Where are ‘Manson Family’ members now?
Nov25

Where are ‘Manson Family’ members now?

(CNN)Charles Manson’s followers were young and zealously committed. Now, 48 years after the brutal series of killings, the cult leader is dead, and most of the “Manson Family” of followers, who carried out the murders, are still in prison. Manson had ordered the killings, but didn’t participate. Prosecutors said that Manson wanted to start a race war and had hoped the Black Panthers would be blamed for the...

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Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83
Nov22

Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

(CNN)Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the lives of seven people, spawned headlines worldwide and landed him and his “Manson...

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Man in a viral protest photo successfully runs for City Council in Charlotte
Nov21

Man in a viral protest photo successfully runs for City Council in Charlotte

(CNN)In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician. Last September, Winston was the center of a dramatic photo from Charlotte, North Carolina, showing him shirtless and with his fist raised, facing a line of police wearing riot gear and holding batons. Soon, though, he’ll be joining the Charlotte City Council after he was elected as an at-large council member on November...

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Facebook page connects Las Vegas shooting survivors to their heroes
Nov15

Facebook page connects Las Vegas shooting survivors to their heroes

(CNN)When Lacey Tucker decided to attend a country music festival last month, she never imagined a stranger would help her survive one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. Now, Tucker is using the Facebook page “Find Your LV Hero” to search for John — another concertgoer who found Samantha and reunited the four women. In her plea, Tucker described how John and his wife assumed the role of mom and dad...

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Security becomes a top priority for churches after Texas massacre
Nov14

Security becomes a top priority for churches after Texas massacre

Pilot Point, Texas (CNN)While active-shooter training is not new to houses of worship, the massacre this month at a Texas church has renewed attention to their vulnerability and the fine line religious leaders walk as they try to create a welcoming atmosphere that doesn’t tempt a would-be shooter. “One of the responsibilities I have as a pastor, as a shepherd of the church, is to protect the people, and that includes...

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