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High court hears Obamacare’s four-word case

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court considers arguments that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act

Indiana considers drop boxes for abandoned babies

By Kiley Crossland
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Life | Indiana could become the first state to legalize infant drop boxes, a controversial method for parents to safely and anonymously surrender a baby they might…

A pastor’s wife justifies job at abortion center

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | When I read this story about a pastor’s wife working at an abortion center, I thought an article from The Onion had slipped through. According to David Day…

Remembering conservative champion M. Stanton Evans

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Obituary | Medford Stanton Evans, one of the most influential players in the conservative movement of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, died yesterday after a long fight…

Midday Roundup: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally goes on trial in Boston

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opening arguments. The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began today. In opening arguments, prosecutors described the 20-year-old as…

Why was the No Child Left Behind reauthorization abandoned in the House?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | House Republicans scuttled a vote to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education policy on Friday. Supporters say the delay is temporary and…

Little girls longing to be like Elsa

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

The mortal danger of free thought in Bangladesh

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Free speech in Bangladesh is legal but risky. A week ago, writer Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death as he walked home from…

Alabama Supreme Court: Stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

By The Editors
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Marriage | The Alabama Supreme Court is taking on the federal judiciary, ordering the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In…

The Lazarus Effect: Another unoriginal tale about deadish folks

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Don’t expect The Lazarus Effect (rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, and some sexual references) to square with Biblical eschatology.

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Republicans relent on immigration to pass funding bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Homeland Security | House Republicans made an awkward landing today after botching a political maneuver to thwart President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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