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U.S. Christians speak out on Iran nuclear negotiations

U.S. Christians speak out on Iran nuclear negotiations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn, -- On Tuesday, June 30th, the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) delivered to Washington D.C. a s...

Kentucky city council shuns cross monument

Kentucky city council shuns cross monument

ORLANDO, FL -- Liberty Counsel is poised to file a lawsuit after the City of Somerset, Kentucky, has arbitrarily mis-categorized a cross monument as a...

South Carolina shooting suspect caught

South Carolina shooting suspect caught

The South Carolina shooting suspect Dylan Roof has been arrested in Shelby, North Carolina.

21-year-old Roof was arrested during a traffic stop, Char...

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A surprising reason for The Pope's humility

A surprising reason for The Pope's humility

1 DAY AGO  |  Dr. Jim Denison, Christian Press Columnist

In three weeks, Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States. Whe...

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South Carolina shooting suspect caught

The South Carolina shooting suspect Dylan Roof has been arrested in Shelby, North Carolina.

21-year-old Roof was arrested during a traffic stop, Charleston’s Police Chief Greg Mullen said.dylann roof

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Pro-Life coalition call on lawmakers to enforce laws protecting women's health and safety in abortion clinics

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A diverse coalition of African American and pro-life organizations will join together for a special event -- TheSelmaProject.com -- announcing a new partnership on behalf selma projectof women, especially women of color, who have been victimized by a lawless abortion industry. Organizer Catherine Davis, president of The Restoration Project, noted that women of color who represent the majority of Big Abortion's business "are too often ignored and treated as disposable when horrific acts, sexual assaults and life-threatening injuries happen behind the closed doors of abortion clinics."

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'Rethinking Hell' Conference 2015 2nd Annual Event at Fuller Theological Seminary, June 18 - 20

Stage Set for Opposing Views Held by Leading Theologians & Researchers

Conference titled: "Evangelical Conditionalism and the Challenge of Universal Salvation" includes Lectures, Breakout Presentations, and Panel Discussion - open to the public

Pasadena, Calif, |Christian News Service| -- The Rethinking Hell project, referred to in the New York Times as "leading proponents" of conditional immortality, is pleased to announce the second annual Rethinking Hell Conference 2015, held June 18 to 20 at Rethinking HellFuller Theological Seminary, (135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101). The conference theme - "Conditional Immortality and the Challenge of Universal Salvation" has attracted a lineup of evangelical scholars and theologians who will present six plenary presentations, breakout discussion meetings, and panel talks that are open to public attendance and participation. The views represented and defended by speakers will include views commonly known as 'traditionalism (eternal conscious torment),' 'conditional immortality,' and 'universalism.'

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ACLU Lawsuit against Fairfax Police Department over Privacy Violations Marks a Legal First

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the Fairfax County Police Department for violating a Virginia law which prohibits government agencies from collecting and storing personal information of individuals not under criminal investigation.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Harrison Neal, is the first known instance of a law enforcement agency being targeted over database violations. Neal, a Fairfax resident, began pursuing legal action after learning that his license plate had been scanned by an automated machine and stored in the FCPD's database for several months, despite not being involved in any criminal investigations.

Although the lawsuit was filed in Virginia, it reflects a growing national concern over the government's use of various surveillance techniques including automatic license plate readers. In a separate instance, a California man discovered that law enforcement had collected images of his two cars over a hundred times, one of which showed him and his two children in their driveway.

According to Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Crowley, “law enforcement agencies exist to protect people in this country, and we recognize that their ability to investigate crimes is a very important part of that.  However, when technology out-strides our ability to place reasonable checks against those who choose to abuse it, cases like these arise.  This lawsuit is important because it represents a firm stand against the misuse of power and resources by investigative agencies that often leads to the violation of innocent people’s rights.“

Advocates of this technology argue that the sort of data collected by law enforcement is innocuous compared to cell phone "stingrays" and warrantless GPS trackers.

Speaking about a similar controversy in Michigan, Terry Jungel, executive director of the Michigan Sheriff's Association, said, "We're not insensitive to people's right to privacy… If Big Brother is going to abuse information, there's better information to abuse than this."

Despite these assurances, many fear for the personal privacy that programs like this threaten. Rebecca Glenberg, the legal director for the Virginia ACLU, spoke on these concerns: "The danger to privacy comes when the government collects tens of thousands of license plate records so it can later find out where people were and when."

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Senate overwhelmingly approves Iran review bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thhursday the United States Senate passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill, authored by Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), Robert Menendez (D-captiolNew Jersey), and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) was advanced by a vote of 98-1.

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