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5 Things: Abusive Churches | Phone Scams | Halloween Urban Legends | Gun Violence | Debt Ceiling

Today’s 5 Things cover a church that basically teaches its male members to abuse and rape their wives and then covers for those men, a phone scam trapping people on the phone and draining their accounts, how people are not giving your kids weed for Halloween (or putting razor blades or poison in their candy), the CDC finally being able to study gun violence, and an explanation of the debt ceiling.

  1. Vice: Inside the Church That Preaches ‘Wives Need to Be Led with a Firm Hand’
  2. San Francisco Chronicle: ‘He held me hostage with no gun but with his words’: The phone scam gaslighting therapists
  3. Lifehacker: For the Last Time: No One Is Trying to Give Your Kid Edibles
  4. NPR: After 25 Years In The Dark, The CDC Wants To Study The True Toll Of Guns In America
  5. TPM: Understanding the Inane ‘Debt Ceiling’ System