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Tradition and temptation as Amish debate fracking

In parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies clip-clop at the pace of a bygone era, Amish communities are debating a new temptation — the large cash royalties that can come with the boom in oil and gas drilling.Full story

Amish sect leader gets prison for hair-cutting attacks

Prosecutors seek life sentence for Ohio Amish sect leader

Amish shunning is key to Ohio hair cut trial

Amish in Florida enjoy ‘paradise for plain people’

  TODAY’s Sara Haines visits Pinecraft, a tight-knit vacation community nestled in Sarasota, Florida for members of the Amish and Mennonite faiths. Families flock from across the country to this retreat where horse-drawn buggies are traded in for solar-powered models and ladies aren’t afraid to expose

Ohio Amish families struggle as beard-cutting prison terms get underway

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Five members of a breakaway Ohio Amish sect head to federal prison on Friday to begin serving sentences for hate crimes, leaving behind a tight-knit religious group coping with the absence of parents for nearly 50 children. Full story

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  Young Amish move to New York City for reality show

A new TLC reality show shows young adult Amish and Mennonite leaving their sheltered communities, where they don’t have electricity or cars, to experience big-city life in New York. Two of the show’s stars, Sabrina and Kate, as well as the executive producers talk about what viewers can expect.

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Amish boys watch a game of baseball outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Many Amish families gathered following the final day of school for a celebration and farewell picnic. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)