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Midday Roundup: Back to the bench, despite government shutdown

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | All rise. The U.S. Supreme Court begins its term today, pledging to work at least through this week amid the government shutdown. News coverage highlights the…

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…

Islamists continue to target Christians in Central African Republic

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Last month, Central African Republic’s President Michel Djotodia “dissolved” the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March.

Brush with death

By Emily Belz
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Terrorism | One of the five Americans wounded in the Nairobi mall attack recounts his providential escape

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

Covering tracks

By J.C. Derrick
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Libya | One year after a devastating attack in Benghazi, the Obama administration is throttling investigations into what happened

Jihad: A harvest of bitter destruction continues to escalate

By Mark Durie
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Terrorism | Middle East expert Mark Durie, an Anglican vicar in Australia, shares the following insights on what’s fueling the Islamic violence exploding across much of

Attacks against Nigeria’s Christians go unnoticed in the West

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Nigeria | Persecution against Nigerian Christians continued from September into October, with fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. Mark Lipdo, the…

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…

Signs and Wonders: Breaking Bad and abiding justice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Box office breather. It was another slow weekend at the box office. The top 12 movies grossed less than $100 million, 10 percent less than the same weekend…

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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