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Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Study: Crime, corruption crushing poor nations

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | WASHINGTON—Almost $1 trillion in illicit capital left developing and emerging economies in 2012, and the problem is only growing worse, according to a new…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS is trying to build an Islamic caliphate in in Iraq and Syria, but it is also luring Westerners, including American teenagers, to its cause. The terrorist…

Supreme Court rejects another RU-486 case

By Emily Belz
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Abortion | Today the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling blocking Arizona’s regulations for the medical abortion…

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tax season online. A case heard by the Supreme Court last week could affect anyone buying Christmas gifts over the internet. Colorado requires consumers who…

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger Joseph Lawhorne shared during a suicide prevention training class how his faith had helped…

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | Otto von Bismarck, the great 19th century German chancellor, once remarked, “ Laws  are like sausages. It is better not to see…

Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

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