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Monuments to God and gods

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In 2009, an Oklahoma lawmaker proposed a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on the state’s Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City and paid for it himself.

Money and politics

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | For more than a year, Majority Leader Harry Reid had taken to the Senate floor numerous times to blast the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and…

Foreign reporters manhandled, threatened in China

By June Cheng
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China | Rejected visas, travel restrictions, and threats against local sources have made reporting in China a difficult task for the hundreds of foreign…

Atheist group court victory could prove good for churches

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | An atheist group reached a settlement earlier this month with the Internal Revenue Service over stronger enforcement of policies against “church…

Massachusetts scrambles to reset abortion center ‘buffer zones’

By Blake Adams
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Abortion | After the U.S. Supreme Court’s 9-0 McCullen v. Coakley ruling struck down Massachusetts’s abortion center “buffer zone” law in June, the state…

The Supreme Court is not as unified as it looks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Out of 69 decisions the U.S. Supreme Court issued in its latest term, 44 were unanimous. But there’s more to those decisions than meets the eye, and…

New Mexico scientists fight taxpayer-funded evolution celebration

By Dick Peterson
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Free Speech | Two New Mexico scientists hope next year’s Darwin Days celebration at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science may evolve into a more civilized…

Amending the Constitution to restrict freedom?

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Free Speech | If a proposed constitutional amendment becomes law, groups like the National Right to Life Commission (NRLC) could lose their First Amendment protections when…

Pro-lifers win Supreme Court buffer zone case

By Emily Belz
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Free Speech | Justices unanimously strike down a Massachusetts law creating bubbles of ‘protection’ around abortion centers

Austin pregnancy care centers win fight over ‘no abortion here’ signs

Austin pregnancy care centers win fight over ‘no abortion here’ signs

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Abortion | Pregnancy care centers in Austin, Texas, do not have to post signs telling clients they do not provide abortions or offer referrals for them, a federal court…

Supreme Court confirms First Amendment protections for whistleblowers

By Allie Hulcher
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Supreme Court | In a decision that could give more rights to public workers who speak out against government corruption, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously…

Obama to bypass Congress with executive order banning LGBT bias

By Andrew Branch
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Politics | Under pressure from LGBT activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees…

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