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Franklin Graham followed in his father’s footsteps — but veered right

The Rev. Billy Graham became known as “America’s pastor” by refusing to pick a political side while reaching out to other religious leaders and invoking “the Lord” rather than Jesus. But his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, isn’t practicing what his father preached. Franklin Graham, right, helps his father Billy Graham to the stage during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Approximately 1500 guests attended the private dedication ceremony for the library, which chronicles the life and teachings of Evangelist Billy Graham.…

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Billy Graham, pastor to presidents and the masses, dead at age 99

Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99. Graham achieved a reach unlike any other evangelist, serving as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents. He preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life, and his message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet. Graham also wrote more than…

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Billy Graham: a counselor of presidents who eschewed politics

In 1957, when celebrity evangelist Billy Graham was gearing up for four months of nightly revival meetings at New York’s Madison Square Garden, his fellow conservative Christians warned he was playing with fire – and not in a good way. Fundamentalists said he was making a mistake by partnering with liberal New York Protestants, who in their view would corrupt the crusade. But Graham didn’t listen. He teamed up with a diverse coalition and preached the gospel to 2.4 million. “Graham’s view was that if people wanted to help promote…

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Billy Graham, ‘America’s pastor,’ dead at age 99

Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99 years old. Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents, and he preached to an estimated 200 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life. His message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet. The longtime evangelist appeared on Gallup’s list of most admired…

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BREAKING: Billy Graham dies: US evangelical preacher dies aged 99

Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Mr Graham died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. With his steely features and piercing blue eyes, Mr Graham was a powerful figure when he preached in his prime, roaming the stage and hoisting a Bible as he declared Jesus Christ to be the only solution to humanity’s problems. According to his ministry, he preached to more people than anyone else in history, reaching hundreds of millions of people either in person or via TV and satellite links.…

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President’s Day 2018: Is there school today? Are schools closed tomorrow?

President’s Day – also known as Washington’s Birthday – falls on the third Monday in February each year in the United States. This year, the special commemoration falls on March 19. A national federal holiday, the date honours presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president. President’s Day is what’s known as a federal or bank holiday in the USA. This means all banks, the post office, the stock exchange, many schools, and the DMV are all closed. President’s Day 2018: What is closed on President’s…

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Sport 

Tiger Woods: Rory McIlroy ready to handle new edition of Tigermania

McIlroy was not at Torrey Pines last month but Woods’ official return to the Tour was marked by huge crowds, commotion and wild scenes and with a great many of the Farmers Insurance Open fans following the superstar American not being born when Woods dominated golf. McIlroy and Woods have played together in six PGA Tour events that includes 11 rounds between 2012 and last over the final round of the 2015 Masters. In those 11 rounds Woods posted a better score in six rounds, two rounds were even and…

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Entertainment 

Fortnite UPDATE – Valentine’s Day event arriving TOMORROW with patch V.2.5.0 release

Fortnite players will get to take part in the Valentine’s Day event, which is part of patch V.2.5.0, which is being released tomorrow. Fortnite patch V.2.5.0 was originally scheduled to become available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PCs today. However, the release of the update on PS4, Xbox One and PCs was delayed by Epic Games. The North Carolina based developer have now confirmed to Express.co.uk that the big update will be launching on Thursday. It’s unclear at the moment if there will be any server downtime before…

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In Trump era, reformers take fight to local prosecutor races

DALLAS — If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence…

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Technology 

Cybersecurity is Senate threats hearing’s ‘greatest concern’ – CNET

Senators Richard Burr (center) and Mark Warner (left) are worried about cybersecurity. Alex Wong / Getty Images For the top intelligence agencies in the US, technology has pushed aside terrorism as a top national security threat. The leaders of six of those agencies, including the CIA, the NSA and the FBI, are testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, during its annual “Worldwide Threats” hearing. They discussed concerns ranging from terrorist attacks to nuclear strikes. But a major portion of the hearing was dedicated to discussing threats coming from…

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