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AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds - a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment....

Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:...

Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has toasted the nation's governors, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law....

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press....

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend....

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana
CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use....

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said....

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Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

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