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Democrats reaching out to religious voters: ‘I never hear any of that from Republicans’

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Democrats are not ceding the religious vote to Republicans.

Last week, presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker unabashedly quoted from the New Testament during an appearance at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. He said, “Galatians 6:7 reads, ‘Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.'”

A few weeks ago, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg proudly proclaimed, “I am walking the way of a religious progressive.”

MUSLIM SCHOLAR SAYS TRUMP ‘MORE COMMITTED’ TO PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ABROAD THAN OBAMA, BUSH

Both candidates have reportedly hired faith advisors for their presidential campaigns as Democrats work to appeal to a different kind of faith voter.

Michael Wear,  author of “Reclaiming Hope” and a former faith advisor to President Barack Obama, said, “Some candidates are going to do better among some slices of religious America than others, and I think that’s a healthy thing. It shows that these candidates are running with a level of authenticity to who they are and what their approach to the campaign is.”

In 2016, the evangelical vote helped Donald Trump win the White House. About 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for him. And while the Republicans have cornered the religious market on pro-life issues and traditional marriage, Pastor Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine and a political activist, said there are other faith issues Democrats can claim.

“The Bible has 2,000 verses about the poor—2,000 verses,” he said. “I never hear any of that from Republicans. Never, ever.”

But conservatives like Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, point to Democrats’ support of a bill in Congress that he said emphasizes LGBTQ and abortion rights at the expense of individuals’ religious freedoms. Called HR 3222, the bill, he said, renders powerless the 25-year-old Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS LEFT? DNC HIRES FAITH OUTREACH DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS PARTY’S ‘GOD PROBLEM’

“Back in 1993, when it was passed and signed by President Bill Clinton, it was unanimously adopted. I think it was a couple of votes against it, that was it,” Perkins said. “Republican, Democrat, independent supported it. But now, in this age of this new human sexuality, the advancement of abortion rights, the influence of Planned Parenthood on Democratic party they…want to kill RFRA. They want to gut it.”

Perkins sees this bill as a huge stumbling block for Democrats in reaching out to religious voters.

“People who follow the Bible, that believe the Bible gives direction to our lives, are not going to be deceived by the rhetoric,” Perkins said. “They’re going to look at the record.”

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But Wear, who hosts a podcast on faith and politics called Faith 2020, said, “I think what we’re seeing is America’s a very diverse country religiously, and that different religious groups sort of relate to politics in different ways. I think it’s incumbent on all politicians speaking as a Democrat, it’s incumbent on the Democratic party, to reach out to every religious community in America and make the best case that we can for their votes. I hope the Democratic candidates do that in 2020.”

But if there is one thing that both religious liberals and conservatives agree on, regardless of who wins or loses, who’s ahead or behind in the polls: God does not belong to any political party.

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Todd Chrisley, wife Julie surrender to authorities on tax evasion charges

Chrisley Knows Best”  stars Julie and Todd Chrisley surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, a rep for the U.S. attorney’s office confirmed to Fox News.

The couple was indicted the day before on 12 counts of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion.

If convicted of all counts, the reality personalities face up to 30 years each behind bars.

TODD CHRISLEY’S SON CHASE HIT WITH $16G TAX LIEN

Todd Chrisley’s attorneys, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg, told us in a statement Tuesday: “The allegations contained in the indictment are based on complete falsehoods. The Chrisleys are innocent of all charges.”

On Monday night, Todd, 50, posted a lengthy Instagram note telling fans that an upcoming indictment was due to a disgruntled former employee stealing from his family and trying to retaliate against them after he was fired in 2012.

TODD CHRISLEY: GOD IS GIVING ME A VOICE

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Julie and Todd Chrisley of “Chrisley Knows Best” and “Growing Up Chrisley” were indicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. The couple denied the allegations. (Getty)

The star wrote that he wouldn’t go into detail, but said the former employee’s alleged crimes included “all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents, forging our signatures, and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything.”

Todd explained that the unidentified man spied on them and went as far as to take forged documents to the U.S. attorney’s office to get him and his wife in legal trouble.

‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ STAR TODD CHRISLEY’S SON KYLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, ALLEGED DEATH THREATS

“[We] even discovered that he illegally bugged our home,” he wrote. “Needless to say, we fired the guy and took him to court — and that’s when the real trouble started. To get revenge, he took a bunch of his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud. That got their attention all right, but once we had a chance to explain who he was and what he’d done to us, they realized it was all a bunch of nonsense and they sent him on his way.”

TODD CHRISLEY: DISGRUNTLED EX-EMPLOYEE BEHIND UPCOMING TAX EVASION, FRAUD INDICTMENTS

On Tuesday, right around the time news broke of the Chrisleys’ indictment, Todd posted a promo for “Growing Up Chrisley.”

A week earlier, Todd posted a series of cryptic Instagram messages, including one that reads, “The older I got, the more I realize the value of privacy, of cultivating your inner circle and only letting certain people in.” He captioned the textual image, “No one is promised tomorrow so make the days you have with the ones you love and trust matter.”

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Another post admonished big spending on designer labels. Todd captioned that snap, “If only we knew this in our youth we could’ve saved so many tears and heartaches, but once realized everything else in life makes more sense.”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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Britney Spears reportedly went to Target 80 times last year

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If you’re looking for Britney Spears, you can probably find her at her local Target.

According to financial documents filed in her conservatorship case that were obtained by The Blast, the pop star, 37, may be worth multiple millions — but she still loves a bargain.

In the paperwork, the “Toxic” singer’s total assets at the end of 2018 were valued at $59,079,755.76, thanks in large part to an impressive portfolio that includes investment accounts, mutual funds and trusts. Despite her annual expenditures, Spears came out $2.5 million ahead of where she was at the end of 2017.

And while she spent most of 2018 on her “Piece of Me” tour, which ran from July to October, she did find time to make over 80 different trips to her beloved big box store.

She also made a number of trips to Ralphs and Home Depot, spending just over $66,000 on household supplies.

By far the Grammy winner’s biggest expenditure, however, are the fees she’s required to pay to her conservators and case management advisers, which total over $1 million — including $128,000 which goes to her father, Jamie Spears.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Russia cancels evacuation after missile explosion, claims tests show radiation levels ‘normal’

Russia’s military appeared to do an about-face Tuesday after telling residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate after a mysterious explosion, only to cancel the order hours later.

The decision added to the uncertainty surrounding the incident as local officials claimed soil samples showed that radiation levels have not risen after the blast.

The deadly explosion nearly a week ago took place at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa, located in the far northern Arkhangelsk region.

Russia’s state weather agency, Rosgidromet, revealed Tuesday that radiation levels had spiked by four to 16 times after the accident in the port city of Severodvinsk, located about 12 miles from the military testing range. Local authorities in Severodvinsk, a city of 183,000, initially reported a brief spike in radiation levels after the explosion but claimed it didn’t pose any health hazards.

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Russia’s state weather agency, Rosgidromet, said on Tuesday that it believed radiation levels had risen by four to 16 times in the nearby port city of Severodvinsk after the accident (Bing/Fox News)

But by Tuesday, Russia’s military told residents in Nyonoksa, a village of about 500, to leave as part of an evacuation already planned due to unspecified activities at the test range. Hours later, however, the military said the planned activities were canceled and residents were allowed to stay home, Severodvinsk regional administration told the Associated Press.

RADIATION LEVELS AT RUSSIAN TEST SITE SPIKED UP TO 16 TIMES ABOVE NORMAL AFTER EXPLOSION

A resident of Nyonoksa told local news outlet TV29.ru that locals are frequently told to leave the area, according to the Moscow Times.

“It happens regularly — about once per month — and everybody is evacuated from the village,” the man was quoted as saying.

Russia’s Defense Ministry initially said the blast killed two people and injured six, but the state-controlled nuclear agency, Rosatom, later disclosed that the explosion killed five of its workers and injured three others. Nearly a week after the blast, it’s still not clear what the final death toll is.

After Thursday’s missile explosion, the Severodvinsk city administration said the radiation level rose to 2 microsieverts per hour for about 30 minutes before returning to the area’s natural level of 0.1 microsieverts per hour. Emergency officials issued a warning to all workers to stay indoors and close the windows, while fearful residents rushed to buy iodine pills, which can help limit the damage from exposure to radiation.

By Wednesday, local emergency officials said after taking ground samples from around the area, laboratory analysis has found no trace of radioactive contamination, the TASS news agency reported.

“Over all these days, the natural background in the cities of Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk and Novodvinsk, in the Primorsky and Onezhsky districts has stayed within normal levels,” a statement said.

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Buildings at a military base in the town of Nyonoska, Russia, the site of an accident during a test of a nuclear-powered engine where at least 7 people were killed on Thrusday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Neither the Defense Ministry nor Rosatom named the type of rocket that exploded during the test, saying only that it had liquid propellant, but the state-controlled nuclear agency said the explosion occurred while engineers were testing “a nuclear isotope power source” for a rocket.

RUSSIA’S SECRET NUCLEAR-POWERED CRUISE MISSILE MAY HAVE BEEN FACTOR IN MYSTERIOUS BLAST THAT KILLED AT LEAST 5

U.S. defense officials and outside observers believe it was a missile Russia calls the 9M730 Burevestnik. The NATO alliance has designated it the SSC-X-9 Skyfall, which was first revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2018 along with other doomsday weapons.

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A still image from tehe Russian Defense Ministry shows the new nuclear-powered cruise missile known as the Burevestnik. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout)

During his 2018 state of the nation address, Putin unveiled the missile, along with other new weapons that he said made NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense system “useless.” The Russian leader claimed the nuclear-powered cruise missile had an unlimited range, flew at a high speed and was capable of maneuverability that would allow it to pierce any missile defense.

One of the world’s most respected missile experts, Director of East Asia Nonproliferation Program Jeffrey Lewis, said Tuesday the U.S. tried to develop a similarly powered cruise missile in the 1950s and 60s but abandoned the project because it didn’t make sense to put a nuclear reactor inside a missile.

“It was a technological nightmare and an ecological hazard,” Lewis told Fox News. “This is not a technology that I think makes a lot of sense for the United States. For whatever reason, the Russians have a different sense, maybe because they treat environmentalists differently than we do in the United States.”

Lewis said from the shape of the cruise missile, it appears that it flies subsonic, below the speed of sound, and is “more like an airplane.”

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“I am not sure this system is ever going to work,” he added.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers insists there’s no beef with coach; dismisses reports as ‘fake news’

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Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers described the reported tumult between him and his new head coach Matt LaFleur as “fake news” in an interview Tuesday.

As training camps opened last week, Rodgers took issue with joint practices with other teams while LaFleur said he had no problem with such events. Many took the differences of opinion between the two to mean they may not connect with each other during the season.

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However, in an interview with former NFL fullback John Kuhn on Packers.com, Rodgers dismissed the reported “outside noise” as “clickbait.”

“It’s fake news, John,” Rodgers said. “That’s the media cycle these days. Unfortunately, the media — other than obviously yourself — there’s a lack of integrity, I think. There’s a rush to put up headlines that are clickbait because the ad revenue is based on the amount of visits you get to your website.”

He added: “So instead of putting in a title that aptly fits the forthcoming article, it’s more lucrative to post something that’s going to generate the most commotion so that your site or your story gets the most hits possible. And when you’re in a really low news cycle like in June and July when there’s not much football going on, that’s the kind of stuff that comes out. We don’t need to spend any time talking about it because it’s complete ridiculousness.”

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Rodgers also spoke on the issues in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“A lot of these sites you have like eight words to describe what the article’s about,” he said. “What are they gonna do? They’re gonna put names and words that’s gonna draw the most attention to it. And that’s what I was bringing to light. I don’t think I was speaking out of turn or ripping on anybody specifically. But it is what it is. That’s the way that we ingest our data. It’s so quick. We’re, ourselves, are flying through, you know, whether it’s tweets or social media filters or online sites, and we’re just looking for like buzzwords. ‘Oh, oh, that looks fun, I’m gonna do that.’ Well, they know that.”

He continued: “The most expensive commodity is not oil anymore. It’s data. They know what they’re doing. They’re mining that data. And they’re figuring out what people preferences, code words, colors, different things to get people to click on their stuff. Because the more clicks they get, the more ad revenue. And the more ad revenue, the more the salary, you know, that the company’s making. And that’s the way that the whole news cycle works. I’m just tired of being put in that news cycle. Because I’ve been saying the same thing over and over. Matt and I, it’s gonna be a relationship that grows over time. We’re having a blast. We’re friends. Ton of communication. And we’re having a great time.”

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Rodgers and LaFleur are entering their first season together. The Packers hired LaFleur as their head coach in January replacing Joe Philbin, who took over for Mike McCarthy in the middle of the 2018 season.

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Human bones wash onto street after Scottish graveyard floods, disturbing ‘ancient lairs’

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Human bones washed onto the street of a village in Scotland over the weekend after flooding collapsed a churchyard wall, disturbing ancient graves.

Nearly 30 feet of a wall surrounding the Largo and Newburn Parish Church in Upper Largo gave way Saturday following heavy rain, Fife Today reported.

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“Unfortunately, some historic graves were disturbed and exposed,” Liz Murphy, head of bereavement services, said in a statement obtained by the paper.

“In order to preserve the dignity of the deceased, where safe, the remains have been moved into the church,” Murphy continued. “Any exposed ancient lairs are covered until it is safe to restore or rebury them.”

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The Fife Council assisted the church in collecting the bones, which were mixed with soil and rubble in the street below the wall, The Courier reported.

The church was likely established during the reign of King Angus of Scotland between the years 820 and 832, but its oldest existing structure was built in 1623, according to a website documenting the history of Largo churches. It has since undergone several renovations.

While it was unclear how old the disturbed bones were, documents on the website show that many of the churchyard’s gravestones date back to the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Murphy said that both the churchyard and the church will remain closed to the public for their safety while the collapse is investigated.

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ICE offices, workers hit by wave of violence and threats: ‘We know where all your children live’

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers are facing a rapidly escalating series of threats, including protesters menacing their children and shots being fired at their offices, amid a rising tide of anti-ICE rhetoric from the left fueled by congressional Democrats, media voices and presidential hopefuls.

Footage published Tuesday by Breitbart News shows protesters in Florida from groups such as Never Again Action and Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County threatening workers and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE.

TOM HOMAN: ICE, BORDER PATROL ARE TARGETS FOR LEFT-WING EXTREMISTS: WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE FROM DEMS?

One protester threatened the family of GEO Group’s former general counsel, John Bulfin.

“We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin you have kids in [bleeped out], you have kids in [bleeped out],” the protester yelled. “We know everything about you and you won’t just be seeing us here.”

“We know where you sleep at night,” another protester shouted. “We know what kind of dog food you buy your dogs.”

“We’re not actually joking,” the protester said before shouting the location of where Bulfin lives. “John Bulfin you go to [bleeped out], you go to church on [bleeped out], you live on [bleeped out] the road. We are not joking.”

Another can be heard yelling: “When immigrant bodies are under attack, what do we do?”

“Fight back,” other protesters responded.

Breitbart reports that the footage was taken a day before shots were fired early Tuesday at an ICE office and GEO Group office in San Antonio, Texas, in what the FBI has called a “targeted attack.”

The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at an ICE building where two floors house administrative and executive offices, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The outlet reported another shooting occurred at a separate facility where an ICE contractor is located.

“All of the shots that we have found are on the floors where ICE had offices,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs said. “This is no question a very targeted attack. It’s not a secret facility, you can go online, it’s [the address is] out there. So they did some research, they knew what floors ICE was on, they knew what buildings they were and they hit those.”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted out pictures of the bullet holes.

The incidents are the latest escalation in anti-ICE sentiment that has shifted from calls to abolish the agency and claims that it is “caging children” to threats and violence within the space of a year.

Last month, a man was killed by Washington state authorities when he threw incendiary devices at both an immigration center and nearby propane tanks. In Colorado, protesters demonstrating outside an ICE facility replaced the American flag with the Mexican flag. Also last month, protesters were arrested after trying to storm an ICE building in Washington, D.C.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday that people need to tone down “dangerous” rhetoric that demonizes ICE officials.

FBI INVESTIGATING SHOOTING AT ICE OFFICE IN SAN ANTONIO AS ‘TARGETED ATTACK’

“The environment where we’re demonizing our law enforcement for doing their jobs and enforcing the law on the books is concerning,” he said. “It can be dangerous and it can result in people taking action that are not supported by facts that are not in response to anything inappropriate that the men and women of ICE are doing and we’ve got to tone that down.”

In an op-ed for Fox News Wednesday, Former ICE Director Thomas Homan said that he had to deal with death threats when he was in charge of the agency and had to receive round-the-clock armed protection for weeks.

He also noted increasingly heated rhetoric from elected Democrats and presidential hopefuls about the work ICE does.

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“In addition to the threats of violence, we see elected officials at the local, state and national level calling the Border Patrol, ICE and anyone that enforces our immigration law Nazis, racists, and obscene names,” he wrote.

He also asked where the outrage was from Democrats, who recently have partly blamed President Trump for creating anti-immigrant sentiment that encouraged the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

“Here’s the bottom line: Hate is hate, terrorism is terrorism, and murder is murder. Politicians who condemn attacks on themselves and institutions and policies they support have an obligation to condemn such attacks on their opponents just as vigorously.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Boy’s rare disease took 5 years to diagnose, family says

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A 6-year-old boy’s family is pinning their hope on a bone marrow transplant as a possible cure for a disease so rare that it took five years for doctors to find a diagnosis for him. Cohen Bramlee, the youngest of his family’s five siblings, first landed in the hospital at 4 months old, according to PEOPLE.

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His puzzling symptoms included food intolerance that would sometimes send his body into shock and required him to receive his meals and nutrients entirely through a central line catheter. He spent much of his young life in and out of the hospital, but doctors couldn’t nail down the underlying cause until researchers at the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Duke University got a hold of his case. They determined that Cohen had a variance in an immune system gene, which was confirmed by Dr. Stella Davies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to be the cause of his ailments, PEOPLE reported.

From there, his medical team determined that a bone marrow transplant may be the cure he needs. Two of Cohen’s siblings were found to be matches for a bone marrow transplant, with 16-year-old Todd Christopher chosen as the donor.

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“It was the first time that we really had hope that this was going to have a cure,” Carrie Bramlee, Cohen’s mother, told PEOPLE. “He’s been very sick and we came close to losing him several times, so now knowing that there is a chance for him to not only be healthier but be cured is unimaginable.”

The family has kept their supporters updated through the “Super Cohen’s Crusade” Facebook page, which includes snapshots of his everyday life. He is currently making his way through a pre-bone marrow transplant bucket list which includes a visit to Build-A-Bear and a fishing trip. According to the page, the transplant is tentatively scheduled for the second week of September.

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“Our superhero might be medically fragile but make no mistake about it, he is a strong, brave and an amazing little guy that brings so much joy to all who know him,” a blog post on the page reads. “We are blessed to call him our son. I pray his strength inspires all who hear his story!”

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Robot priest added to 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan: ‘It will grow in wisdom’

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A 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is using a $1 million humanoid to reach a younger generation, but foreigners are repulsed by it.

The Kodaji Temple, in a partnership with the robotics team at Osaka University, unveiled “Mindar” earlier this year. The robot is a 6-foot tall android, made of silicon and aluminum and modeled after Kannon, the Buddhist deity of mercy who preaches what is called the “Heart Sutra” in Japanese, with English and Chinese translations projected on a screen for tourists.

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“Artificial intelligence has developed to such an extent we thought it logical for the Buddha to transform into a robot,” Tensho Goto, the chief steward of the temple, told AFP. “Obviously a machine doesn’t have a soul, but Buddhist faith isn’t about believing in God. It’s about following Buddha’s path, so it doesn’t matter whether it is represented by a machine, a scrap of iron or a tree.”

Goto, a self-proclaimed “fuddy-duddy” priest, believes the robot will help reach the younger generation to help overcome pain and ease suffering, the goal of the Buddhist religion.

“It is here to save anyone who seeks help,” Goto added. “Modern society brings other kinds of stress, but the goal hasn’t really changed for over 2,000 years.”

After months of temple worship with the robot, Osaka University polled people about their experience and many Japanese adherents expressed a positive interaction.

“I felt a warmth you wouldn’t feel from a regular machine,” one of them said.

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Another temple goer added: “At first it felt a little unnatural, but the android was easy to follow. It made me think deeply about right and wrong.”

Foreigners, however, have been repulsed by it.

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“It could be the influence of the Bible, but Westerners have compared it to Frankenstein’s monster,” Goto added. “Japanese people don’t possess any prejudices against robots. We were brought up on comics where robots are our friends. Westerners think differently.”

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Dog in Texas dies from toxic algae found in river, owner claims: ‘I blame myself’

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A Texas woman is using the unexpected death of her beloved dog as a warning to other pet owners to be wary of water that may contain toxic algae.

Tamra Massey, of Austin, told Fox 7 she took her Australian Shepherd, Fina, to the Guadalupe River on July 31. The dog — which “loved the water,” she said — began acting strangely not long after she finished her swim.

Fina, according to Massey, began to vomit, was “stiff-legged” and “got off balance.” She also claims the 3-year-old dog had “two seizures in less than 5 minutes” after emerging from the river, she told the news station.

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Despite Massey’s best efforts — she quickly took the dog to the hospital — it was too late.

“Rushed her to the vet — that took about 15 minutes. Five minutes after that there was nothing they could do for her. Her diaphragm had seized up. He said that was one of the symptoms, muscle paralysis,” she said.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself,” she told Fox 7. “I’ve been told not to but I just want people to not go through this.”

Massey claims the water was so clear she could “see straight through to the bottom.” Later, however, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality confirmed to her that toxic blue-green algae were present in the river, which is located steps away from her backyard.

Experts say that the algae can form in different bodies of water.

“Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are microscopic bacteria found in freshwater lakes, streams, ponds and brackish water ecosystems,” explains the Pet Poison Helpline on its website. “They can produce toxins (such as microcystins and anatoxins) that affect people, livestock and pets that swim in and drink from the algae-contaminated water.”

“While most blue-green algae blooms do not produce toxins, it is not possible to determine the presence of toxins without testing,” the helpline adds. “Thus, all blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Very small exposures, such as a few mouthfuls of algae-contaminated water, may result in fatal poisoning.”

Dogs, in particular, are at risk of algal toxin poisoning, according to Greenwater Laboratories, which tests for harmful algal blooms.

“The most sensitive individuals to algal toxin poisoning are those that ingest cyanobacteria when they are in the water,” it explains on its website. “Many times, those individuals are dogs, since they are entering and exiting algal blooms at shorelines. It is a good idea to keep pets out of the water when cyanobacteria may be present.”

Symptoms to look out for after your dog has been swimming include vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and hyper-salivation.

In a Facebook post that’s been shared nearly 300 times, Massey warned other pet owners of the dangers of blue-green algae.

“The water was not ‘infested’ with the algae, nor did it look stagnant… [or] else I wouldn’t have let her in it,” she wrote.

Massey said she thinks Fina likely ate some algae.

“She loved biting at leaves, and things floating [in] the water. But even if she would have simply gotten some on her fur and then groomed herself, the outcome would likely have been the same,” she wrote.

“If you notice algae on the water, just stay away! You can NOT tell by looking at it if it is in the ‘blooming’ phase. Better safe than sorry,” she concluded.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself.”

— Tamra Massey

Fina is not the first dog to die of toxic algae in the state. The dog, according to Fox 7, was the fourth in the Austin area to die after swimming in contaminated water. In fact, the city has warned pet owners not to let their pets swim in Lady Bird Lake as a result of algal blooms.

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“We have confirmed potentially harmful algal blooms in Lady Bird Lake & posted signs indicating the danger,” the city tweeted on Aug. 7.

In North Carolina, too, three dogs died earlier this month after swimming in a Wilmington pond and becoming exposed to toxic algae. Their owner posted on Facebook that the dogs “contracted blue-green algae poisoning” after their swim and that the algae killed the pets within a matter of hours.

Massey did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on Wednesday.

Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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