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Billy Graham Rapid Response Team sends chaplains to Conn. in response to mass shooting

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 2:04 PM
Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is sending chaplains to Connecticut after the school shooting that happened there Friday.

Twenty-seven people were killed in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, the Associated Press reported.

Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, which also ministered in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, will help provide emotional and spiritual care, the organization said.

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Judge blocks third version of Trump's travel ban

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally  during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday blocked a third version of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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The ban was scheduled to go into effect at midnight and targeted eight nations, six of which have populations that are majority Muslim.

The state of Hawaii, the Muslim Association of Hawaii and others sought a temporary restraining order to stop the travel ban from going into effect, Politico reported.

Man emerges from woods after 10 years, accuses wife of forcing him out of the house

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:05 PM

A sky view of the tree tops in a forest in England. 
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A sky view of the tree tops in a forest in England. (Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A gardener from Birmingham, England says he had no choice, but to flee from his wife of three years, who he blames for forcing him to live in the woods for a decade.

That’s according to Emmaus Greenwich, a homeless shelter in London, where Malcolm Applegate finally resurfaced.

The 62-year-old man says “the more work I took on, the angrier my wife got – she didn’t like me being out of the house for long periods of time.”

While he claims he tried to make the relationship work, he said it just wasn’t meant to be.

“Without a word to anyone, not even family, I packed up and left,” he said. “I went missing for ten years.”

Applegate continued gardening for a community center while living in the woods.

Since resurfacing, he has contacted his sister, who he said “assumed [he] was dead.”

Applegate said they had an emotional reunion.

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“It had been a decade since I’d last seen her, and in that time she had been to all of the Salvation Army hostels in the South trying to find me … I wrote her a letter once I was settled in Greenwich and she phoned me up, in floods of tears. We now have a great relationship again.”

Chick-fil-A adding 2 spicy menu items

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:03 PM

Chick-fil-A Is Bringing The Heat With New Menu Items

Chick-fil-A customers in six regions will soon be able to feast on some fiery new additions to the chicken restaurant’s menu.

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Officials with the fast-food chain announced Monday that they will be testing two new items at select locations: Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.

The Spicy Chick-n-Strips are available now in three-count and four-count entrees for a limited time at participating restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips can also be ordered for catering at select locations.

According to Chick-fil-A officials, the strips are a combination of the Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and the original Chick-n-Strips.

Chick-fil-A Spicy Chick-n-Strips(Chick-fil-A)

Select stores in Orlando, St. Louis and Knoxville, Tennessee, will offer the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, which comes “marinated in a spicy seasoning and is served on a new, toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato,” according to a Chick-fil-A news release. The sandwich is served with a new cilantro lime sauce.

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Chick-fil-A will consider customer response to the test items to determine whether to add them to the menu permanently.

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“We’ve heard from our customers how much they love our current spicy menu offerings, so we’re really excited to give them even more spicy flavor options to enjoy,” said Kanika Patrick, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We hope our guests in the test cities will try the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich and let us know what they think – their feedback will help us determine whether or not we will roll out the new entrees nationwide in the future.”

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With backing of Trump, key Senators reach deal to fund health subsidy payments

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Key Senators say they have reached a deal – backed by the President – which would fund payments to health insurance companies for two years, while also giving states more flexibility in how they deal with the underlying requirements of the Obama health law.

“Yes, we have been involved,” President Donald Trump told reporters when asked about the negotiations. “This is a short-term deal,” as the President again said he hopes to get Congress to approve a set of longer-term reforms which revolve around block grants to the states.

The plan, worked out by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), was discussed by Senators at their Tuesday lunch meetings in the U.S. Capitol; no legislative text was immediately available.

The deal would reverse a decision made last Thursday night by President Trump, who moved to stop payments to insurance companies known as “Cost Sharing Reduction” payments.

Republicans have claimed for several years – and federal courts have backed them up – that the payments were never directly approved by the Congress, and thus should never have been made by the federal government.

Mr. Trump authorized the payments from the start of his administration in January, but regularly threatened to end them – following through on that late last week.