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Former Atlanta fire chief sues city for religious discrimination

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran filed suit against the city and Mayor Kasim Reed today, alleging he was fired for his Christian beliefs about…

Black & blue

By Emily Belz, Jamie Dean & Daniel James Devine
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Police | In a tense climate for police officers—including many minorities—pursuing relationships with a sometimes-jaded public remains key to serving and…

Houston mayor: Pastors committed fraud, forgery

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | Annise Parker takes the stand to defend her administration’s decision to throw out a petition that would have put a controversial anti-bias policy on the…

Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

By Russ Pulliam
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Cities | Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

De Blasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a strange position. De Blasio has said repeatedly that he opposes the Bloomberg-era policy forbidding churches from…

Atlanta mayor denies religious motives in fire chief’s termination

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran on Tuesday over a spat that started with a faith-based book and ended with LGBT activists…

Police protests have consequences

By D.C. Innes
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Police | There should have been nothing remarkable in Carson Daly sporting a NYPD cap for hosting the NBC New Year’s Eve coverage from Times Square. It was New York…

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Overloaded? Do you think your kids have too much stuff? In 2012, blogger Ruth Soukup thought so, and she wrote about the day she took all their toys away. Her…

Probe: Cleveland police use ‘excessive’ force

By Daniel James Devine
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Police | Federal investigation concludes as the city reels from the police shooting of a 12-year-old boy

Chicago approves $13 minimum wage

By Daniel James Devine
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Jobs | Ordinance adopted Tuesday makes city the latest to order businesses to pay far more than the federal wage limit

Bridging the police-public divide

By Nick Eicher & Mary Reichard
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Police | As demonstrations continue this week across the nation in the death of two African-American men at the hands of police, much is riding on measurable change in…

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