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Donald Trump to be sworn in on Lincoln, family Bibles

Lincoln Bible

When President-elect Donald Trump takes his oath of office on Inauguration Day, his hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible. Alex Stroman, the deputy director of communications for the 58th Inaugural Committee, confirmed the picks …

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University settles with Christian counseling student

Missouri State University (MSU) says it will pay $25,000 to a former student who was expelled for his views on homosexuality. The agreement settles a lawsuit filed last April by Andrew Cash, a former MSU graduate student who alleges the …

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StemExpress drops lawsuit against Planned Parenthood video

Cate Dyer

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) now faces one fewer lawsuit connected to its undercover recordings revealing Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities’ sale of aborted baby body parts. StemExpress, a human tissue procurement company, dropped its lawsuit aimed at …

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More than 1,207 Christians martyred in 2016

Prisoners

Persecution against Christians worsened again in 2016, with an estimated 215,000 experiencing “high, very high, or extreme persecution” in 50 nations around the world, according to the 2017 World Watch List. Open Doors, an international organization that monitors and supports …

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Open Doors calls on Trump to aid persecuted Christians

Egyptian Christians

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump must help persecuted religious groups around the world or his administration will fail, said the leader of a nonprofit at the release Wednesday (Jan. 11) of its annual list of the most dangerous countries for Christians. …

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Kentucky governor signs bills banning late term abortions

Ultrasound

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed two bills into law Saturday (Jan. 7) evening that ban late-term abortions and require women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasounds. Both laws took effect as soon as Bevin’s signature was applied. Lawmakers …

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Trials show Ebola vaccine highly effective

Drug company Merck hopes to have a licensed serum ready for use next year. Results from clinical trials of the first vaccine designed to prevent Ebola indicate the serum is highly effective, giving world health experts hope for preventing another …

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Can the Republicans unite to defund Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood defunding

Republican leadership plans to defund Planned Parenthood with an Obamacare repeal package, but the measure may lack support to cross the finish line. With Republicans set to control both chambers of Congress and the White House, lawmakers have been gearing …

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Pro-lifer supporters look ahead to 2017

Pro-life march

Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, didn’t think things could get worse in 2016. First came the landmark 5-3 decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, where the U.S. Supreme Court struck down safety measures adopted by Texas state lawmakers …

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