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Santa Monica's 60-Year-Old Nativity Scenes Move to Private Property

Despite having to relocate to private property after losing a legal battle, the 60-year-old Santa Monica tradition of displaying a nativity scene during the Christmas season will continue.

California Gay Therapy Ban Temporarily Blocked

A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against a California law that bans counselors from using reparative therapy with minors who have unwanted same-sex attractions.

Schools in Five States to Add 300 Hours of Classroom Time in 2013

Five states have announced that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013.

Unhappy Egyptians Given Two Weeks to Consider Divisive Constitution That Elevates Sharia

Given just two weeks to consider a draft constitution that will be put to a national referendum Dec. 15, Egyptians were taking to the streets in large numbers Tuesday to protest the latest development in their country's chaotic political transition.

Four Reasons Women Cheat

There's an essay that caught my attention on FoxNews.com this morning, bluntly titled: "Why I Cheated on My Husband."

Christian Deported From Maldives for Bringing in Literature

Authorities in the Maldives held a Bangladeshi Christian in jail for 23 days before deporting him for bringing Christian literature into the South Asian archipelago that claims to be 100 percent Muslim.

  • Morning Star News |
  • December 04, 2012 |
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Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Lower school grades among depressed adolescents are linked to behavior problems, not their depression, a new study finds.

Young Teens Use Mobile Devices for Homework

More than a third of tweens and young teenagers in the United States said they are using smartphones to do homework, according to a new survey.

Britain, France Threaten to Recall Israel Ambassadors

Britain and France threatened to recall their ambassadors after Israel announced plans to build on land Palestinian Arabs claim as part of a future Palestinian state.

West Point Hosts First Same-Sex Weddings

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point hosted its first same-sex weddings over the past two weekends in historic campus landmarks.

Spending This Christmas or Spending It Well?

This Christmas do not be swept away by the illusory claims of consumerism; instead, revel in God’s gracious gifts, drink deeply the joy of relationships and life and the wonder of this wonderful season—these will leave you truly satisfied and debt free!

Ralphie vs. George

An intriguing editorial in TIME magazine noted how "A Christmas Story" had become the quintessential American film for Christmas, replacing "It’s a Wonderful Life."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 03, 2012 |
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Nigeria: Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 10 Christians in Machete and Gun Attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed 10 Christians in an overnight machete and gun attack in the remote village of Chibok in Nigeria's Borno state on Dec. 2.

Family Never Left Side of Coma Victim for 42 Years

A woman who lived in a coma for 42 years, meticulously cared for by her family, died Wednesday in her home in Miami Gardens, Fla., the Miami Herald reported.

Christians Killed, Church Building Destroyed in Sudan Bombing

The Sudanese military in the last two weeks has bombed more non-Arab people in largely Christians areas of the Nuba Mountains -- killing three Christians, destroying two relief agency structures and demolishing a Catholic church building, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • December 02, 2012 |
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Pennsylvania Restaurant Forced to Open 'Church Bulletin Discount' to Atheists

A settlement has been reached in an atheist's complaint against a Pennsylvania restaurant that offered a 10-percent discount to customers who provided a church bulletin while dining on Sundays.

Israel: U.N. Palestinian Statehood Vote Won't Help Peace

Palestinians in the West Bank and Hamas-controlled Gaza celebrated Thursday's historic vote by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state, but Israel maintained that the vote would make peace talks and negotiations even tougher.

School Tells 6-Year-Old to Remove God from Poem Honoring Her Two Veteran Grandfathers

A North Carolina community is community is embroiled in controversy after a school ordered a 6-year-old girl to remove the word "God" from a poem she was supposed to read during a school assembly marking Veterans Day at West Marion Elementary School.

The Wisdom of Zig Ziglar

I was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Zig Ziglar, a bestselling author and motivational speaker. He was 86. Zig inspired us and lifted our spirits by lifting up the name of Jesus. He reminded us to believe in ourselves only because Christ first believed in us.

Turmoil Continues in Egypt After Draft Constitution Raced Through

Turmoil in Egypt continued Friday after an Islamist-dominated assembly raced through approval of a new constitution. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians say the new constitution, along with Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's recent power grab, are illegal.

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