A Mormon St. Peter’s in Rome
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Savannah travel guide - Wikitravel
Forsyth Park with the oak trees and Spanish moss that typify Savannah Savannah [1], the historic riverside birthplace of Georgia, was settled in 1733 by British…
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The Health Effects of Leaving Religion - The Atlantic
Curtis Penfold got kicked out of his apartment, fired from his job, and left Brigham Young University all in the same week.
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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?
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Inside the secret life of Ronald Stan: Lust, lies and a new identity | Toronto Star
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It is in the Ether: Have You Read Chris Hedges' New Comments on 'Inverted Totalitarianism'?
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Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems | Alternet
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A Changed Woman
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The warped world of 1950s marriage counselling – Rebecca Onion – Aeon
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The boy they couldn't save
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The Next Giant Leap
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This is not a setup for a joke. It is the greatest accomplishment in human history.
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The Wet Stuff
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A tragedy in New Jersey raises questions about where parental responsibility ends when a child becomes a murderer
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Ivory Tower Phony? Sex, Lies and Fraud Alleged in W. Va. University Case - NBC News
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Ryan Adams Finally Finds His Way Home
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“Son, Men Don’t Get Raped”
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Panel Discussion: Family Members Who Left - FairMormon
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Is This the Most Dangerous Man in Texas?
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Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?
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Dear Police Officers: Hands Up, Don't Shoot
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I Thought I Hated the New Atheists. Then I Read Sam Harris's New Book.
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The Question:
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Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon : Sam Harris
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The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families
One late night at the end of her sophomore year of college, Jackie sat in her parked car and made a phone call that would forever change the course of her life.…
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How to Fall Off the Wagon
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The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families
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“Enigma” | Beggar's Bread
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Putting Eternal Salvation in the Hands of 19-Year-Old Missionaries
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The Secret World of Fast Fashion
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"Like Wearing Pants to Church": Mormon Feminists Testing the Waters
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The Social Laboratory
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The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism
On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for…
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The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One
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How we end up marrying the wrong people | Philosophers' Mail
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Banishing Dissent: The Excommunication of Mormon Activist Kate Kelly
By Kristine Haglund | June 25, 2014
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For College Mormons, Sexual Violence Is a Religious Problem
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Stash Pad
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Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal
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The Last American Man
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One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom | Magazine | WIRED
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How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?
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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel
After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio…
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The Bride’s Father Gives A Speech To The Groom
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How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police | VICE United States
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Nipsters: The German Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Hipper Face on Hate | Culture News | Rolling Stone
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Francis’s Holy War — Matter — Medium
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If you intend to be a proper Catholic priest, you would be wise to follow the little formalities of the church. When in Rome, for…
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Where would you take a $100,000 check that is also a suicide note - to the cops or to the bank?
John Francis Beech had a date with destiny last summer. He counted down the days on a calendar in his garage, crossing out each day leading to the final Sunday…
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The American Scholar: The Torture Colony - Bruce Falconer
Deep in the Andean foothills of Chile’s central valley lives a group of German expatriates, the members of a utopian experiment called Colonia Dignidad. They…
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This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You
OFFICE SPACE: Rutledge gets trashed with some of his employees. Matt Rutledge, the man who invented the deal-a-day concept with Woot.com, launches his next…
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Prey
Prey In the aftermath of rape, and throughout the two-year-long rape trial, I was obsessed with dangerous animals. This is how I went from prey to predator. My…
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Profiles: Covering the Cops
In the newsroom of the Miami Herald, there is some disagreement about which of Edna Buchanan’s first paragraphs stands as the classic Edna lead. I line up with…
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Why Are All the Cartoon Mothers Dead?
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What Happens When the Amish Get Rich
Every Monday, before 8 a.m., the parking lot of the New Holland horse auction in Lancaster County, Pa., begins to fill with gray, box-like buggies. Soon, Amish…
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Adam Levine Doesn't Care If You Like Him (But He'd Really Prefer That You Did)
“Okay. Let’s get into this: What are the characteristics of a douchebag?” says Adam Levine, pushing aside the remains of his egg-white omelet. We’re sitting at…
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