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Neil Gorsuch could help religious schools get public funding

Children play on a gravel paved playground

Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is known for his commitment to religious freedom and preventing government from discriminating against religious organizations and individuals. If confirmed, the new justice could help sway a case that could be a landmark …

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Iowa moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

The Republican-controlled Iowa state senate voted to cut Medicaid funding for family planning services to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood. State senators passed the bill 30-20, advancing it to the Republican-controlled House. The vote was along party lines, with one …

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Understanding apostasy laws worldwide

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

When a Sudanese court handed down a death sentence to Meriam Yahya Ibrahim for converting from Islam to Christianity, her case sparked international outcry. The young wife and expecting mother was convicted of apostasy, a crime in Sudan. Although the …

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Warner selected to Hall of Fame

Kurt Warner

HOUSTON — After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the …

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New ‘Jerusalem Monopoly’ game

Monopoly: Jerusalem Edition

JERUSALEM – Jerusalem, the Israeli capital, now has its own version of the monopoly game. This made-in-Israel edition of the classic board game combines the traditional fun of Monopoly but with an Israeli twist where, for example, ‘Park Place’ becomes …

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Super Bowl players address battle with pride

Falcons' long snapper Josh Harris and Patriots' wide receiver Matthew Slater

HOUSTON — They work at a job where millions of people watch them. They are cheered, admired, lauded and pampered. People recognize them, hound them for autographs and care what they have to say. Welcome to life in the NFL …

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Trump vows to let churches engage in politics

President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed in his first National Prayer Breakfast as chief executive to make good on a campaign promise to repeal the law that restricts political speech from the pulpit. “I will get rid of, totally destroy the …

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