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Authorities in Parkland Florida have a 19 year old man in custody for the disturbing mass shooting that happened February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  17 people died after police say student Nikolas Cruz returned to the school that he was expelled from earlier for making threats, targeting many innocent students and staff with his AR-15 rifle.  The attack lasted roughly ten minutes but shattered many people’s hearts for a lifetime.

The drama started shortly before 3 p.m., when after activating a fire alarm, Cruz started shooting at staff and students who were attempting to leave the building.  He shortly after followed students who were attempting to take shelter back inside of the school building all the while continuing to target numerous people, and then ultimately trying to blend in with other frightened students.  He was apprehended later that same day in Coral Springs, Florida according to the the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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(photo credit - Brynn Anderson / AP)

(photo credit – Brynn Anderson / AP)

Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate Seat last night, beating Republican Roy Moore 49.9% to 48.4%  in the race to fill a senate seat that was previously held by Jeff Sessions last year.

Many Americans have been anxiously watching this special election because of Moore’s lingering sexual harassment allegations and the his suggestion of the removal of certain constitutional amendments , as well as his wife’s own comments in regards to race.

This win was a big one for the Democratic Party, whom had not won a senate race in that particular state in 15 years – since 1992.  President Trump of course took to Twitter to congratulate Jones, who’s win he blamed partially on write-in votes.  There was a noticeably increased turnout by metro and urban areas of the state for this election.  The president had also previously voiced support for Moore in the last few weeks leading into the election, suggesting that Moore would be better than any democrat because of his stance on protecting borders and supporting the military.

Democrats now hold 25 seats in the senate and are still three shy from gaining control of the senate.  As of the time of this post, Roy Moore has yet to concede.

Some well-known notable responses to this election were in Doug Jones’s favor, just read some of their comments found on social media below: View Post

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But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:6 kjv)

Fairly recently, two pastors local to the city that I live in were arrested and charged with sex trafficking a teenage girl.  Fast forward to today, months later from the when the first arrests were made, and come to find out, a third pastor has been charged with his own alleged involvement with the same case.

Such jaw dropping news spreads fast, and so does opinions.  I can only imagine what the families of the accused feel when being hit with such serious charges.  I feel so sorry for those who were blindsided and also the victims.  I’ve also often wondered how church members deal with the news of finding out their pastor could really be a pedophile, and/or a sex trafficker. View Post

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