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Hung jury in Baltimore police brutality case

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | The judge declared a hung jury this afternoon in Baltimore police officer William Porter’s trial in the death of Freddie Gray. After hearing evidence in the…

No easy answers for courts grappling with family cases involving same-sex couples

No easy answers for courts grappling with family cases involving same-sex couples

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked an Alabama court ruling against a woman fighting for parental rights over her former lesbian partner’s…

North Carolina sued over conscience protections for magistrates

By Wayne Stender
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Courts | Three couples are suing the state of North Carolina over gay marriage discrimination that isn’t happening. The lawsuit targets protections for magistrates…

Pro-life activist heads to court to defend undercover videos

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Next week, pro-life activist David Daleiden will go to court to defend his right to release undercover video footage taken at a national abortion conference.

Disorder in Sharia courts

By Cal Thomas
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Islam | LONDON—Set aside for a moment the violent incidents associated with people claiming to act under the authority of their Islamic faith and consider instead…

Supreme Court denies appeal of local assault rifle ban

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review a challenge to local gun restrictions in a Chicago suburb, leaving in place a ban on assault weapons in…

Appeals court strikes down Wisconsin abortion safety law

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | A federal appeals court today ruled a Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional. A three-judge…

Has Teen Mania died?

By J.C. Derrick
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Religion | The once-prominent youth ministry shutters its website

Embryos become collateral damage in nasty divorce spat

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A California judge this week settled a divorced couple’s dispute over their frozen embryos by ordering them destroyed—even though the woman claimed they…

Chicago sheriff ordered to end his campaign against Backpage.com

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday ordered Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to end his campaign against sex trafficking of minors on the classified…

Midday Roundup: Suspect in slaying of pastor’s wife caught on camera

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Indy manhunt. Police in Indianapolis say they have security camera footage of the man they think shot and killed a pastor's wife last week. They believe the…

Utah judge reverses decision to take foster child from same-sex couple

By Lynde Langdon
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Family | A Utah judge today reversed an order to remove a foster child from a same-sex family and place her with a heterosexual couple. The 9-month-old baby will…

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