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March Mildness? Americans share views on sports

Thanks to wild buzzer beaters and unbelievable upsets, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has become known as March Madness. For most Americans, however, their attitude toward sports is more mild than mad. A study released from LifeWay Research (March 14) …

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Houston man pleads for wife detained in China

Sandy Phan-Gillis

For the past two years, Texan Sandy Phan-Gillis, a naturalized U.S. citizen, has endured physical and mental torture, solitary confinement, and imprisonment without trial in Nanning, China, for unsubstantiated spying charges. Despite media campaigns and help from the U.S. State …

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Trump’s immigration orders draw diverse reactions

refugees

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s immigration policy has drawn mixed reactions to his March 6 executive order emerging and criticism of two previous executive orders voiced by a coalition of Hispanic pastors. Trump’s March 6 executive order revoked a Jan. 27 …

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Supreme Court vacates pro-transgender ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court set aside Monday (March 6) a ruling in favor of a transgender high school student and returned it to a lower court for reconsideration in light of the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal of a …

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Oregon bakers take bias case to state appeals court

Melissa and Aaron Klein finally had their day in court—four years after losing their business for declining to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. On March 2, the Kleins’ attorneys told the Oregon Court of Appeals a state agency’s …

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LGBT themes spread in kids’ entertainment

Beauty and the Beast

Themes promoting gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles are becoming more prevalent in entertainment expressly marketed to children, most notably with Disney’s upcoming version of “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast debuting in theaters March 17 …

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