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Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Midday Roundup: Kerry visits Havana for U.S. flag-raising

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Stars and stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana today. The embassy reopened last month.

Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

By Jae Wasson
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Human Trafficking | Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration…

Midday Roundup: More Americans value religious liberty over gay rights

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Defending marriage. A new poll by The Associated Press suggests most Americans still value religious freedom over gay rights. About 56 percent of those…

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Should a pastor give his life for the wolves?

By Marvin Olasky
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Cuba | For more than a decade I concluded my University of Texas journalism courses by reading to students an essay by a poet who sided with Fidel Castro in 1959 to…

U.S. journalism courses empower Cubans to fight censorship

By Katlyn Babyak
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Media | Thirty Cubans are taking journalism courses taught by U.S. professors, despite risking arrest and harassment. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana, which…

Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

By Mindy Belz
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International | LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Globe Trot: Vatican visit brings Raul Castro back to church

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN: Cuban President Raul Castro was so taken with the pope at a meeting at the Vatican on Sunday, he may “go back to praying and go back to the church,

 
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