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Witchcraft Trials

Just an excuse for bad government - A prominent GOP candidate got into hot water recently for confessing an early dabbling in Wicca. Today, the Salem witch trials stand for bad government leaders overstepping boundaries, McCarthyism and Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," but the story hasn't always had the same meaning...

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Paganism is on the Rise

The soaring numbers of new pagans may have been influenced by TV shows and films like "Harry Potter," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." There has been record attendance at rites held near Stonehenge in the U.K. Maybe it's disillusionment with wars waged in the name of religion or sexual predators in the church, or...

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Witches Stand Up for Their Rights

The witches of Lancaster, California practice an ancient, Earth-centered religion known as Paganism. A group of more than 300 residents of the area 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles sometimes invites the public to their gatherings. But they say their Christian neighbors violated their rights on the evening of March 16 when they showed up...

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