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Church of Latter-Day Saints to make exclusive handbook available to public

Officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plan to make public later this month the church’s handbook for male-only leaders, the latest in ongoing reforms within the Mormon church over the last two years.


p>Church officials plan to release on Feb. 19 the “General Handbook: Serving in …

Betsy DeVos says 'Education freedom is inevitable' ahead of State of Union

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday that “education freedom is inevitable” in the wake of reports that President Trump plans to make school vouchers a major theme of his State of the Union address on Tuesday.


p>”Republicans and Democrats alike need look no further than the latest polling data to …

Donald Trump promises to stop deportation of Chaldeans, Iraqi Christians, in Michigan

President Trump heard Thursday on a flight to Michigan for a speech on the resurgent auto industry that his administration is deporting hundreds of the state’s Iraqi Christians who face persecution abroad — many of whom voted for him in his narrow victory there in 2016.


p>By the time Air …

Nick VanDenBroeke, Catholic priest, sorry for calling Islam 'greatest threat' to U.S., Christianity

A Catholic priest in Minnesota says he is sorry for recently telling parishioners that Islam represents “the greatest threat in the world both to Christianity and to America.”


p>Rev. Nick VanDenBroeke found himself in hot water this month with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota), along with the Archdiocese of …

Gulf Arabs back Donald Trump's Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display as representatives of Gulf Arab states attended President Trump’s unveiling this week of an Israeli-Palestinian plan that heavily sides with Israel and all but crushes Palestinian aspirations.


p>The audience at …

Super Bowl ad for Faces of Choice abortion survivors misses Fox cut

This year’s Super Bowl should have no shortage of controversial ads, including spots featuring President Trump, Michael R. Bloomberg and drag queens, but there was one commercial that pro-lifers say was too hot for the network to handle.


p>Lyric Gillett, founder of Faces of Choice, accused Fox, which is broadcasting …

Mike Pompeo to address Liberty University at commencement ceremony

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address the graduating class of Liberty University in Virginia at its commencement this May.


p>The university, known for being an influential institution in conservative politics, announced their keynote speaker in a statement Monday morning and highlighted Mr. Pompeo’s efforts to protect religious freedoms around …

Ilhan Omar, Muslim congresswoman, branded 'jihadi' in Facebook posts shared by Republican challenger

Danielle Stella, a congressional candidate attempting to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar, repeatedly shared a social media post Thursday referring to her incumbent opponent as a “jihadi.”


p>Ms. Stella, who is running as a Republican for the House seat currently held by Ms. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, shared the smear on both …