Rep. Joe Barton exchanged sexually suggestive Facebook messages with Texas woman: Report

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, reportedly exchanged sexually charged Facebook messages with a woman from Texas in 2012 and 2013, revelations that come a week after Barton apologized for a nude photo of him that was posted on social media. Kelly Canon, of Arlington, Texas, shared the messages with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and said the two had been talking for several years on Facebook Messenger.

Elliott attorneys to seek new hearing before appeals court

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott stands on the sideline in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Arlington, Texas. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL's punishment over domestic violence allegations and likely leading to the running back's legal team seeking further relief.

In Times of Upheaval, SBC Turns Its Back on “the Least of These”

As a millennial who is heavily involved in church life and culture, I often have complex feelings when I see the church remain stuck in the past under the guise of tradition-even as many in the membership try to bring it into the 21st century. So I was saddened but not surprised to learn that Lawrence Ware, an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention for nearly a decade, renounced his ordination and announced his decision to leave the church due to the failure of the convention to issue a full-throated condemnation of white supremacy-a failure that's only become all the more glaring in the aftermath of Charlottesville.