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Kansas governor protects pastors from lawsuits over gay weddings

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Religious Liberty | Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order today protecting clergy and churches from lawsuits over their refusal to participate in same-sex…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee clerks resign over gay marriage

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Newsworthy | Taking a stand. The mayor of Decatur County, Tenn., has appointed a new county clerk after the entire clerk’s office staff resigned last week over their…

Midday Roundup: Greeks refuse more austerity, await EU reaction

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Newsworthy | Greek drama. Greece wades neck-deep into uncharted waters after voters said “no” to the nation’s creditors. The European creditors propping up the…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

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Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

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Politics | Former one-term U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a low-key entry into the Democratic presidential race today with an announcement on his campaign website.

Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Supreme Court puts part of Texas abortion law on hold

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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court today granted an emergency appeal from Texas abortionists trying to stop their state from enforcing regulations adopted in 2013. The…

Police kill one escaped convict, search for other continues

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Crime | Police in New York fatally shot escaped murderer Richard Matt this afternoon, hours after search teams discovered signs of the fugitives about 30 miles from…

Midday Roundup: Terror attacks rattle Tunisia, Kuwait, and France

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Newsworthy | Reign of terror. Terrorists left their mark around the world today with three deadly attacks. The worst, in the North African country of Tunisia, left at…

Victim decapitated in French attack was local businessman

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Terrorism | UPDATE: The victim of today's attack at a gas factory is believed to be the owner of a local transportation company, according to a security official.

Midday Roundup: Mother Emanuel holds Bible study one week after shooting

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Newsworthy | Laid to rest. Funeral services will be held today for two of the nine people killed last week when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at Emanuel…

 
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