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Andrew Cuomo: N.Y. schools will get green light or red light in August

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will determine by the first week in August if regional infection rates are low enough to reopen schools, saying he refuses to use the state’s children as “guinea pigs” as President Trump makes a hard push to resume in-person learning.


p>Mr. Cuomo, a …

Supreme Court justices, rulings poised to become pivotal issue in Senate races

The big win the Supreme Court handed to pro-choice advocates this term is not silencing Democrats who are warning on the campaign trail about the conservative high court nixing Roe v. Wade.


p>Republican-appointed Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided with the liberal wing of the court in the recent …

Betsy DeVos: Nothing in data suggests going back to school is dangerous for kids

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday said nothing in existing data suggests that children will be less safe returning to school amid the coronavirus pandemic and that any flare-ups could be dealt with on a “school by school” basis.


p>”We know that children get the virus at a far lower …

Ministries breathe sigh of relief after Supreme Court protects religious employers

The Supreme Court’s ruling this week that allows religious employers to hire and fire staff without fear of government interference has ushered a sense of relief across Christian ministries.


p>The 7-2 ruling court handed down Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel ensured …

International rejection grows following Turkey's decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

International rejection of a recent decision by Turkey to convert its prominent Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque is growing, as the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Friday condemned the move.


p>The decision by Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan came after a court annulled a 1934 declaration …

Kanye West angers Planned Parenthood with 'Devil's work' stance; group rips 'anti-abortion' efforts

Planned Parenthood is none too happy with Kanye West over a recent Forbes interview.

The entertainer — and now 2020 presidential hopeful — rankled Nia Martin-Robinson, director of Black Leadership and Engagement, for saying “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”


p>Ms. …

Two megachurches land more than $5 million in coronavirus loans

Two Evangelical megachurches received between $5 million and $10 million in loans from the federal government’s coronavirus pandemic relief fund, data released by the Treasury Department this week shows.


p>Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago and Life.Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, said the funds from the Paycheck Protection Program will …

AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.


p>The …

Don Lemon proclaims 'Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect' during Founding Fathers debate

Don Lemon says U.S. Christians who revere the founding fathers need to realize that “Jesus Christ, admittedly, was not perfect.”


p>The CNN host’s comment, which contradicts the faith’s central belief that Jesus Christ was sinless — and hence able to die on the cross for the sins of the world …