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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
Posted

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…

Churches step into Ferguson’s pain

By Angela Lu
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Religion | The anger and hurt coursing through the St. Louis suburb gives Christians the opportunity to speak grace and show love

Peacemakers emerge in St. Louis after night of rage

By Lynde Langdon
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Race Issues | Community comes together to help clean up the damage left by rioters

Ferguson burns after protests turn violent

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Crime | Protestors destroyed a dozen businesses and two police cars after learning Darren Wilson will not be tried for killing Michael Brown

St. Louis braces for grand jury decision

By Lynde Langdon
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Race Issues | Officials prepare for riots as protestors vow to take to the streets as soon as the announcement is read

A conservative Texas town votes to kick out fracking

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Residents of Denton, Texas, a town about 45 minutes north of Dallas, voted last week to ban the oil extraction process known as fracking. Short for hydraulic…

Web Reads: Gentrifying America’s poorest city

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Gentrification. Camden is a poor city that has been on the receiving end of the kind of attention that Detroit used to get. Here’s an interesting article…

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