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Supreme Court to hear arguments on anti-Catholic funding measure

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Wednesday on a 130-year-old law that was designed to keep federal funds from Catholic schools.


p>Three low-income mothers are challenging a decision by the Montana Department of Revenue to bar public scholarship funds for tuition at a Christian school in accordance …

Planned Parenthood endorses Susan Collins' challenger, Sara Gideon

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.

Nancy Pelosi visits Auschwitz before 75th anniversary of its liberation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation paid a visit Tuesday to the site of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau ahead of the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet troops.


p>At the memorial site in southern Poland, Pelosi laid wreaths …

Veterans group's criticism over Bible in Space Force ceremony sparks outrage

A veterans group that opposes religious displays in public areas has sparked outrage over its criticism of the use of a Bible in a blessing ceremony for the newly created U.S. Space Force at the Washington National Cathedral.


p>The Military Religious Freedom Foundation objected to a ceremony this month at …

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.


p>The impact, child nutrition advocates said, will be less fruit and vegetables and more foods like pizza and …

Missouri seventh grader says 'Virginity Rocks' sweater almost got him suspended

A seventh grade boy who wore a “Virginity Rocks” sweatshirt to school in Wentzville, Missouri, was forced to remove the shirt and threatened with suspension if he wore it again, his parents said Wednesday.


p>Londyn Piglowski, 13, told KMOV News that his social studies teacher pulled him out …

Joe Kennedy, football coach fired for praying, gets handshake from Trump at White House

Coach Joe Kennedy — whose contract with a Washington high school was not renewed after repeated instances praying at midfield — got a handshake from President Trump during an event upholding constitutional rights for public prayer at the White House on Thursday.


p>After delivering opening remarks, Mr. Trump asked to …

Alex Azar, HHS secretary, says 'no international right to abortion'

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke to representatives from more than 30 nations Thursday morning in Washington, promoting a “positive vision for women’s health” that, he added, doesn’t include abortions.


p>”I stated this fact at the United Nations this past September, and I’ll repeat it here,” he said, …