White Collar Criminal Gets Released on Bond Because He’s a Respected Religious Leader

Vitaly Korchevsky used to be a Vice President for Morgan Stanley and took part in a huge securities fraud scheme. In essence, he hacked into an archive of business press releases that had not been made public to traders, took action based on the information in them, and hauled in about $100 million when everyone else got the news.

Korchevsky himself made $17 million (though he has pled not guilty to charges).

But instead of heading to jail, he’ll be released on bond because the judge took note of his religious leadership:



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Two Indian Sisters Will Be Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s Affair

When an Indian man named Ravi had an affair with Krishna, a married woman who belonged to a higher caste, a local council made up of unelected men in the village decided to punish him.

They sentenced Ravi’s two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through the village with blackened faces.

Seriously. That’s the punishment.



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Utah Wants to Ban Polygamous Cohabitation, but the Sister Wives Family is Fighting Back

In 2013, Kody Brown‘s family won a court battle that said he and his wives could legally live together in Utah. (The polygamous family stars in the TLC show Sister Wives.)

While he has religious reasons for being married to multiple women, the state only allows him to be married to one. He wasn’t challenging that. This was about whether he could live with the other women as if they were in a marriage (as opposed to having, say, another female roommate leasing the space), something he can do everywhere else but Utah.

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She Regrets Not Praying with Her Dying Mother

What would you do if your dying mother asked you to pray with her?



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Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Has Died

Oliver Sacks, the 82-year-old neurologist and writer who announced his terminal cancer earlier this year, died this morning.

Sacks was an atheist and an honorary board member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, though fighting religion was never his primary concern:

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