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From presidential politics to Buddhism gone awry, here are the stories we’re reading today.
Ted Cruz eyes 2016
Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) is the first Republican to announce his candidacy. “I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to re-ignite the promise of America,” he told a crowd at Liberty University.
Source: NY Times
What’s the best way to end child prostitution?
The challenge of fighting child prostitution raises the question: should child sex workers be locked up? If a child risks being lured int sex trafficking, is it better for them to be in a closed facility?
Source: LA Times
Can Buddhism in America be deadly?
In 2012 two Americans in pursuit of higher spirituality and pure meditation faced a fatal ending. Christie McNally and her husband, Ian Thorson sat in a cave meditating and drinking un-purified water. Thorson eventually got dysentery and died. A new book by Scott Carney called “A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment” tells the story.
Source: Pacific Standard
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