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Jul 26, 2017, 7:12 AM
In a 35-page order, United States District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a request for a preliminary injunction, saying the group of Iraqis — many of whom are in their home country's Christian minority — could face “grave harm and possible death” if returned to Iraq.
Jul 26, 2017, 7:12 AM
The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also declared that being LGBT is "not a sin."
Jul 26, 2017, 7:09 AM
Ken Ham, president of the Answers in Genesis Christian ministry that built the $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, riled LGBT advocates Tuesday when he announced that they will be reclaiming the rainbow for God with permanent rainbow lights for their life-sized Noah's Ark replica.
Jul 25, 2017, 7:08 AM
Polls have shown a strong link between LGBT and non-religious identification, as well as heavy support from atheists and agnostics for LGBT concerns.
Jul 25, 2017, 7:05 AM
A World War II veteran suffered an injury while defending his home’s American flag from assailants who pushed him to the ground.
Jul 25, 2017, 7:02 AM
In a case that has divided courts, a federal judge in Illinois ruled a law that would force pregnancy centers to promote abortion regardless of their moral views likely is unconstitutional.
Jul 24, 2017, 11:18 AM
Samford University has refused $3 million in annual funding from the Alabama Baptist State Convention as a result of the Christian institution’s decision to support a LGBTQ student group rather than accept the money.
Jul 24, 2017, 7:09 AM
We’ve often heard the familiar refrain after an Islamic terror attack – terrorism is a “perversion” of Islam, and Muslims who commit acts of terror are not truly following the faith. However, the man who infiltrated the Council on American-Islamic Relations for six months begs to differ.
Jul 24, 2017, 7:06 AM
With the election of President Donald Trump, the United States has lowered refugee admissions from Obama’s 2017 goal of 110,000 to just over 50,000, a move that drew intense criticism from pro-migrant groups – and possible push-back from the U.S. State Department.
Jul 21, 2017, 7:10 AM
The city of Boston -- where the Islamic Boston Marathon Bombers unleashed their attack in 2013 -- is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a non-confrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.
Jul 21, 2017, 7:06 AM
When a young man from Minnesota's Somali community who admitted trying to join ISIS appeared for sentencing in November, the judge made him an offer: avoid more prison time and participate in an experimental “terrorist rehabilitation.”
Jul 21, 2017, 7:01 AM
UC Berkeley’s SHIP, the Student Health Insurance Plan, will add two new benefits for transgender students beginning next month: fertility preservation and laser hair removal.
Jul 20, 2017, 7:24 AM
The grand jury investigation into female genital mutilation has spread to at least three more states as federal agents have identified new targets in the case, according to federal court records.
Jul 20, 2017, 7:20 AM
The delay in admitting transgender people into the military is due to scientific disagreements over the best treatments for gender dysphoria, a general testified to Congress.
Jul 20, 2017, 7:18 AM
In a gesture of solidarity with 11-month-old Charlie Gard, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives just approved an amendment granting Charlie and his parents permanent residency in the United States.
Jul 19, 2017, 1:23 PM
There have been a number of false and misleading reports over the past couple weeks regarding an Islamic terrorist organization, called “Muslims of America,” (MOA) that is headquartered in Hancock, NY. Misinformed bloggers have been releasing fake news reports about a 70-acre compound, known as Islamberg, claiming that it has been raided by police with the discovery of illegal weapons.
Jul 19, 2017, 8:09 AM
Things are going smashingly well in Londonistan. The City of London has the highest murder rate in the land. While the authorities launch investigations into pork being left at a mosque or a hijab supposedly being torn off, crime continues to rise.
Jul 19, 2017, 7:57 AM
Here’s the latest no-no: “derpy.” How do we know? Because two scholars have just publicly apologized for using it, agreeing with a peer who called their use of it out as an ableist slur.
Jul 19, 2017, 7:50 AM
The U.S. Justice Department is calling an opioid prescription drug and health care fraud scheme the largest operation of its kind in United States history, and part of it is centered in Metro Detroit.
Jul 18, 2017, 7:39 AM
With more than 20 Republicans joining Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment that would identify the “Islamic religious doctrines, concepts or schools of thought” that could be used by terrorist groups.