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Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair

  • divine: To hear Pastor Smith tell it, he came to Chattanooga by divine intervention.
  • missive: Former employees, volunteers and attendees took to Facebook to post lengthy missives about their time at Venue, amassing hundreds of comments per post.
  • discreet: It showed Smith and his employee sitting close together in a restaurant, looking friendly, until she leaned in for what appeared to be a very discreet kiss.
  • evasive: The former church member and her husband were in attendance, and said the pastor was evasive and refused to answer questions directly.
  • paramour: Both she and her husband had talked to Smith and his alleged paramour, respectively, and both had denied the affair.

Norway mass killer tests limits of lenient justice system

  • ramble: The outburst was familiar to Norwegians who had watched him deliver rambling diatribes during his partially televised criminal trial.
  • diatribe: The outburst was familiar to Norwegians who had watched him deliver rambling diatribes during his partially televised criminal trial.
  • increment: While the maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, the law was amended in 2002 so that, in rare cases, sentences can be extended indefinitely in five-year increments if someone is still considered a danger to the public.
  • reprehensible: Kristine Roeyneland, who leads a group for families of Breivik's victims and survivors, said his comfortable prison conditions and ability to spread extremist views through publicized parole hearings are reprehensible.
  • enlighten: Whatever the outcome of Breivik's request for early parole, which will be decided by a three-judge panel in coming weeks, some take an enlightened view of the Norwegian government's apparent commitment to treat him like any other prisoner.

Archaeologists find previously unknown structures among Machu Picchu's ruins

  • foliage: Hidden deep in the Peruvian jungle and shrouded beneath thick foliage, archaeologists have discovered a series of long-forgotten structures among the sprawling ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • foliage: Cutting through the foliage isn't easy, but such discoveries are becoming more common thanks to a combination of two technologies: lasers that can " see through " obstructions and drones that help archaeologists explore places humans sometimes can't easily reach.
  • archaeology: Lidar scanning, a relatively new tool in archaeology, is becoming an essential way for scientists to study areas that were once too dangerous or inaccessible.
  • ablution: Chachabamba, which sits in the Vilcanota Valley, centers on a main stone altar surrounded by 14 baths, which Sieczkowska said most likely were used for ritual ablutions.
  • excavate: The idea was to excavate some of the structures, but because of the pandemic, we had to cancel our plans for now," Sieczkowska said.

Cops Call BS on Denver Dad’s Story After Near-Fatal Hike With Son

  • drainage: Michael Ninomiya, 42, was arrested Wednesday, a week after emergency responders from the Denver Fire Department fished him and his son out of a drainage culvert, according to the Denver Police Department.
  • culvert: Michael Ninomiya, 42, was arrested Wednesday, a week after emergency responders from the Denver Fire Department fished him and his son out of a drainage culvert, according to the Denver Police Department.
  • culvert: Firefighters scoured along a creek for the pair but ultimately found them in a fenced-off drainage culvert in a canal which flows through the area.

Senate Ethics Committee recommends Sen. Katrina Robinson's expulsion, will go before Senate vote

  • acquittal: Robinson successfully fought for an acquittal of two charges following her conviction on four charges last fall, but a federal judge in January denied a motion for a new trial.
  • premature: Akbari said Thursday she felt the committee's action was premature before final sentencing, given how the prosecution's case of 48 counts has fallen to two remaining charges.
  • slate: Kel sey, who has denied wrongdoing, was slated to face a jury in January but last month requested a delay of the trial, which is now set for January 2023.

'I was just hoping to get another doe': Mississippi deer hunter bags 185-class non-typical

  • doe: I guess he was trailing a doe because he had his head almost on the ground.
  • doe: I was just hoping to get another doe," Harris said.
  • doe: I was just hoping to get another doe ': Mississippi deer hunter bags 185-class non-typical.