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Court upholds fine against farmers who won’t host gay weddings

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Religious Liberty | A New York court has upheld the $13,000 judgment against a couple who declined to host a same-sex wedding on their upstate farm. The state’s Division of…

Midday Roundup: ISIS claims terror attack in Indonesia

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Newsworthy | Terror in Jakarta. Islamic State (ISIS) militants claimed responsibility for an attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, today that killed at least two civilians. Five…

Iran releases U.S. Navy sailors, boats

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Iran | UPDATE: Iran has freed all 10 U.S. Navy sailors that were detained after their boats drifted into Iranian territorial waters Tuesday, the United States…

Midday Roundup: Turkey blames ISIS for bombing in Istanbul

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Newsworthy | Terror in Turkey. Turkish officials are blaming Islamic State (ISIS) militants for a suicide bombing in Istanbul this morning that killed 10 people and left…

Man who shot Philly officer described as ‘devout Muslim’ with mental issues

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Terrorism | UPDATE: Police have identified the suspect who allegedly shot at a Philadelphia officer as he sat in his car Thursday night as 30-year-old Edward Archer. The…

Prof accuses Wheaton of pandering to donors in effort to fire her

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Higher Education | Surrounded by supporters from Chicago’s diverse religious community and students from Wheaton College, political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who wore…

Midday Roundup: World markets panic after Chinese stocks tumble

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Newsworthy | Stock market scare. China halted trading today after less than 30 minutes when its stock market tumbled 7 percent after the opening bell this morning. Stock…

Alabama chief justice: Order against same-sex marriage still in force

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Marriage | Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a directive today reminding the state’s probate judges, who issue marriage licenses, that the high…

Wheaton takes first steps to fire prof over Muslim, Christian theology dispute

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Higher Education | A panel of Wheaton College faculty will meet within the next 30 days to consider whether to recommend termination for one of their colleagues, political…

Midday Roundup: France honors victims of Charlie Hebdo attack

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Newsworthy | Never forget. Today France remembered the victims of terror attacks in Paris that killed 17 people one year ago. Three gunmen who claimed allegiance to Middle…

Midday Roundup: Saudi Arabia, Iran begin new year with war of words

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Newsworthy | Isolating Iran. The New Year is off to a rocky start in the Middle East after the Saudi Arabian government executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on…

Oregon bakers pay fine after state seizes their bank accounts

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Religious Liberty | On Monday, Aaron and Melissa Klein paid the state of Oregon $136,927.07—the fine levied against them for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex…

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