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Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
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Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

California Medical Association takes ‘neutral’ stance on euthanasia

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | The California Medical Association (CMA) officially adopted a neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide last week, ushering California closer to legalizing…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
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Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Appeals court rules against Notre Dame in healthcare mandate fight

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for immediate relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive and…

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Boston Bombings | After 14 hours of deliberations, a jury sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.  Tsarnaev, 21, did not flinch or show…

In this modern family, exes battle for custody of frozen embryos

By Kiley Crossland
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Culture | TV-star Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiancé is waging a public campaign for her to let him have and raise the couple’s two frozen embryos. The battle reveals the…

Kennedy’s doctrine of dignity weighs heavily in marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Marriage as it has always been understood had its day in court. But throughout the 2 1/2-hour oral arguments over same-sex marriage last week at the Supreme…

Christian print shop wins discrimination case

Christian print shop wins discrimination case

By Jamie Dean
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Religious Liberty | Kentucky judge rules Blaine Adamson of Hands on Originals isn’t guilty of discrimination for refusing to print gay pride T-shirts

Judge nixes Houston pastors’ petition for anti-bias policy vote

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | HOUSTON—A Harris County district judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs fell 585 signatures short of the required count on a petition recalling a controversial…

Pastor’s family wins $330M case against North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Human Rights | U.S. court orders Pyongyang to pay for abducting, torturing, and killing Kim Dong-shik

 
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