Reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting: @cironline + @reveal. aharris@cironline.org; 510-982-2959Reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting: @cironline + @reveal. aharris@cironline.org; 510-982-2959

How a church avoided responsibility for its ties to a child molester

revealnews.org — The day care owner was arrested in 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama. Three young girls said Robert Frost, the owner of Christian's Day Care and Learning Academy, had molested them for years at his church day care. They reported that Frost would sit them on his knee, slip his hands beneath their clothes and violate them.

Alabama bill to license religious child cares introduced

revealnews.org — An Alabama lawmaker has introduced a bill to license the more than 900 religious day cares in the state that currently operate without almost no government oversight. Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, introduced House Bill 548 on Tuesday. It is the first legislation of its kind aimed at abolishing Alabama's longtime exemption for faith-based day care.

Here’s how people are trying to protect kids at religious day cares

Bill to abolish religious exemption in Alabama to be introduced next week

revealnews.org — For the first time in the state's history, an Alabama lawmaker is introducing a bill to overturn the state's religious exemption for faith-based day cares, citing disclosures about abuse of the policy by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Alabama Rep.

She runs disastrous day cares. But her church makes her untouchable

revealnews.org — She's been called a crook. A con artist. A snake in the grass. But in Alabama, the only thing that really matters to state regulators is that she calls herself a Christian. She ran a church day care from a decrepit warehouse that one worker called a "house out of a horror movie."

From “hot hands” to “banana pinches,” church day cares are hurting kids - and getting away with it

revealnews.org — Corporal punishment is banned in most day cares across America. But four states have carved out exceptions for religious day cares. In North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri and Indiana, church day cares can physically punish children in accordance with their religious beliefs.

Whipped, hit and locked in closets: Life inside some religious day cares

revealnews.org — Across the country, children suffered extreme punishments in the name of God. In Alabama, children were whipped with belts and locked in closets for so long that they peed their pants. At another church day care in Missouri, children received a painful "banana pinch," designed to leave no trace.

Religious day cares get freedom from oversight, with tragic results

revealnews.org — The God Loophole: Thousands of religious day cares across America legally are allowed to run their facilities with little government oversight. But freedom from regulation can come at a high price for children. And when things go wrong, parents have little recourse.

Duck & Dry's five easy steps to master the perfect blow dry at home

standard.co.uk — Step 1: Squeeze it out Wrap the towel around the hair and gently press to squeeze the moisture out. "Avoid rubbing the hair as it causes friction which leaves hair dry and brittle" says Amy.

Financial abuse, mismanagement leave housing agency on verge of takeover

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - Richmond's public housing agency has been racked by years of mismanagement, financial abuse and conflicts of interest, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. The Richmond Housing Authority is running a nearly $7 million deficit and has to repay $2.2 million for past contracting mistakes.
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