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02/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
An American pastor who had been imprisoned in Iran for three years until he was freed last January in a prisoner swap with the U.S. was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty last year to violating a restraining order sought by his wife, who he filed for divorce from last fall. Saeed Abedini was…

Former Iranian Prisoner Saeed Abedini Sentenced Over Violation of Wife’s Restraining Order
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02/19/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 80 members of Congress have signed a letter to Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, calling for the immediate release of an American pastor who was jailed on an accusation that he is a member of a "terrorist organization." Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine, who have been living in…

U.S. Congressmen Call on Turkish President to Release American Pastor
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- A former local Democratic Party leader and his homosexual partner have been arrested and now face sexual misconduct charges after allegedly being in a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. Justin Jarvis, 43, and Robert Owen, 38, were arrested on Wednesday following an investigati...

Former Democrat Party Leader and ‘Husband’ Face Sex Charges for Abusing Teen Boy
DALLAS, Texas (CBS News) -- Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69. McCorvey died at an assisted living cente...

Norma McCorvey, Remorseful ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Case Legalizing Abortion, Dead at 69
CHRISTIANBURG, Va. -- A prominent professing atheist organization has convinced the parks and recreation department of a Virginia town to cancel an upcoming field trip to Ken Ham's Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky by asserting that the trip is an unconstitutional government endorsement…

Atheist Group Convinces Virginia Town to Cancel Field Trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A medical student in New York has been prohibited from traveling to North Carolina to participate in a pharmacy program due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ban on non-essential government travel to the state due to his objections to its "bathroom bill," which restricts men from using women's...

NY Student Banned From Traveling to NC Because State Does Not Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms
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02/17/2017 at 21:14. Facebook
ONTARIO, Calif. -- While appearing at an event with Baptist news reporters on Wednesday, Southern Baptist International Mission Board President David Platt told those gathered that he was sorry that an amicus brief supporting the construction of a New Jersey mosque had caused division. "I apologize…

Mission Board President David Platt Apologizes for Distraction, Division Caused by Brief Supporting Mosque
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02/17/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to overturn a rule issued by the Obama administration that bans states from defunding the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood. Congress used its authority under the Congressional Review Act, which allows the legislativ...

House Votes to Overturn Obama Admin Rule Banning States From Defunding Planned Parenthood
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02/17/2017 at 13:35. Facebook
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a ruling against a florist accused of discrimination by providing a referral for a regular customer’s request for the creation of floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony rather than fulfilling the order herself. "Discr...

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Declaring Florist Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’
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02/16/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking to put an end to prayers and Bible readings that are presented by a chaplain during ceremonies at a Air National Guard base in New Hampshire. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter…

Atheist Activist Group Seeks to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at New Hampshire Air National Guard Base
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02/16/2017 at 13:33. Facebook
A spokesman for the National Football League (NFL) has suggested that the organization might keep future Super Bowls out of Texas if a proposed bill requiring restroom use at government-run facilities to correlate with birth gender becomes law. "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent w...

NFL Says It Might Keep Future Super Bowls Out of Texas If ‘Bathroom Bill’ Becomes Law
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02/15/2017 at 21:08. Facebook
The International Marian Association has requested that the leader of Roman Catholicism, Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, refer to Mary as "co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer” during the 100th year anniversary of the purported apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal. The Theological C...

Roman Catholic Group Requests ‘Pope Francis’ Refer to Mary as ‘Co-Redemptrix With Jesus’
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02/15/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma has proposed a bill that would require fathers to provide written consent for the mother of their child---who he refers to as the "host" of their baby---to obtain an abortion. Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Albany, recently introduced H.B. 1441, whi...

Oklahoma Rep. Submits Bill Requiring Father’s Consent for ‘Host’ Mother to Abort Their Baby
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02/15/2017 at 13:50. Facebook
RICHMOND, Va. -- Lawmakers in Virginia have passed a bill to defund the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood, as well as all other abortion providers---a move that the Commonwealth's Democratic governor has vowed to veto. HB 2264 passed 20-19 along party lines on Tuesday, a week after...

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Governor Vows Veto
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02/14/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- Concerns are being expressed after audio has surfaced of a Muslim Georgetown University professor outlining that slavery and sex without consent is not always wrong as defined in Islamic culture. Professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thoug...

Georgetown University Islamic Professor Asserts Slavery, Rape Is Not Always ‘Morally Evil’
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02/14/2017 at 13:46. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday in favor of overturning a recently-passed law in the District of Columbia that allows terminally-ill patients to seek out physician assisted suicide. The 22 to 14 vote among the House Committee on Oversight and Government...

U.S. House Committee Takes First Steps to Overturn District of Columbia’s Assisted Suicide Law
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02/13/2017 at 21:11. Facebook
QUMRAN, Israel – For the first time in over 60 years, researchers have discovered a cave near the Dead Sea that once housed ancient scrolls, renewing archaeologists’ hopes that additional Dead Sea Scrolls may be waiting to be found. Seventy years ago, Bedouin shepherds famously discovered ancient sc...

Historic Cave Discovery in Israel Renews Hopes of Finding More Dead Sea Scrolls
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02/13/2017 at 16:13. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- In what appears to some as being a signal that the Trump administration is not going to defend the Obama administration's directives requiring public schools to allow male students who identify as female---and vice versa---to use the restroom that correlates with their "internal sense…

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Request for Stay of Block on ‘Transgender’ Restroom Use Policy
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02/13/2017 at 15:03. Facebook
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Democratic governor of the state of Washington recently issued a proclamation recognizing Sunday, the 208th year of Darwin's birthday, as "Darwin Day." Gov. Jay Inslee signed the proclamation on Jan. 31, which urged all Washington residents to join him in "this special observan...

Democratic Washington State Governor Issues Proclamation Recognizing ‘Darwin Day’
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02/12/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The city council of St. Louis has approved a proposal that adds women who've had an abortion to the city's non-discrimination ordinance. Board Bill 203 was presented by Alderman Megan Green, who said that the protections were necessary to keep employers and landlords from acting ad...

St. Louis Passes Proposal Adding Women Who’ve Aborted to Non-Discrimination Ordinance