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Pope Francis knocks populist politics, 'unfair' Middle East peace plans

ROME — Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.


p>In a speech Sunday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari to reflect on peace in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Francis lamented the many areas of war …

DOJ sues Nebraska reservation town over restrictions on evangelical church

Federal prosecutors slapped a lawsuit on a small, mostly American Indian community in northeastern Nebraska for allegedly unduly restricting the construction of a church for an evangelical congregation.


p>The Light of the World Gospel Ministries in Walthill, a village of fewer than 1,000 people on the Omaha Reservation, sought to …

David Daleiden, pro-life activist, to plead not guilty to criminal charges

The undercover videographer who surreptitiously shot video of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue plans to plead not guilty Friday to criminal charges in California.


p>David Daleiden, the 31-year-old anti-abortion activist whose videos of interviews with abortion providers went viral five years ago, is facing 10 felony …

Wisconsin parents suing school district for letting students switch genders without notice

Parents are suing a Wisconsin school district for adopting a policy that allows students of any age to transition to a different gender and use a different name while at school without parental notice or consent.


p>The policy, according to the religious-liberty law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, prevents school officials …

Mike Pompeo says Religious Freedom Alliance to advocate for persecuted

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have taken the cause of religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy to an unprecedented degree, but the creation of a formal alliance of more than two dozen allies has raised as many questions as answers about the specifics.


p>State Department officials last …

Melania Trump honored by Palm Beach Atlantic University

PALM BEACH, Fla. — First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration’s battle against the opioid crisis as she accepted an award Wednesday from a Florida Christian college.


p>The first lady told the 550 attendees at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s “Women of Distinction” luncheon that …

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on.


p>The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in …

Religious Freedom Restoration Act helps immigrant-rights activists triumph over Trump

Immigrant-rights activists are on a winning streak against the Trump administration in the deserts of Arizona — and they have a 1990s-era religious freedom law to thank for it.


p>In two cases in recent months, activists who left water for illegal immigrants escaped punishment after judges ruled they were motivated …

Anthony Weiner requests more access to son's school, upsetting parents: Report

Parents at a New York City school are “freaked-out” after disgraced Democratic politician and registered sex offender Anthony Weiner lobbied for more access to the school where his son also attends, the New York Post reported Monday.


p>The Post reported that the school board is considering letting Weiner …