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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Weekend Reads: Encouraging words for weary and wounded shepherds

Weekend Reads: Encouraging words for weary and wounded shepherds

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Christopher Ash never makes the obvious pun (Ash assails burnout) in  Zeal Without Burnout: Seven Keys to a Lifelong Ministry of Sustainable

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from mother’s womb

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | A Colorado jury has sentenced the woman who killed a baby by cutting her from her mother’s womb to 100 years in prison. Dynel Lane, 36, received the maximum…

South Sudan’s transitional government finally takes office

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan installed its long-delayed transitional government on Thursday after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital, Juba, and resumed his role…

Army reinstates Green Beret who confronted Afghan rapist

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Army yesterday reversed its decision to dismiss a decorated Green Beret soldier who physically confronted an Afghan police commander for raping a young…

Globe Trot: Rome honors Christian martyrs with blood-red fountain

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Tonight in Rome the waters of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest, will turn red to honor Christian martyrs. Organized by Aid to the Church in…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest 20 protesters at Trump rally in California

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pulling no punches. Protesters clashed with police and Donald Trump supporters outside a campaign rally in Orange County, Calif. People in the crowd outside…

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

AmeriCorps admits staff in NYC worked as ‘abortion doulas’

By Laura Finch
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Abortion | AmeriCorps admitted this week that six of its members violated the federal prohibition against using taxpayer funds for abortion by acting as “abortion…

Highest military court considers limits of religious liberty in uniform

By Michael Cochrane
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Religious Liberty | The military’s highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could determine the future…

Rubio files international religious freedom bill

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., today introduced legislation that would make international religious freedom (IRF) a more integral part of U.S. foreign…

Congress moves to undercut ISIS’s black market for antiquities

By Evan Wilt
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ISIS | WASHINGTON— The House of Representatives passed legislation this week to snuff out the Islamic State’s (ISIS) black market of pillaged cultural…

Some Republicans join Democrats to kill Missouri religious liberty bill

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Three Republican state lawmakers in Missouri sided with Democrats on Wednesday to defeat a bill that would have given voters the chance to weigh in on…

 
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