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Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

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Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

De Blasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools

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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a strange position. De Blasio has said repeatedly that he opposes the Bloomberg-era policy forbidding churches from…

Manhattan judge gives life sentence to imam who supported al-Qaeda

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Terrorism | NEW YORK—As French special forces were closing in on Islamic militants holding hostages in Paris today, al-Qaeda associate and radical imam Abu Hamza…

Mundane militants

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Movies | Timbuktu offers a warning about life under Islamists

A peacemaking funeral

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Police | Thousands gather at the funeral for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos to hear about his faith and how it could heal New York

Grief in New York over officers’ deaths

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Police | Murder of NYPD officers rends the city with more pain and upends the conversations around Eric Garner's death

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

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Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

Race, social media, and the church

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Race Issues | White and black evangelical church leaders gather at the Lorraine Motel to discuss how recent events exposed the church’s ‘immaturity’

Supreme Court rejects another RU-486 case

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Abortion | Today the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling blocking Arizona’s regulations for the medical abortion…

Community crisis

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Police | New Yorkers wrestle with police relations after Eric Garner ruling

Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Movies | Exodus: Gods and Kings director Ridley Scott introduced his movie at its New York premiere by saying it was “the biggest movie I have made.” “Big”

A city in turmoil

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Police | New York’s mayor meets with pastors, as protestors surge across Manhattan following a grand jury decision in the death of Eric Garner

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