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Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

A crisis of materialism in the Church has left it morally adrift

At least some of the faithful of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta had to feign a sense of surprise when sexual abuse accusations against Bishop Eddie Long first surfaced in 2011. But even those parishioners were shocked when details of the church’s secret settlement with over a dozen young men allegedly victimized by Mr. Long leaked, resulting in a reported payout of over $25 million.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans’ best short-term response appears to be purely rhetorical: that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama denies immigration plan is ‘amnesty’

- The Washington Times

President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is “certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it.”

FILE - In this Aug, 16, 2014 file photo Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, center right, walks among people protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Emails sent to top public-safety officials both criticizing and praising Johnson for appearing to sympathize with protesters illustrate one of the challenges that authorities could face after a grand jury decides whether to charge the police officer who killed Brown _ how to walk a fine line between providing public empathy and security. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

Associated Press

The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.

Lois G. Lerner (Associated Press)

Investigators may have found up to 30K Lois Lerner emails

- The Washington Times

The IRS’s inspector general has told Congress that it may have discovered as many as 30,000 of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails, despite the IRS’s repeated insistence both in testimony to both Capitol Hill and federal courts that they were beyond recovery, congressional committees said Friday.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

- The Washington Times

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s city hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member died early Sunday. He was 78.