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China detains Christian aid worker on North Korean border

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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China | The Chinese government detained an American aid worker who operates on the China-North Korea border on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Immigration ends, imperial means

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | John Dickerson of CBS tweeted, “On the list of presidential power moves—emancipation, court packing, Youngstown, e.o. 9981—immigration move ranks where…

Globe Trot: In Mexico, violence trumps immigration in the news

By Mindy Belz
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International | MEXICO: Obama’s decision to shield from deportation 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States made only bottom-of-the-fold news in…

Every man is religious

Every man is religious

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | An actress on the radio related how her mother, the night before she died in a car accident many years ago, had a dream of bucolic fields of waving grain. The…

Mockingjay, Part 1 asks teens to tackle harsh realities

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | Trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 show hero Katniss Everdeen as a kind of modern Joan of Arc. Dressed all in black, she’s a warrior princess…

Midday Roundup: When it snows in Buffalo, it pours

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heads up. The snow has finally stopped in Buffalo, N.Y., but the city still has much work to do to recover from one of the biggest winter storms in its…

The word of the year is an addictive mist

By Emily Scheie
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Language | What new words have we used in 2014 to talk about ourselves and our world?  “[L]anguage has preserved for us the inner, living history of man’s…

Child homelessness spikes as marriage crumbles

By Kiley Crossland
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Homelessness | The number of homeless children in America is at an all-time high of almost 2.5 million, an 8 percent increase from 2012 to 2013, according to a report…

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

By Daniel James Devine
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Marriage | Dozens of pastors, priests, and other clergy have signed their names to an online pledge renouncing involvement in government-recognized marriages. “The…

Pro-life leader convicted of cackling

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life activist faces jail time after her conviction Wednesday for harassing the operator of that region’s only abortion…

An immigration fix almost nobody loves

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | Republicans, Democrats, and activist groups can all find something to dislike in the president’s executive order

Mike Nichols remembered for pushing cultural change

By Ian C. Bloom
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Obituary | Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols, a prolific stage and screen director, died of a heart attack yesterday at age 83. His career spanned seven decades, from…

 
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