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Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini tells how he survived prison in Iran

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Saeed speaks. On Monday night, Fox News aired Pastor Saeed Abedini’s first public interview since being released from captivity in Iran, where he was…

Globe Trot: New York Times gives Iranian official a U.S. soapbox

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The New York Times, in what seems to me a controversial step, published a lengthy op-ed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticizing Saudi…

Globe Trot: War in Yemen brings excess tragedy, scant headlines

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The war in Yemen is taking a terrible—and underreported—toll in yet another proxy battle shaping up between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I’m following…

Midday Roundup: Washington rolls out the red carpet for Pope Francis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Popemania. Pope Francis traveled through Washington, D.C., this morning in a slow-moving motorcade past throngs of excited well-wishers on his way to meet…

Midday Roundup: Pope streamlines marriage annulment process

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lifelong union? Pope Francis created more rumbles of dissent among conservative Catholics today when he announced a change to church policy that will make it…

Pope Francis calls for climate change action

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The much-anticipated encyclical says environmental degradation violates the principle of biblical stewardship

Forecasting Pope Francis on climate change

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The pontiff’s not-yet-released encyclical on the environment has already stirred debate among Catholics. Here’s what it might say.

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Globe Trot: Boko Haram bomb targets Christian area

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Yesterday’s bomb explosion in Jos, the capital of volatile Plateau State, has killed about 118 people and wounded over 45. The car…

UN calls Catholic pro-life stance torture

By Andrew Branch
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Abortion | In a novel attack on pro-life groups and nations, the United Nations has accused the Roman Catholic Church of torture for advocating against abortion. Austin…

Midday Roundup: Bringing down communism, 140 characters at a time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Bay of tweets. The U.S. government covertly masterminded the creation of “Cuban Twitter” using taxpayer funds earmarked for international aid, the…

 
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