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Did You See This Magazine Cover?

Saturday’s New York Times featured a front-page story heralding the growing influence of pregnancy centers across America. Such centers serve as the practical and life-affirming alternative to Planned Parenthood clinics, offering counseling, parenting classes and ultrasound exams, among other helpful service and caring support.

Ordinary Muslims in Indonesia Violating Rights, Study Finds

Concerns are growing over at least 50 cases of religious freedom violations against Christians in Indonesia last year, as not only extremists but ordinary Muslims were responsible for many of the acts of intolerance and violence, according to a recent study.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 08, 2013 |
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Study: U.S. College Freshmen Think They're More Special Than Ever

Young people's unprecedented level of self-infatuation was revealed in a new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has been asking students to rate themselves compared to their peers since 1966.

Federal Food Stamp Program Spent Record $80.4 Billion in Fiscal Year 2012

During fiscal year 2012, the U.S. government spent a record $80.4 billion on food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a $2.7 billion increase from fiscal year 2011.

Egypt's Morsi Boosts Islamic Presence in Cabinet

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi appointed Islamists to key cabinet posts over the weekend, bringing new parts of the government under Muslim Brotherhood control.

Obama Pushes for New Gun Control Measures

President Barack Obama plans to put his "full weight" behind the push for new gun control legislation in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • January 07, 2013 |
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Culture Keepers

The idea of culture "keepers" is significant. There are aspects of culture – a nation’s culture, a church’s culture, a family’s culture – that must be "kept."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 07, 2013 |
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Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani Released, Imprisoned Lawyer's Health Deteriorates

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has learned that Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who was re-imprisoned on Christmas Day, was released today.

  • Christian Solidarity Worldwide |
  • January 07, 2013 |
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Abortion Restrictions Hit Second-Highest Total Ever in 2012

State lawmakers passed the second-highest number of abortion restrictions ever in 2012, with 19 states enacting 43 measures limiting access to abortion services.

Al Jazeera Launches American Cable Network Incursion

The Pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera -- known for its anti-Israel, pro-Islamist propaganda and its long record as the chosen news outlet for al Qaeda and other terrorist cells -- will soon infiltrate the homes of almost 40 million Americans following its Jan. 2 purchase of Al Gore's left-leaning cable channel Current TV.

Court Blocks Ban on Gay Therapy for Minors

A federal appeals court shortly before Christmas blocked a California ban on "reparative therapy," giving concerned parents the right -- for now -- to seek counsel for a child with homosexual tendencies.

Adoption Tax Credit Made Permanent in Fiscal Cliff Bill

The "fiscal cliff" bill signed by President Obama didn't fully please either political party, but it did contain good news for the adoption community by maintaining a tax credit that makes adoption more affordable for low- and middle-income families.

What's Hot? 1/4/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Don't Forget: Saturday is Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day

Hobby Lobby, the popular arts and crafts retailer, is being threatened with a $1.3 million daily fine for refusing to provide insurance coverage that pays for contraception that induces abortion.

Is the Pro-Life Cause Winning?

This week’s TIME magazinecover story announces that, forty years after Roe, the pro-life side is winning the abortion debate. I say, “Not so fast.”

Britain: Judge Rules Christians Have No Right to Refuse to Work on Sundays

A new court ruling in Britain says Christians have no right to refuse to work on Sundays because it is not a "core component" of their beliefs.

More Kids Practicing Yoga

Yoga: It's said to be the fastest-growing sport in America, with 20 million people practicing. But the latest trend among yogis is that an increasing number of practitioners are pint sized.

First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress Takes Office

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November by voters in Arizona's 9th Congressional District and sworn into office Jan. 3, is being touted as the first openly bisexual member of Congress.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Moving forward in troubled times.

U.N. Estimates 60,000 Killed in Syria

As the civil war in Syria nears its two-year anniversary, the United Nations estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed, with monthly casualty figures steadily increasing.

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