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Amish Beard-Cutting Trial: Jury Selection Underway in Cleveland

Amish Beard-Cutting Trial: Jury Selection Underway in Cleveland

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — Jury selection began Monday in the hate crimes trial of Samuel Mullet Sr. and 15 followers of his breakaway sect, who are accused of forcibly cutting the beards and hair of other Amish men and women. U.S. Dist…

Amish Hair-Cutting Hate Crime Trial Set to Begin

Amish Hair-Cutting Hate Crime Trial Set to Begin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — The trial of members of a breakaway Amish sect charged with hate crimes for cutting off the beards and hair of other Amish men and women is set to begin Monday in an Ohio court. The government revealed Friday …

Beware the ‘Amish-Made’ Label

Beware the ‘Amish-Made’ Label

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — From food to furniture to clothing, more and more goods are showing up in stores with an Amish label attached to their name. The problem: Most of these goods are not Amish and are, in reality, being created without t…

Amish Have Fewer Allergies Due to ‘Farm Effect’

Amish Have Fewer Allergies Due to ‘Farm Effect’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Amish who live and work with animals on farms in northern Indiana, have some of the lowest rates of allergies and asthma in the westernized world, perhaps because of the so-called “farm effect,” acc…

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