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O’Reilly: God told me to write about Jesus

NEW YORK

Bill O’Reilly says God told him to write his new book, “Killing Jesus: A History.”

The Fox News anchor explains in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that one night he awoke with the title of the book in his head. He says he believes he got that message from the Holy Spirit.

O’Reilly says the book is a researched, historical account. Despite its de-emphasis of religion, he is using his special gifts from God in a positive way.

He says it’s all part of God’s plan for him.

O’Reilly’s interview with Norah O’Donnell will air on the 46th-season premiere of “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening.

Bynes’ lawyer hopes for resolution to case

NEW YORK

A lawyer for Amanda Bynes said Thursday that he thinks her New York bong-throwing case will be resolved soon.

The troubled actress didn’t appear during a brief court appearance in Manhattan; she remains in a psychiatric hospital in California.

She was charged earlier this year with reckless endangerment and mari-juana possession after building managers called police because they said she was smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment. When officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, they said they saw her heave a bong out the window.

Associated Press

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