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Ebola outbreak triggers confusion and concern

Ebola virus

DAKAR, Senegal — With 964 total victims and 603 confirmed deaths, the Ebola virus continues to surge through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The outbreak originated in Guinea and has rapidly spread in Sierra Leone …

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Senate vote reveals risk to religious liberty

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate’s near-embrace of legislation to curtail the conscience rights of business owners has left religious liberty advocates disturbed at the narrow margin for the cherished freedom. Senators voted 56-43 Wednesday (July 16) — four votes shy …

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Utah to appeal gay marriage case to Supreme Court

The Utah attorney general announced Wednesday (July 9) that he will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Attorney General Sean Reyes decided to leapfrog the …

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Olympian, World War II veteran dies at 97

Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who was later captured by the Japanese during World War II and whose story was told in the book “Unbroken,” died July 2 at age 97. Zamperini’s story was originally made famous by Laura Hillenbrand, author …

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