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Lawyers optimistic after Hobby Lobby hearing

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Healthcare Mandate | In today’s Supreme Court arguments on the contraceptive mandate, the justices seemed bothered by executive power over religious freedom

Letters from the exiles

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Iraq | Iraqi Jews and Iraq tussle over the remnant of artifacts from one of the world’s oldest, and now almost extinct, Jewish communities

Prayers for comfort and healing in Harlem

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Disaster | Pastors gather for prayer and faith-based groups offer help to families after explosion levels church, killing parishioners

Church among two buildings destroyed in Harlem explosion

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Disaster | NEW YORK—An explosion reduced two buildings in East Harlem to rubble on Wednesday morning, one of them owned by Spanish Pentecostal Church. The New York…

Lengthy arguments in Hobby Lobby briefs

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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

D’Souza’s defense pushes for his day in court

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Courts | NEW YORK—In a court appearance Tuesday, Dinesh D’Souza’s defense suggested that D’Souza was not likely to take a plea for criminal charges he faces…

Supreme Court rejects homeschooling asylum case

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

Judge: NYPD terror surveillance program didn’t unfairly target Muslims

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Terrorism | NEW YORK—A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday tossed out a lawsuit that claimed the New York Police Department discriminated against Muslims by…

Heat seekers

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Weather | Record-setting snow on the East Coast wearies residents and their budgets

Winter's Tale

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Movies | I’ll let Winter’s Tale (rated PG-13 for one sex scene and violent elements) speak for itself. Here is some of the dialogue: “We rise up into the sky…

New York suddenly safer for unborn babies

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Abortion | NEW YORK—The New York City abortion rate, one of the highest in the country, dropped significantly between 2011 and 2012, according to newly released data…

No headstone of his own

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Homelessness | What happens to a homeless person when he dies on the street?

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