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Kenyan president asks ICC to drop his case

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | Uhuru Kenyatta’s appearance before the International Criminal Court is a first for a sitting head of state

Twitter sues over government surveillance

By Andrew Branch
Posted

National Security | In a new spat over government spying, social media giant Twitter sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday over…

Same-sex marriages begin hours after Supreme Court order

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Marriage | Same-sex couples in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin began applying for marriage licenses less than four hours after the U.S. Supreme Court…

Idaho, Nevada latest to lose marriage law appeals

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down traditional marriage laws in Idaho and Nevada today, bringing the number of states where same-sex marriage…

Judge wants Missouri to uphold other states’ marriage definitions

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | A county judge in the Kansas City area ruled today Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages performed in states that issue licenses for them. The order…

Court allows Texas to enforce closing of abortion centers

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Abortion | Texas can immediately start enforcing new protections for women and unborn children, a federal appeals court said today, overturning another judge’s ruling…

Tens of thousands of recent immigrants gave gov’t minders the slip

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Immigration | The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has lost track of tens of thousands of immigrant families apprehended after crossing the border…

Third attempt to get NYC churches out of legal limbo

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Bronx Household of Faith rents space from a New York City public school and holds worship on Sundays when the building is empty. But if the New York City…

Bank that funded terrorism must pay back victims

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Terrorism | In a landmark decision, a jury reached a unanimous verdict Monday after two days of deliberation that the large, Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held…

Dinesh D’Souza avoids jail time

By Emily Belz
Posted

Courts | While showing mercy, the federal judge handling the case probed the moral reasons behind what the conservative commentator did

Online ammo stores sued by parents of Aurora shooting victim

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Gun Rights | The websites that supplied Aurora, Colo. shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, and tear gas were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by…

Pro-life college students fight for free speech

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Religious Liberty | A pro-life student group at the University of South Alabama (USA) has filed suit against the public college for limiting its First Amendment rights. The…

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