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In this March 2, 1995 file photo, Word of Faith Fellowship church leader Jane Whaley talks to members of the media, accompanied by her husband, Sam, in Spindale, N.C. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Word Of Faith's Pattern Of Abuse 'Got Worse Over Time,' Says 'Broken Faith' Author

Pulitzer Prize winner Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr detail the alleged secret life of abuse in the Word Of Faith Fellowship: "They take more and more control of your lives" over time, they say.

Iraq to Aspania Ahmed Mukhtar
Iraqi Swing Ahmed Mukhtar
Welcome Home, Son (orchestral) Radical Face
Let the River In (instrumental) Radical Face
Never Stop The Bad Plus

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As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees' Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them 'Netflix And Chill'

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Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) Fred Hersch
Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan
Cheated (Instrumental) Wyclef Jean
Anything Can Happen (Instrumental) Wyclef Jean

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Word Of Faith's Pattern Of Abuse 'Got Worse Over Time,' Says 'Broken Faith' Author

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A Secret Society Signal Hill

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Rights Activist Xu Zhiyong Arrested In China Amid Crackdown On Dissent

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A River Runs Through This City Esmerine

Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among kids, according to researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. She received a bag of vape pens recently confiscated by a high school principal in northern California, with flavors like Banana Ice and Cool Mint. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher hide caption

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Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here's What They're Using

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Live Better Marcus D
Wishing Well Marcus D

Stir-fried mantou buns with cumin and chili. Food bloggers Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas have eaten the small steamed bread often while on lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak. They had been working on a recipe for the buns before the virus hit, so they had a large supply of the ingredients. "Wanted a new way to finish it up, so stir frying it is," they wrote on their food blog. Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas/Chinese Cooking Demystified hide caption

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In China, Quarantine Challenges Cooks To Get Clever

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Is It Anything or Is It Everything Baby Bry Bry
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