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Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking Leave of Absence From Liberty University

NYTimes.com Friday, 7 August 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking Leave of Absence From Liberty UniversityMr. Falwell, the college’s president and a supporter of President Trump, agreed to a request by the school’s board of trustees.
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Liberty University officials say Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an 'indefinite leave of absence from his roles' as president and chancellor. The son of the late Jerry Falwell, Falwell Jr. is a top evangelical Christian personality in the US, and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump. According...

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