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Oklahoma high court: Ten Commandments shall not remain

By Bob Brown
Posted

Courts | The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late yesterday the Ten Commandments monument standing on the north side of the state Capitol grounds must come down. The…

Judge blocks Kansas dismemberment abortion ban

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | A Kansas District Court judge granted a temporary injunction this morning blocking the Kansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Kansas…

Boston bomber apologizes before getting formal death sentence

By Leigh Jones
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Boston Bombings | Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the families of his victims this morning before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I…

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | A Colorado mother is suing employees of a county Department of Human Services (DHS), alleging they strip-searched and photographed her daughter without her…

Court strikes down Iowa webcam abortion ban

Court strikes down Iowa webcam abortion ban

By Daniel James Devine
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Abortion | The Iowa Supreme Court struck down a ban on so-called webcam abortions in the state on Friday, arguing it placed an “undue burden” on women. Iowa’s…

Student wins battle with school over right to preach on campus

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | About a month before graduation, a federal judge in Washington state gave one high school senior an early present—victory over school administrators who…

Midday Roundup: Theater shooter worried doctor, but not enough

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hindsight. The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70 others, was so…

North Carolina ultrasound law loses at the Supreme Court

North Carolina ultrasound law loses at the Supreme Court

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | North Carolina abortionists will not have to describe to mothers ultrasound images of their unborn babies. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower…

North Carolina enacts religious protections for marriage officials

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | The North Carolina House voted today to override the governor’s veto and institute religious freedom protections for state employees who perform marriages…

Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison. Tasi’u’s…

5th Circuit upholds Texas abortion regulations

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas law requiring abortion providers to conform to ambulatory surgery center standards, paving the way for as many as…

California court rules for feather but not religious freedom

By Jae Wasson
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Religious Liberty | Christian Titman will be able to wear his 5-inch-long eagle feather to graduation. Titman, a member of the Pit River Tribe, had asked the Clovis (Calif.) High…

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