International

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Nigerian military creates rehab program for Boko Haram fighters

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Now that Nigeria is making headway against Boko Haram, it faces a new challenge created by terrorists who voluntarily surrender their weapons. How can the…

Globe Trot: Turkey seizes churches old and new

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Authorities seized six churches—one 1,700 years old and another built in 2003—in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Unlike state-funded mosques,

After months of gains, Iraqi forces stymied at ISIS-held city

By Anna K. Poole
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Iraq | Iraqi forces, slowed by roadside bombs and heavy mortar fire, are meeting unexpectedly high resistance as they lead an offensive to reclaim the city of Hit in…

Nigeria puts Boko Haram on the defense, plans rebuilding efforts

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Cameroon announced today that the multinational force fighting Boko Haram’s insurgency arrested more than 300 fighters and freed at least 2,000 captives…

Midday Roundup: Wisconsin primary could upset front-runners

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tight race. Wisconsin voters go to the polls today in the state’s presidential primary. Traditionally, Wisconsin has voted for front-runner candidates, but…

Kenyans honor victims of Garissa University massacre one year later

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Hundreds gathered at Kenya’s Garissa University on Saturday carrying candles, singing hymns, and sharing memories, to mark the one-year anniversary of the…

More UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing civilians

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | The United Nations on Thursday said it is addressing accusations that international peacekeepers from at least three countries sexually assaulted more than…

As policies tighten, international adoptions continue to decline

By Kiley Crossland
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Adoption | The number of children adopted internationally by Americans fell 12 percent last year to the lowest number since 1981, according to new U.S. State Department…

Globe Trot: U.S. obsession with the trappings of Cuba’s oppression

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA is not your photo op, writes Cuban-American actress, writer, and filmmaker Natalie Morales. “The old cars are not kitschy; they are not a choice.

Canada scraps religious freedom office

By Evan Wilt
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Religious Liberty | As more groups face persecution for their faith, Canada abandons office established to protect them

Not yet missed

By Mindy Belz
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Cuba | Obama’s decency masks a wildly incoherent foreign policy

Beijing bustle

By June Cheng
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China | A crazy, three-hour commute across one of the world’s largest cities

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