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Midday Roundup: Number of Hispanic Protestants continues to rise

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Church trends. The Pew Research Center released the results of a survey of the nation’s Latinos today, issuing findings that won’t be much of a surprise…

Midday Roundup: Watchful citizen foils teen's school terror plot

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Foiled plan. A community’s vigilance thwarted a teenager’s elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb a junior and senior high school in southern…

Do police need a warrant to search a cellphone?

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | Supreme Court considers whether a cellphone qualifies for Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Common grace in the courtroom

By Russ Pulliam
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Courts | INDIANAPOLIS—Call it compassionate conservatism. Or common grace. Author Jay Hein, who runs the Sagamore Institute, refers to it as “the greater good.”

Two Supreme Court cases that deserved more attention than they got

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action overshadowed the news of two other substantial rulings. These rulings—one dealing with the…

Midday Roundup: At least 16 killed in storm season’s opening weekend

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Storm surge. Tornadoes in the southern Plains provided a violent kick-start to this year’s storm season overnight Sunday. A broad twister sliced through…

God’s sex trafficking CSI

By Dick Peterson
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Human Trafficking | Forensic scientist Timothy Palmbach spent his 8-month sabbatical from the University of New Haven in Connecticut (UNH) visiting Eastern Europe, Central…

Midday Roundup: Obama plans wide-scale prisoner release before he leaves office

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bid for freedom. The Justice Department announced a new clemency initiative that could facilitate widespread pardons during President Barack Obama’s final…

Midday Roundup: Teen charged as an adult in school slash attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Charged. The lawyer for the 16-year-old charged with stabbing more than 20 classmates at a Pennsylvania high school said he doesn’t know the teen’s…

Sophomore responsible for knife attack at Pennsylvania high school

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | UPDATE (3 p.m. EDT): Officials in Murrysville, Pa., still have not identified the knife-wielding student whose early morning attack left 20 people injured.

Midday Roundup: Fort Hood’s eight minutes of terror

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still seeking answers. U.S. Army investigators have released a detailed timeline of the events that led up to last week’s shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen,

Midday Roundup: Mississippi legislature passes religious freedom protections

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation yesterday that reiterates constitutional protections for religious freedom. Proponents say the law is…

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