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Do not look at the cover of 'Time' magazine

Time MagazineThis is the most absurd, contradictory story I can remember: The current Time magazine cover story reports on the disastrous effects of pornography on those who view it. Yet the magazine's cover image is so explicit that I warn you not to view it. The image that accompanies the story on page 40 is nearly as graphic. I would not want this magazine near anyone I know.

First, let's discuss the content of the article. Belinda Luscombe documents the growing number of young men who are convinced that "their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents." So they are creating online community groups, smartphone apps, and educational videos designed to help men quit porn. Luscombe observes: "For the first time, some of the most strident alarms are coming from the same demographic as its most enthusiastic customers."

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Battle continues over North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

Mitch Xia, left, rallies with other organizers during a march on Franklin Street against N.C. House Bill 2 in Chapel Hill, N.C. on March 29, 2016. The new state law requires transgender people to use the restroom of their biological gender, not the gender with which they identify. (Whitney Keller/The Herald-Sun via AP)North Carolina is in the news today for two reasons. One is that the University of North Carolina lost the men's NCAA basketball championship game last night to Villanova on an amazing last-second shot.

The second reason is that the state's "bathroom bill" debate continues to generate national controversy. The story began in Charlotte, where an ordinance was passed that forced businesses to allow transgender customers to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice. If it had gone into effect, business owners could have faced fines and even potential jail time if they did not accommodate transgender customers.

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'Panama Papers' corruption scandal breaks the Internet

A security guard sit outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it has obtained a vast trove of documents detailing the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism says the latest trove contains includes nearly 40 years of data from the Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The company didnít immediately respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)#PanamaPapers was the top trending topic on Twitter yesterday. It is trending on Facebook and on the front page of reddit.

Why? What is this all about?

Yesterday, news broke of a year-long investigation into offshore shell corporations. These companies have been used by some of the world's most notable politicians and leaders to hide billions of dollars. The investigation is being called the "Panama Papers" scandal because the information was leaked from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, by an anonymous source.

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Is Great Britain experiencing revival?

@hillsonglondon Tonight we celebrated so many people who were baptised at our @hillsongcentrallondon campus. God is good!"I am optimistic that we will see this nation come back to God." So states Britain's Pastor Agu Irukwu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. His group was founded in Nigeria but now has 600 congregations across the U.K.

Nearly 800 British churches have closed in the last six years, but Pentecostal or charismatic churches are taking their place. For instance, Hillsong Church London holds four services every Sunday, attended by 8,000 people. More than 5,000 churches have been started in Great Britain since 1980. God is moving in a country desperate for spiritual awakening.

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FDA makes medical abortion easier

Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive prescription pain drugs. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the FDA published draft guidelines outlining testing standards for harder-to-abuse generic painkillers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The Food and Drug Administration has made it easier for women to use a medication that causes abortion. Mifeprex, formerly known as RU-486, induces miscarriage. The FDA's ruling lowers the dosage and thus the cost of the medicine, reduces medical supervision, and increases the number of days a woman can use the drug to ten weeks after beginning her last menstrual cycle.

This decision is expected to expand the use of this abortion-causing drug. How should pro-life supporters respond?

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