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Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones

Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington

Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

Kenyan government announces measures to tame rogue preachers

By Moses Wasamu

Kenya | Kenyan churches are protesting newly proposed rules that would regulate the registration and operation of religious organizations, part of a government…

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

By Mary Reichard

Religious Liberty | The standoff between the City of Atlanta and its former fire chief highlights much more than an employer-employee disagreement. At stake is freedom of…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie

Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes

Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

Petition recount underway in Houston anti-bias policy fight

By Bonnie Pritchett

Courts | HOUSTON—The attorney for a coalition of pastors fighting an anti-bias ordinance is cautiously optimistic a judge’s ruling on Friday will validate enough…

Understanding the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | In February of 1867, a little girl named Laura Elizabeth was born in a small log cabin near Pepin, Wis. Some of her family lines went back to the 

Pro-life doctors promote emergency abortion pill reversal kit

By J.C. Derrick

Abortion | WASHINGTON—Andrea Minichini cried as she sat with her boyfriend in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office last year. Eight weeks and one day into an…

The DUFF squanders a story worth telling

By Bob Brown

Movies | Popular high school quarterback Wesley (Robbie Amell) finds a beautiful person inside socially inept Bianca (Mae Whitman). In turn she discovers that his dumb…

Midday Roundup: Remembering John Willke, pro-life pioneer

By Lynde Langdon

Newsworthy | He led the charge. Dr. John C. Willke, a pioneer in the pro-life movement, died at his home Friday. He was 89. An obstetrician, he practiced medicine in…

Turkey gets first Christian TV station

By Julia A. Seymour

Turkey | For the first time, millions of people in Turkey watching government-regulated satellite television will be able to find Christian programming. Shows created…

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