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Taliban Five free to return to terror after travel ban ends next week

By Thomas Miller
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Terrorism | Five Taliban leaders will be free to travel the world again next week after serving a one-year travel ban. American leaders fear the men will rejoin their old…

UN reports reduction in world hunger

By Heather Bridges
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Poverty | UN food agencies say statistics from a recent report bode well for hunger eradication. But other relief organizations say the problem runs deeper than the…

Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

By Mindy Belz
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International | LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to…

Good sports

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Every now and then we need a reminder of the good found in sports. In these days of corruption, cheating, self-aggrandizing, and criminal behavior, it’s so…

Teaching the purpose of marriage

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | Last week, voters in Ireland approved a measure to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. On Monday, the issue surfaces again in Australia, where the…

Soccer fans, players skeptical of FIFA chief’s claim of innocence


By Abby Reese
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Sports | In the wake of FIFA executives’ arrests on Wednesday, European soccer teams are calling for soccer’s governing body to clean house, starting at the top.

Midday Roundup: Hastert indicted for cover-up of still-secret scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Paid off. A federal grand jury has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for paying someone $3.5 million in hush money over “prior misconduct.” The…

Militias rout ISIS from Christian area in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Militias recapture ancient Assyrian villages but find churches destroyed

Christian perspectives on Nebraska’s death penalty repeal

By Jonathan Boes
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Death Penalty | The death penalty died in Nebraska this week, with support from nearly half the state Senate’s Republicans. With execution costs growing and lethal…

Samaritan’s Purse heads to Texas as floodwaters continue to rise

By Margaret Tazioli
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Disaster relief | The rivers keep rising as heavy rains continue to inundate large parts of Texas. “I wish I could describe Texas rain to you,” Hannah Lechmann, a Houston…

Churches respond to Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote

By James Bruce
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Marriage | The Emerald Isle is now a rainbow: Ireland on Friday became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. But not everyone is pleased with…

Arizona enacts nation’s tightest welfare restrictions

By Evan Wilt
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Poverty | Arizona lawmakers have restricted federally funded welfare benefits to the narrowest time window in the nation. The restrictions apply to Temporary Assistance…

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