Rare drop in NRA election spending as gun-limit groups rise – AOL News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year’s high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP fights to maintain its grip on Congress.The NRA has put $11 million into midterm races this year — less than half what it spent four years ago in a campaign that gave Republicans full control of Congress. This year’s totals are also far below the $54 million the group spent in 2016 on both the presidential and congressional races.

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Trump goes after Paul Ryan on birthright citizenship: ‘Something He Knows Nothing About’ – AOL News

President Trump went after House Speaker Paul Ryan Wednesday following his remarks that “you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.”“Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!” Trump tweeted.

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Feeding caravan hysteria, Trump says border troops may reach 15,000 – AOL News

President Trump may call for reinforcements.As he departed for a campaign swing in Florida, Trump told reporters that he might send up to 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico to deter a Central American migrant caravan slowly heading toward the United States.“We’ll go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border,” Trump said.The Trump administration announced Monday that it planned to deploy 5,200 troops to the southern border to deter the estimated 3,500 migrants seeking political asylum in the U.S

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Herpes could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease – here’s why

More than 30 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that effective and safe antiviral drugs might be able to treat the disease. We might even be able to vaccinate our children against it.

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Can Christians Be Hexed? — Charisma News

Every year, around October, Christian writers, bloggers and preachers discuss the positives or negatives to Halloween. Churches and ministries will not join in the festivities, but they may host a “harvest” party. It looks similar to other events going on in our neighborhoods, but officially it assuages people’s conscience because it’s not celebrating the “darkness.”And, every year without fail, Christians talk about the “evil” going on during this new season. Viral articles go to great lengths trying to convince Spirit-filled believers how not to be hexed. And signs of being hexed may be exhaustion, unexplained fatigue, a migraine, sickness and more. Books will be written providing formulas for you to pray, making sure you’re “praying the correct prayers.” In a way, these prayers look similar to incantations themselves, but they mention the name Jesus.

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Trump is sending 5,000 troops to Mexico border, but they can’t do much – Vox

President Donald Trump has ordered an additional 5,200 troops to “harden” the US-Mexico border before the so-called caravan of migrants from Central America seeking asylum and a new life in the US arrives. The group of about 4,000 migrants from mostly Honduras and Guatemala is currently 1,000 miles and weeks away from the US border.Senior officials from the Pentagon and the Customs and Border Protection told reporters on Monday that 800 service members are already headed to Texas, with the remaining 4,400 arriving over the coming days.

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Ex-Gay ‘X-Factor’ Contestant Faces Backlash for Saying He Found Christ, Left LGBT Lifestyle

An ex-gay contestant on the Maltese version of the musical reality series “X Factor” has drawn backlash after he declared on the show that homosexual “love” is “sin” and that he left the lifestyle after he found Christ.Matthew Grech, a singer and vocal coach, appeared on “X Factor Malta” Sunday night. In a video interview segment that played before his performance, Grech declared: “I used to lead a homosexual lifestyle, and then I found God. For a long time, I stopped following my passions to follow Jesus. There can be love between two men and two women, yes — but only friendship love. Everything else is a sin.”

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Strong magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattles New Zealand’s North Island: what you need to know | Stuff.co.nz

A strong earthquake rattled central New Zealand on Tuesday afternoon.The quake measured 6.2 in magnitude, according to geological monitoring service GeoNet.Its epicentre was 25km south-west of the town of Taumarunui, on the central North Island, and it struck at a depth of 207km.

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Pence stuns Jews with prayers by ‘Christian rabbi’ after temple massacre

Washington (AFP) – American Jews, in shock over the massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, voiced outrage Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence hosted an election event with a so-called “Christian rabbi.”Pence took part late Monday in a campaign rally for Lena Epstein, a Jewish Republican running for the House of Representatives, in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

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