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Jan 24, 2018, 7:49 AM
After the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority refused to run Catholic ads on its buses and trains that depicted photos of shepherds and the website in November, the Archdiocese of Washington sued – but a federal judge appointed by President Obama upheld the Metro’s Catholic ad ban.
Jan 24, 2018, 7:46 AM
Every Florida school and school administrative building will have to prominently display "In God we trust" under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Jan 24, 2018, 7:41 AM
For the past six years a Texas school district has been waging legal warfare against a group of high school cheerleaders who wrote Bible verses on football run-through banners. In October the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Kountze Independent School District cheerleaders – declaring the “cheerleaders’ speech expressed on the run-through banners is best characterized as the pure private speech of the students.”
Jan 23, 2018, 10:34 AM
During of a cross-border operation by Turkish troops against ethnic Kurds in Syria, all 90,000 mosques in the country over the weekend invoked a prayer from the Quran that promises reward for jihad and commands that Muslim warriors be “ruthless against unbelievers.”
Jan 23, 2018, 10:30 AM
Students with several right-of-center organizations at Stanford University are calling for the resignation of a professor who has ties to the radical extremist group Antifa.
Jan 23, 2018, 10:01 AM
Sean Andrew Duncan is a 21-year-old convert to Islam living in Virginia, and is under investigation for ties to the Islamic State (ISIS). In the course of the investigation, agents found that Duncan was in possession of child pornography, and was seeking a second wife while still being married to his first -- a 36-year-old physician named Zakiya Sadeq whom he had met at Islamic gatherings.
Jan 22, 2018, 10:12 AM
A school district in Wisconsin is mulling over whether to remove the classic Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its high school curriculum after a parental complaint.
Jan 22, 2018, 10:08 AM
A 19-year-old former student at St. Catherine University allegedly set several fires across campus Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to charges filed Friday.
Jan 22, 2018, 9:51 AM
A group established as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. is suing the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database, contending it stigmatizes its targets without due process.
Jan 19, 2018, 7:47 AM
A 24-year-old Portland police officer has been charged with five misdemeanors, including assault and battery, after being arrested Saturday night at a concert venue in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Jan 19, 2018, 7:44 AM
​Rep. Steve King introduced House Resolution 490, also known as the “Heartbeat Protection Act” or the Heartbeat Bill on the House floor early last year. The bill requires abortionists to check for the baby’s heartbeat before proceeding with abortion and restores legal protection to unborn children once it is detected.​
Jan 19, 2018, 7:27 AM
Georgetown University recently approved the creation of a new “gender and sexuality” living community. It is an odd thing: a Catholic university should, as a matter of course, already be a “gender and sexuality” living community, one that’s in line with the clear and unambiguous centuries-old Catholic teachings on sexual morality and ontology.
Jan 18, 2018, 11:42 AM
The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Dallas on behalf of five Muslim American citizens. In a statement, the group says the five face consequences because they're on the watch list, "including the inability to fly on airplanes, intrusive screenings at airports, and the denial of applications for credit cards and bank loans."
Jan 18, 2018, 10:29 AM
A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a “Pyramid of White Supremacy” to help teach students about diversity and “cultural competence.”
Jan 18, 2018, 8:07 AM
Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece is speaking out against Facebook's decision to ban paid ads for a fundraising effort connected to her upcoming documentary that highlights the "real untold story" of abortion in the United States and the history of eugenics associated with Planned Parenthood.
Jan 17, 2018, 8:15 AM
A socially conservative family group is warning parents that leading children's publishing company Scholastic is "not safe for your child" and is calling on supporters to pressure the corporation to stop producing materials that promote homosexuality and transgender identity.
Jan 17, 2018, 8:06 AM
The University of North Carolina, Charlotte will soon host its first-ever Sex Week, featuring events such as “f*ck like your life depends on it” and another with “cookies and condoms.”
Jan 17, 2018, 7:58 AM
Three of four (73%) convicted international terrorists were foreign-born, a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) study reveals.
Jan 16, 2018, 5:42 PM
The reference is to the award-winning author, Atwood, who in 1985 published a dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, that took place in the near future of that time. The story also ran as a drama on Hulu, premiering in April, just three months after Trump assumed office.
Jan 16, 2018, 10:07 AM
Rising oceans. Flooded shorelines. Horrific storms. Cold winters. Hot summers. An Arctic without ice or snow. Water flooding into the 9/11 memorial in New York. You’ve heard all the dire warnings about what global warming is doing.