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Midday Roundup: Germanwings co-pilot had practiced deadly maneuver

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | New crash details. French investigators said today that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz practiced a controlled descent on an earlier flight the day he…

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Healthcare providers could act as first responders in the fight against sex trafficking, but many of them don’t know what to look for. Sens. Gary Peters,

Senator tells House to go first on immigration reform

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has no plans to write immigration legislation during the 114th Congress, according to the chairman of the committee in which it…

Senate panel approves bill limiting White House power in Iran deal

By Leigh Jones
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Iran | The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill this afternoon that would give congressional oversight to the deal President Barack Obama…

Midday Roundup: Harry Reid to retire, GOP plans to pounce on his seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Senate retirement. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced this morning he will not seek reelection in 2016. Reid, 75, said he is stepping down…

Midday Roundup: Off-duty agents crash into White House barricades

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Disorderly conduct. Two Secret Service agents are accused of driving into a security barrier at the White House after a night of partying. The incident…

A broader definition of religious freedom

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Ambassador David Saperstein believes religious liberty protections should go far beyond freedom of worship

Deal breaker?

By J.C. Derrick
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Israel | Benjamin Netanyahu raises a Paul Revere–type alarm over Iranian bomb

Watch the fine print

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Of course we should help runaway and homeless youth—shouldn’t we? The U.S. Senate, a great deliberative body, is considering S.262, a bill written by Sen.

Netanyahu: Deal with Iran no ‘farewell to arms’

By Leigh Jones
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Israel | Israeli prime minister urges U.S. lawmakers to consider the long-term consequences of a ‘bad deal’

Partial shutdown of Homeland Security averted

By Mickey McLean
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Congress | UPDATE: A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security has been averted, at least for one more week. As a midnight deadline closed in, the…

A healthcare plan we can get behind?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare | One of President Obama’s jibes at members of the opposition party is that all they can do is obstruct. “The Party of No,” according to him, has…

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