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Midday Roundup: Boy Scouts caught between a mouse and a hard place

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Scouting’s woes. Walt Disney World is cutting grant funding to local Boy Scout troops in Florida over a policy that bans gay adults from serving as leaders.

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws create open season for Christian persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | False accusations of blasphemy, forced marriages, and social hostility face Christians in Pakistan, where many view non-Muslims as a lower class and not even…

Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Waiting and singing

By Mindy Belz
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Faith & Inspiration | Advent is for anticipating the One who came and is to come, the one who fixes the evils of 2013

Globe Trot: Defiant Morsi rejects Egyptian court’s jurisdiction

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi opened this morning with Morsi’s defiant rejection of the court’s jurisdiction. The deposed leader…

Globe Trot: Throwing money at America’s popularity problem

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Where in the world do people dislike America most? Pakistan, according to Pew surveys. Now the United States plans to…

Globe Trot: Haitians file sewage suit against the UN

By Mindy Belz
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International | HAITI: Advocates for Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak that killed over 8,000plan to sue the United Nations in federal court in Manhattan today.

Globe Trot: SEALs win one, lose one in weekend raids in Africa

By Mindy Belz
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International | LIBYA: A top al-Qaeda leader wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa—and central to building al-Qaeda in Libya and North…

An effective extinction?

By Mindy Belz
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Terrorism | A month of deadly violence by Islamic terrorists aims to wipe out Christian communities

Globe Trot: Pakistan’s violence reaches all-time high

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Terrorist violence is at an all-time high—2,500 Pakistanis killed in 2013 alone. That’s more than those killed between 2005 and 2007. Christian…

Globe Trot: A ‘banner month’ for Islamic militants

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: As Jeffrey Goldberg tweeted this morning, “just a banner month for Islamic militants.” Early Sunday morning, Boko Haram militants shot…

Globe Trot: Can high-level talks with Iran really bear fruit?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The United States and Iran held their highest-level talks in 36 years on Thursday. Secretary of State John Kerry met…

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