June 25, 2013
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Supreme Court and affirmative action, peace talks and arming Syria, Geneva's Obamacare reprieve, charitable giving and high-wire walking by faith

Today's news and a report on the Supreme Court's ruling on race-based school admissions policies, plus: a foreign-policy expert's take on Afghan peace talks and girding for greater U.S. involvement in Syria, a report on evangelical Geneva College's temporary reprieve from Obamacare's birth-control mandate, a discussion on the recovery of charitable giving following the great recession, recapping Nik Wallenda's breathtaking witness to his faith, and more

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Program Segments

Tuesday morning news summary

Immigration-reform bill attracts 2/3s majority, clearing a path to overwhelming Senate passage — and a pressure campaign on House Republicans to go and do likewise

U.S. turns up the heat in its global pursuit of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and blasts China and Russia for their lack of help

Supreme Court agrees to hear abortion-protest case in its next term

Market report by Warren Cole Smith

Both sides claim victory in Supreme Court affirmative-action ruling

In Fisher vs. University of Texas, the high court demands a high standard for race-conscious policies but doesn't ban them. The decision sends the case to lower courts for reconsideration. In the meantime, UT says nothing will change and opponents of its policies will keep fighting.

A conversation on global hotspots: Afghanistan and Syria

Steve Bucci, former Army Special Forces Officer and Pentagon assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, speaks with correspondent Kent Covington on two global hotspots: Afghanistan and Syria. Bucci assesses the stalled talks among the United States, Afghanistan, and the Afghan Taliban, as well as plans to arm Syria's rebels.

Geneva's reprieve

Evangelical college in Pennsylvania wins a key legal round against Washington's HHS mandate, as federal trial judge grants temporary injunction freeing the school to exclude coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs in its health plans

Charitable bounce-back, sort of

As the economy labors out of the great recession, a new report finds charitable giving beginning to recover -- but not so much for church and parachurch ministries

Wallenda's walk of faith

A recap of high-wire artist Nik Wallenda's daring untethered walk across the Grand Canyon, and his testimony of faith and trust in Christ along the way

June 25, 2013


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