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Thinking biblically about torture

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Lately, a few explosive issues have divided some Christians from their usual co-belligerents on the political right. There have been complaints from the…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

GOP leader: Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief has broad support

By Lynde Langdon
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Defense | President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon second-in-command Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, a senior Republican senator…

Globe Trot: Deadline on nuclear talks with Iran postponed until June

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Tehran and six Western nations involved in more than a year of negotiations toward limiting Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons capability have missed…

Midday Roundup: Britain asks Twitter, Facebook to help terror fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Open up. The head of a British intelligence agency wants more access to Facebook and Twitter, saying the social networks are a vital part of Islamic…

Midday Roundup: Millennial love for Democrats was so last election

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Youth vote. A new poll finds support for Democrats among millennial voters may be slipping. According to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University,

Midday Roundup: U.S. delivers justice for Iraqis slain by Blackwater guards

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Long time coming. A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards of slaughtering innocent Iraqis in 2007. The…

The return of security moms

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2014 | National security concerns are an election force after a decade-long absence

Twitter sues over government surveillance

By Andrew Branch
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National Security | In a new spat over government spying, social media giant Twitter sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday over…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

 
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