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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.


p>A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump’s …

Sweet Cakes by Melissa returns to court in fight over LGBTQ discrimination vs. religious liberty

An appeals court heard arguments Thursday from an Oregon couple who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, after the Supreme Court tossed out a fine against them.


p>The Oregon Court of Appeals heard arguments from attorneys representing Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by …

Indigenous Peoples March scolds Nicholas Sandmann for 'smirk seen around the world'

Indigenous Peoples March organizers took a swipe Thursday at Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann for what they called “the smirk seen around the world.”


p>In a joint statement, march leaders and the Lakota People’s Law Project expressed concern about CNN’s decision Tuesday to settle the “specious” defamation lawsuit filed by …

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom calls for action against rise of anti-Semitism

The head of a bipartisan U.S. panel on religious liberty on Wednesday called for concrete action — not just rhetoric — to address the rise of anti-Semitism across the nation.


p>”Our purpose here is not just to talk about the problem,” said Tony Perkins, chairman of the U.S. Commission on …

James Harris, New Jersey NAACP official, suspended over comments on Jews

A New Jersey NAACP official was suspended Tuesday over comments he made about Jewish people that were deemed anti-Semitic.

During a Dec. 30 community meeting, James Harris, the Montclair NAACP’s education committee chair, accused the local Jewish community of gentrifying the area and hurting black and Latino families.


p>”The Jewish …

Louisiana abortion case heading to Supreme Court draws pro-life briefs

The Family Research Council announced Wednesday it was the latest pro-life group to file a brief in support of a Louisiana law restricting abortion access headed for the Supreme Court in March.


p>”The admitting-privileges requirement of Act 620 is a legitimate and sensible health-and-safety regulation that falls squarely within the …

CNN settles $275M lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle for an undisclosed amount in a $275 million lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann over the network’s coverage of his viral encounter with an elderly Native American activist.


p>A CNN spokesman confirmed to The Washington Times that a settlement had been reached, but …

Planned Parenthood reports increase in government funding

A new report from Planned Parenthood shows an increase in government funding during its most recent fiscal cycle and a record number of abortions at its clinics, even as the national abortion rate declines.


p>The reproductive health nonprofit posted its annual report over the weekend, culminating a year punctuated by …