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Act­ing AG said judges should be Chris­tian

Donald Trump’s new act­ing at­tor­ney gen­eral once said that judges should be Chris­tian and pro­posed block­ing non­re­li­gious peo­ple from ju­di­cial ap­point­ments. Matthew Whi­taker, who was made act­ing AG on Wed­nes­day af­ter Trump fired Jeff Ses­sions, said judges needed a “bib­li­cal view of jus­tice” and ques­tioned the judg­ment of sec­u­lar lawyers at a con­ser­va­tive fo­rum in April 2014, when he was a can­di­date for the Repub­li­can U.S. Se­nate nom­i­na­tion in Iowa.

Wild­fires ravaging Cal­i­for­nia

Fast-mov­ing wild­fires prompted tens of thou­sands of peo­ple to flee their homes on short no­tice in North­ern and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, in­clud­ing 75,000 in and around Los An­ge­les. By Thurs­day night, it was ap­par­ent that Par­adise, a town of 27,000 peo­ple north of Sacra­mento, had been dev­as­tated by fire. “Pretty much, the com­mu­nity of Par­adise is de­stroyed – it’s that kind of dev­as­ta­tion,” said Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean. “The wind that was pre­dicted came and just wiped it out.”

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