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Signs and Wonders: GOP gains ground in bid to retake the Senate

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | GOP opportunity. Political prognosticator Nate Silver correctly predicted President Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 and 2012, as well as all 35 Senate races…

Religious liberty under siege

By The Editors
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Religious Liberty | Read this brief to understand the issues involved in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Supreme Court case

Midday Roundup: Malaysian jetliner vanishes without a trace

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Without a trace. The search continues today for a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Friday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The Boeing 777 is believed…

Lengthy arguments in Hobby Lobby briefs

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | Briefs show gay rights groups and others beyond religious business owners are interested in the contraceptive mandate case coming to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects homeschooling asylum case

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | After a six-year legal battle, the Romeike family faces deportation

The vetoed bill that never existed

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | The measure Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer killed was a figment of opponents’ imaginations

Federal judge declares Texas marriage law invalid

By Andrew Branch
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Marriage | A federal judge declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, but left it in place until an appeals court can rule on the case. Judge…

Sidewalk speech

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Abortion | Pro-life counselors take to the Supreme Court laws to restrict their quiet but effective work

Nevada AG drops marriage law defense

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced late yesterday she will not defend her state’s traditional marriage law, becoming the third state…

Midday Roundup: Hostile senators file friendly briefs in contraceptive mandate case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Four conservative U.S. senators filed a friend of the court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court today, voicing their support for businesses…

Supreme Court exempts Little Sisters of the Poor from contraceptive mandate

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | On Friday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic organization seeking exemption from the federal…

Walking the line outside abortion centers

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Abortion | On usually two mornings a week, winter or summer, 77-year-old Eleanor McCullen stands beside a yellow line in front of Boston’s Planned Parenthood facility.

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