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Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Globe Trot: Israeli PM dissolves government, readies for elections

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL:Saying he won’t “tolerate opposition from within the government,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two key cabinet ministers, a…

Midday Roundup: Lebanon has ISIS leader’s wife, daughter in custody

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bargaining chip. Lebanese officials claim to have captured the wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sagia Dulaimi and her 9-year-old daughter were…

Unholy glee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It is one thing to kill your enemy; it is another thing to be gleeful about it. We know that even when presiding over the death of evil men, God has no glee…

Midday Roundup: Three shot, gunman dead at Florida State library

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | School shooting. A gunman opened fire in the Florida State University (FSU) library early this morning, sending students who were up late cramming for exams…

Teaching hate

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | “You’ve got to be taught to hate …” —Oscar Hammerstein, South Pacific The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others…

Globe Trot: Canadian officials delay D.C. trip after Keystone vote

By Mindy Belz
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International | CANADA:Yesterday’s 59-41 vote in the U.S. Senate against building the Keystone XL Pipeline will go down in the poli-sci textbooks for gamesmanship in its…

Assailants brutalize Israeli synagogue during morning prayers

By Lynde Langdon
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Israel | Blood-soaked prayer shawls and prayer books lay strewn in an Israeli synagogue this morning after two Palestinians attacked worshipers with a gun and meat…

Midday Roundup: Pennsylvania shooter finally caught

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hunted down. After seven weeks on the lam, accused cop-killer Eric Frein appeared in court this morning on capital murder charges. U.S. marshals in…

Will Sweden start a trend on Palestinian state recognition?

By Caroline Leal
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International | On Thursday, the Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state, an announcement welcomed by Palestinian leadership but strongly…

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
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Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

By Cal Thomas
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Middle East | After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend at a conference of donor…

 
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