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Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to give abortion info

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | California lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would require pregnancy care centers to tell clients they can get abortions from state-funded…

Students fight North Dakota schools for right to start pro-life clubs

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | A school district in North Dakota has denied two high school students’ requests to start pro-life clubs, despite previously approving clubs for Fellowship…

Vanity license plates become free speech flashpoint

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Just whose speech is on vanity license plates—yours, or the state in which you live? That was the question in the case of rejected license plates in Texas,

Weekend Reads: The religious left and campus censorship

Weekend Reads: The religious left and campus censorship

By James Bruce & Mark Moland
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Books | Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice By Brantley W. Gasaway Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice (UNC Press, 2014)

Midday Roundup: Dear Tehran, here’s how U.S. government works

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Civics lesson. Republican lawmakers created a stir yesterday when they released an open letter to Iran’s leaders, giving them a lesson in U.S. government.

The mortal danger of free thought in Bangladesh

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Free speech in Bangladesh is legal but risky. A week ago, writer Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death as he walked home from…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

Free for all

Free for all

By Joel Belz
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Free Speech | Absolutists on free speech can’t have it both ways, limiting some and not others

Clamping down on speech

By Emily Belz
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France | French arrests following January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks highlight questions over how much words can hurt

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
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China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

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