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All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

By Emily Belz
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Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The name “net neutrality” seems to connote an open and uncensored internet. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? President Barack Obama wants net…

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | INDIANAPOLIS—If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tax season online. A case heard by the Supreme Court last week could affect anyone buying Christmas gifts over the internet. Colorado requires consumers who…

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Decision caps busy week in Washington for religious freedom

House approves spending bill—barely

By J.C. Derrick
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Government | Measure avoids government shutdown but makes almost no one in Washington happy

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
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Poverty | The poverty rate remains stubbornly high 50 years—and trillions of dollars—after the federal war on poverty began, but some have learned true riches come…

 
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