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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…

Obama loses second round in immigration plan court fight

By Lynde Langdon
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Immigration | UPDATE: President Barack Obama will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to save his executive order on immigration. The president announced late this morning he…

The Supreme Court and the case of an all-white jury

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The state of Georgia last week defended the death sentence of an African-American man convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury. The man’s lawyer claims the…

Texas court considers homeschool autonomy

By Katie Gaultney
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Homeschooling | While the state’s high court reviews the legality and latitude of officials to request proof of education, experts insist homeschool law is unlikely to…

Free speech becomes more costly on college campuses

By Mary Reichard
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Free Speech | Academic inquiry needs open minds and open ears. So why do open mouths prompt college campus authorities to shut them with speech restrictions?  Feminist…

Christian baker appeals to Colorado’s highest court

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Two homosexuals complained to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after Christian baker Jack Phillips declined to bake them a cake for their same-sex…

IBLP sued for its handling of alleged abuse and harassment

By William McCleery
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Religion | Five women turn to the courts to have former ministry leader Bill Gothard, who maintains his innocence, confess his sins

Illegal gun case gives ammo to both sides in gun rights debate

By Michael T. Hamilton
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Gun Rights | A Wisconsin ruling last week gave ammunition to each side in the Second Amendment debate. A civil court found Badger Guns negligent in selling a .40-caliber…

Teen Mania loses half its independent board members

By J.C. Derrick
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Religion | The youth ministry’s founder continues to forge ahead despite multiple lawsuits

Nonprofits win contraceptive mandate appeal

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The case creates a split among U.S. appeals courts and increases the chances the Supreme Court will take up the issue

Kim Davis won’t interfere with deputy clerks

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Rowan County clerk says deputies can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but questions their validity

The optics of the culture war

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news

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