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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook, including Mindy Belz's "Globe Trot" reports and Warren Cole Smith's "Signs and Wonders."

Kenyan Catholic Church battles government over polio vaccine

By Moses Wasamu
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Vaccinations | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Catholic Church is once again at odds with the Kenyan government over a vaccine, this time for polio. Church leaders have demanded the…

Vacation takes moviegoers on an infernal ride

By Bob Brown
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Movies | It would be difficult to conceive of a movie more out of touch with reality and decency than the recently released remake of Vacation . Admittedly, secular…

Midday Roundup: Baltimore seeks federal help to halt homicide spree

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Homicide help. Baltimore has called in the federal cavalry to help deal with a surge in homicides that local police have been unable to either quell or…

Houston pastors sue mayor over civil rights violations

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | HOUSTON—A group of pastors filed a civil rights lawsuit on Monday against Houston Mayor Annise Parker, accusing her of voter suppression and intimidation.

Amnesty International considers proclaiming prostitution a human right

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | During Amnesty International’s meeting in Dublin this week, the organization will consider approving a resolution to declare the world’s oldest profession…

New Mexico churches ask for prayer after twin bomb attacks

By Abby Reese
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Crime | Congregations and clergy from Las Cruces, N.M., met in Pioneer Park on Sunday evening to pray for peace, unity, and courage after back-to-back explosions…

Trivia website erases student loans but offers no financial wisdom

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Youth pastor and recent college graduate Kevin Foster unexpectedly won his way out of more than $30,000 in student loan debt in June by registering with a…

Amish education case set religious liberty legal standards

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | In 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court case dealt with the question of whether a family’s religious liberty includes the education of its children. The answer was…

Dollars and Sense: Will tepid economic growth cool the markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Slow growth. It was another week of mediocre economic news. We got a report last week that the economy was growing, but only at a tepid 2.3 percent, slower…

Midday Roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ gets serious about VP running for president

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Next level. A top adviser to late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined a group that wants Vice President Joe Biden to run for president. Josh…

Judge bans release of undercover videos from abortion association

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | The National Abortion Federation (NAP) on Friday won a court injunction to bar the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing any undercover video…

Central African Republic still rife with conflict a year after ceasefire

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | More than a year after warring factions reached a cease-fire agreement, Central African Republic (CAR) remains divided, unstable, violent, and on the edge of…

 
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