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Christian school sues for right to pregame prayer

Cambridge Christian School

A Florida athletic board blocked football teams’ prayer over the stadium PA system. When Cambridge Christian and University Christian high schools met for the Florida Class 2A championship football game last December, announcers used the Camping World Stadium public address …

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Navy drops job titles in push for gender neutrality

Navy

In a decision the Navy Times called “a tectonic shift in the Navy’s personnel system,” the service recently abandoned the time-honored tradition of referring to enlisted sailors by their rating, or job title, as well as their rank. Ratings such …

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Florida braces for deadly Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

ORLANDO/MIAMI, Fla. — Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 140 people in the Caribbean, …

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Americans divided over religious liberty

religious freedom

A Pew Research Center report suggesting deep division between Americans who support religious liberty and those who support so-called sexual liberty has drawn critique for its framing of issues related to contraception, same-sex marriage and transgenderism. At the same time, …

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El Cajon pastors urge unity after police shooting

Police fatally shot Ugandan immigrant Alfred Olango

EL CAJON, Calif. — An interdenominational group of pastors are urging transparency, peace and unity in El Cajon, Calif., a week after police shot and killed Ugandan immigrant Alfred Olango, who was unarmed. Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Southern Baptist …

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Pence maintains Trump would defend religious objections

Mike Pence and James Dobson

WASHINGTON — Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence told conservative radio show host James Dobson that he and running mate Donald Trump will defend the right to religious objections if they win the White House. “I don’t believe in discrimination or mistreatment …

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