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Oklahoma drops Common Core, gets slapped with federal penalty

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Amidst rising opposition to Common Core, Oklahoma dropped the national education standards in June, four years after adopting them. As a result, the U.S.

Third American missionary contracts Ebola in Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | North Carolina-based Christian aid group SIM USA said Tuesday another American doctor has contracted Ebola in Liberia.  The doctor was treating…

No more victims

By Warren Cole Smith
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Child Sexual Abuse | The importance of being a voice for the voiceless

ISIS murders another American journalist

By Leigh Jones
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Syria | A new video posted online by ISIS militants purports to show another American journalist’s beheading. Steven Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign

Former Iraqi general speaks out against ISIS

By Nick Eicher
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Iraq | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the literal war on Christianity taking place in Iraq. NICK…

Midday Roundup: Deconstructing Putin’s scary statement on Kiev

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Look out, Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin is so misunderstood. A Kremlin spokesman said today that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took…

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Greek lawmakers consider easing restrictions on evangelicals

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution isn’t limited to totalitarian regimes or Islamic states. Some Western democracies also make it difficult for Christians, especially…

Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage…

Soldier convicted in 2003 attack appeals death sentence

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The highest military appeals court in the United States will hear an appeal later this year in the case of a soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow…

 
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