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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…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

Officer won’t face charges in Cleveland boy’s shooting death

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Police | A Cleveland grand jury declined today to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014. Patrolman…

Midday Roundup: Snow, ice, tornados sweep misery across the South

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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. First light in Dallas yesterday confirmed what authorities feared about weekend tornadoes that killed 11 people: Northeast of the city in the…

Midday Roundup: Deadly storms tear through the South

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Newsworthy | Unseasonable. Unusual, spring-like storms ripped through the South last night, leaving at least seven people dead. A tornado skipped across the ground in…

Wheaton, hijab-wearing prof reach impasse in reconciliation attempt

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Religion | Wheaton College and a political-science professor on leave for theologically muddy comments about Christianity and Islam are at a stalemate in talks over her…

Midday Roundup: Governor strikes clerk names from Kentucky marriage licenses

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Newsworthy | Conscience protection. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin made good on a campaign promise Tuesday, issuing an executive order that removes county clerks’ names from…

Midday Roundup: U.S. airlines cleared for takeoff to Cuba

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Newsworthy | Now boarding. The United States has reached an agreement with Cuba to restart commercial air service between the two countries. The announcement comes exactly…

Canadian pastor sentenced to life of hard labor in North Korea

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Persecution | North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to a lifetime of hard labor after convicting him of crimes against the state. Hyeon Soo Lim, who…

Wheaton places hijab-wearing professor on leave for questionable theology

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Religion | A Wheaton College political-science professor who announced she would wear a hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims will instead spend Christmas…

Midday Roundup: Threat closes all Los Angeles schools for the day

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Newsworthy | School’s out. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District—the nation’s second largest—closed all its campuses today after receiving an…

Midday Roundup: Tracking terrorists’ digital messages is nearly impossible

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Newsworthy | Connecting the dots. The FBI is digging through the digital footprint left by Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik to determine whether the couple had…

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