Indicted Ministry Had a Growing Empire

A Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly by night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug addicts turn their lives around.

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Will Franco’s Body Ever Be Removed From Spanish Civil War Monument?

Spain’s brutal fascist dictator Francisco Franco was buried inside a massive basilica shortly after he died in 1975, but the presence of his tomb at the heart of this massive monument outside Madrid honoring victims of the Spanish Civil War is the subject of one of this country’s most acrimonious political dramas.

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