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Was Mystery Priest at Horrific Car Accident Scene a Beloved Catholic Saint Who Died 45 Years Ago?

The viral tale of the mystery priest — who reportedly showed up to offer prayers for a young woman trapped inside of a vehicle after a head-on collision and then vanished — has taken a yet another twist.

The identity of the individual—observed calming both the 19-year-old victim and the emergency responders who were feverishly attempting to help her in Center, Mo.—is the big topic now.

There was a composite sketch of the man:

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State ‘nanny’ plan described as ‘sinister’

A bill in Scotland that would assign every minor a government “nanny” with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner has faced headwinds from family and homeschool organizations, and now the lawyers are lining up against it.

WND reported earlier that parents in Scotland are fighting the “anti-parent” proposal. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, the measure would assign a government social worker, or “named person, to ‘[promote, support or safeguard the well-being” of every child from birth.

The government worker would have considerable authority to order what the child and parents must do regarding matters such as schooling, health and social activities.

It’s part of an initiative that calls for “Getting it Right for Every Child.”

But now the Scottish Express reports the Law Society of Scotland has warned that the plan could violate European human rights laws, and one expert described the idea as “sinister.”

“The proposals could interfere with Article 8 of ECHR, the right to respect for private and family life, as there is scope for interference between the role of the ‘named person’ and the exercise of a parent’s rights and responsibilities,” said the Law Society’s Morag Driscoll.

“It could be interpreted as disproportionate state interference,” she said.

The nation’s Schoolhouse Home Education Association said the legislation “is open to abuse and misinterpretation and many parents could fall foul of overzealous agents of the state or people who are just plain busybodies.”

It was First Minister Alex Salmond who recently called the plan “sinister.”

The Children and Young People Bill, the Scottish Express said, also would mean children’s personal details can be recorded, stored and shared through a central database.

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Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system

In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges.

But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans, and the whole system of distributing them, will eventually be moot.

Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”

“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.

When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”

The idea of introducing a single-payer national health care system to the United States, or even just a public option, sent lawmakers into a tizzy back in 2009, when Reid was negotiating the health care bill.

“We had a real good run at the public option … don’t think we didn’t have a tremendous number of people who wanted a single-payer system,” Reid said on the PBS program, recalling how then-Sen. Joe Lieberman’s opposition to the idea of a public option made them abandon the notion and start from scratch.

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