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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

By Mickey McLean
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Death Penalty | Senators in Nebraska’s one-house legislature voted 30-19 Wednesday to eliminate capital punishment in the state, overriding the veto of Republican Gov. Pete…

Globe Trot: FIFA corruption scandal could snare the Clinton Foundation

By Mindy Belz
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International | FIFA: When the United States lost its bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Bill Clinton was reportedly so upset he shattered a mirror. Clinton’s global…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

The Holy Spirit promised

The Holy Spirit promised

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Through the Holy Spirit, the believers formerly under God’s wrath preached Christ in languages they didn’t know to the Jews who’d come to Jerusalem for…

Inside Ireland’s marriage makeover

By Joseph Slife
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Marriage | The outcome of an Irish national referendum to redefine marriage was stunning in a land once deeply Christian and solidly Roman Catholic. Ireland narrowly…

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tax hack. Congress is demanding answers after officials with the Internal Revenue Service admitted part of the agency’s website was hacked earlier this…

Highschooler who died in Texas flood known for Christian faith

By Jeff Koch
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Disaster | Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving home from her high school prom when her vehicle was caught in overwhelming and unprecedented flood in Devine, Texas. She…

New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Homeschooled, musical clan hopes to be TLC’s new breakout hit

By Jeff Koch
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Television | TLC’s new large-family reality show, The Willis Family, seemed redundant when first announced. After all, next to their famous forerunners, the Duggars of 19

The Farewell Party treats euthanasia lightly but leaves a deep impression

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Assisted suicide was illegal in Israel until last year, when the first court-approved case of euthanasia was carried out. The Farewell Party, winner of four…

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Due to the current racial climate in the United States, discussions of race generally focus on issues related to African-Americans and Anglos. But the…

NSA snooping finds few friends on Capitol Hill

By Jim Henry
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National Security | Congress will again take up the re-authorization of the Patriot Act next week. The Senate failed to reach an agreement on the measure Friday after contentious…

 
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