A Dozen States Begin 2015 With Lower Taxes

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Residents of 12 states–Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin–will have a happier 2015 thanks to lower tax bills, the Washington Times reported Monday.

Atheist Group Criticizes Police for Faith-Based Initiative

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An atheist group is criticizing the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) for partnering with religious congregations for a prayer walk initiative.

The CPD invited “all citizens to participate” in the initiative being held in 14 different communities to help quell the violence that has plagued the city. Congregations were asked to take part in seven prayer walks every Saturday through mid-November.