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Missile Hits Malaysian Passenger Plane

Missile Hits Malaysian Passenger Plane

A Malaysian passenger airline with 283 passengers and 15 crew members aboard was shot down and crashed in rebel-controled eastern Ukraine.

Prayer and Unity: The Quintessentially Jewish Response to a Kidnapping

Prayer and Unity: The Quintessentially Jewish Response to a Kidnapping

JERUSALEM—With their pictures posted on countless Facebook pages and widely published in newspapers and on websites, the faces of the three missing Is...

U.S. Works for Meriam Ibrahim Exit in Sudan Death Row Case

U.S. Works for Meriam Ibrahim Exit in Sudan Death Row Case

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (ANS) -- The U.S. says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed from death row can leave the country, after she was detained a...

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Birmingham's Last Abortion Facility Currently Closed

Alabama Planned ParenthoodBIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham's Planned Parenthood, the last remaining abortion facility in the city, is currently closed. But some question whether it will remain so?

Local sidewalk counselors report that the facility does not appear to have performed abortions since before Christmas. One counselor confirms that she has only seen a handful of patients show up in the past four weeks, none of which stayed long enough to have an abortion.

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Veterans Advocacy Group Calls for Hearings on VA Religious Freedom

Flag of the United States Department of Veterans AffairsWASHINGTON -- Christian News Service -- In a letter to Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc, requested hearings into religious liberty violations within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. This action came on the heels of a letter sent by Miller to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, demanding an explanation for alleged anti-Christian activities over the Christmas holiday. Specifically, Miller noted that some VA administrators refused to accept Christmas cards for veterans, restricted Christmas carols and refused to distribute gifts wrapped in Christmas paper. The letter also praised Miller for his support of religious freedom.

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Teacher to First Grader: 'Jesus is Not Allowed in School'

Isaiah MartinezWEST COVINA, Calif., -- On December 13, 2013, first grader Isaiah Martinez took Christmas gifts intended for his teacher and classmates at Merced Elementary in the West Covina Unified School District. Each gift consisted of a traditional candy cane with a message attached that recited the legend of the candy cane. The legend references a candy maker who created the candy cane to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ.

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Naming a Baby “Messiah” is Fine With Most Americans

baby name chart-storyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three out of four (74 percent) Americans say parents should be able to give their child religious names – including Messiah - according to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. A similar number (75 percent) say a judge should not be allowed to change a child’s name for religious reasons.

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2013 a Bad Year for Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate

Obamacare300x250WASHINGTON — 2013 proved to be a bad year for the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate, which finished the year with 88 percent of court decisions going against it (53-7). Alliance Defending Freedom and its allied attorneys are currently winning their cases by a wide margin, with court orders going 15-1 against the mandate.

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