn heartfelt ballads like “Little Things” and “Moments” that ultimately did big things for the burgeoning pop group. While speaking with Capital FM in 2012, Sheeran explained how his […]

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The Best Places to Live Near the Beach in the U.S.

7. Jacksonville, Florida Best Places to Live 2018 Rank: 44 Metro Population: 1,424,097 Median Home Price: $184,508 Median Annual Salary: $45,140 Jacksonville doesn’t just have ocean access. The metro area is also home to the point where the St. Johns River, which runs 310 miles south and is the longest river in Florida, meets the […]

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All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

When Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper later today, Pennsylvania will become the latest state to officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Pennsylvania will join 45 other states and the District of Columbia in either marking the day as a state holiday or observance. That leaves just […]

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A millionaire was sentenced to 9 years in prison after a man died trying to build secret tunnels under his home

A millionaire stock trader was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday in the death of a worker he’d hired to dig tunnels beneath his house in suburban Washington, DC, as protection from potential North Korean missile strikes. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, had been found guilty in April of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the […]

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