"Fifty Shades of Grey" doesn't come out for two more weeks, but it has been breaking ticket sales records, said Fandango, the online movie entertainment and ticket seller.
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You probably haven't heard about the Super Bowl-related good deeds amid the hype around the New England Patriots' "DeflateGate" and the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, who prefers to let his fashion statements and on-field play speak on his behalf. But there are some super do-gooders in Arizona, too. Published January 29, 2015
A Virginia nonprofit research group is blowing the whistle on a "graphic sexuality education program" that a Catholic service organization has administered to children in Rwanda.
Jan Morgan, owner and operator of Arkansas-based Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, said business has been booming since her September ban of Muslims at her facility — a decision she said was a matter of public safety.
Just days before Super Bowl XLIX, the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing for a bipartisan crack-down on the hidden menace of sex trafficking, which some human rights advocates refer to as "modern-day slavery."
A hamburger chain's Super Bowl ad that uses a voluptuous 'naked' model is too racy for family viewing, says a watchdog group.
Our American Revival: The title suggests camaraderie, patriotism and purpose. It is also the name of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new political action committee, launched Tuesday and raising the volume on rumors he would run for president in 2016. Well, sure. Mr. Walker has been delicately developing his political brand, starting with "Unintimidated: A Governor's story and a Nation's Challenge," his 2013 memoir. The son of a pastor and an Eagle Scout, Mr. Walker has a lot of heartland in his soul.
The top of a tattooed number 6 is still visible on his left forearm. David Wisnia had the rest of "83526" removed by a plastic surgeon.
Feeling isolated as a mother? You need more friends! Follow these five simple tips and make new friends.
Hundreds of pastors met up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to discuss how best to turn back the moral degradation of America — by electing their own to political office.
Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.
Researchers at the Child Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego say each state falls short of meeting minimum federal standards for protecting abused or neglected kids.
Pro-life Democrat politicians are fast becoming an endangered political species, but their pro-life presence is necessary for the movement to succeed, both Republicans and Democrats agreed.
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More than "theoretical discussions," what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to "challenge one another," said Pope Francis as he marked the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Sunday is often associated with both church and devoted football watching. Now there's an intersection of the two: 53 percent of Americans and 56 percent of sports fans say "that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success on the playing field." So says a new survey of public sentiment about sports and religion conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute and the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended them, a Vatican official related in an interview on Jan. 22.
Turkish Facebook users who try to "poke" fun of Muhammad will be blocked, a company employee told The New York Times. The policy was also reported by a state broadcaster.
It's hard to know what to say to new moms, especially if you've never been in their shoes, but asking about breastfeeding and sleep can be intrusive -- unless she brings up the topics.
In 1973, the Rev. Billy Graham preached to tens of thousands in St. Louis, Missouri, lamenting that America as a nation was under God's judgment for the U.S. Supreme Court Roe. v Wade decision made earlier that year legalizing the mass murder of children.
Some 2,000 young pro-life supporters were urged to stay visible, stay active and stay hopeful at a daylong conference held Friday in Maryland as a follow up to the Jan. 22 March for Life.
The Church of England will end its 500-year-old ban on female bishops by consecrating the Rev. Libby Lane at a Monday service.
Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on "House of Cards", to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab world perform a play as part of his foundation's Home Grown initiative supporting local talent.
Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally that the nation needs a "spiritual revival."
Before the measles vaccine became available in the United States in 1963, the virus caused tremendous suffering: annually, more than 500,000 illnesses, 48,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths. We cannot forget these staggering numbers.
A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried gay parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee.
While tens of thousands of pro-life marchers teemed the streets outside the Capitol, the House voted Thursday to cement a ban on taxpayer funding for abortions under Obamacare.
They say that ladies never reveal their age, but for once, I will reveal mine in hopes of making a point. I was born in 1973, the year that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade. As much as I don't like the name, I'm a member of "Generation X," whatever that means. I'd suggest that we might be earning ourselves a new name soon, and it has to do with the "Right to Life" movement.
A Kentucky Republican has introduced a bill that would ban transgender students from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their anatomical sex.
Gov. Jack Markell's rabbi is condemning an anti-Semitic remark by state Rep. John Kowalko in reference to the nation's only sitting Jewish governor.
A startling number of women are taking opioid painkillers during their child-bearing years, according to a new study that warns of pregnancy complications and birth defects.
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It was 1952 and as a seven year old who had a Sunday School perfect attendance record for a year, I was presented with my very own King James Bible. I still have it and still refer to it.
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Sen. Mike Lee said Tuesday that the institution of the family is paramount in society, calling on conservatives and Republicans in the new Congress for an agenda with an eye on American working families.