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Judge halts FBI investigation, siding with Trump for a special master over documents

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The FBI was slapped down by a federal judge Monday in their attempt to prevent outside review of materials seized in a raid from the residence of former President Donald Trump. A ...

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Ben & Jerry’s sues to keep ice cream out of Israel

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The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company this week filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against its parent company Unilever, in a bid to torpedo an agreement that would permit ongoing sales in ...

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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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World Vision employee convicted of funneling $50 million to Hamas

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An Israeli court has convicted a World Vision employee of funding the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza. Mohammad El Halabi was director of the ministry’s Gaza opertions. He was arrested in 2016 ...

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23 and counting: pro-life organizations firebombed, damaged ahead of court ruling

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A rash of nationwide firebombings and vandalism of pro-life organizations in recent weeks has gone virtually unreported by the national media. The groups firebombed or otherwise attacked include pro-life educational non-profits and ...

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Ronald Reagan forgave, wanted to meet John Hinkley

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President Ronald Reagan once wanted to meet with the deranged man who attempted to assassinate him but was talked out of the meeting by his advisors. The story about Reagan is resurfacing ...

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Churches cutting ties to Kanakuk Kamps over massive sex abuse scandal

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First Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo., has cut ties with Kanakuk Kamps near Branson because of the way it handled concerns about sexual abuse of campers. The announcement comes as churches ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Christian flag, speech

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In a rare unanimous decision the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious speech on May 2. The case involved the city of Boston refusing a Christian flag to fly at city ...

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Missouri remains one of freest states, while Kansas not so much

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Missouri is the 11th-freest state in the nation, while Kansas ranks 27th, according to the new Cato Institute Freedom in the 50 States report. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank ...

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Judge rules in favor of Missouri-led coalition of states to temporarily halt vaccine mandate

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A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-affiliated facilities. The ruling comes as another setback in which other ...

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U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reviewing Texas pro-life law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will turn its attention to the Texas law banning most abortions. The court will not look at the constitutionality of the Texas law, but rather if ...

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Commission on expanding the Supreme Court against the idea, upsetting progressives

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President Joe Biden’s attempts to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices may have hit a roadblock. A commission created by Biden issued draft documents late Thursday revealing significant skepticism towards progressives ...

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Civil liberties group tells Biden commission to reject court packing

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A civil liberties group delivered a letter and petition telling the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (PCSCUS) that it should reject court packing. The effort comes amid ...

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U.S. Supreme Court will consider pro-life and other key issues as new term begins

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The U.S. Supreme Court will open its new term on Monday with several cases of importance to Christians on the docket. Among the 34 it so far has agreed to hear are ...

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Supreme Court stops execution of inmate denied pastor’s touch

The Supreme Court has halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him in the execution chamber. The inmate, John ...

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Texas heartbeat law could affect pending pro-life legislation in Missouri

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The new pro-life heartbeat law in Texas could have repercussions in Missouri. The law prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected, typically around six weeks. “The Missouri Times” reviewed several pro-life measures ...

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Judge rules against St. Louis County mask mandate while court considers case

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A circuit judge has ruled that St. Louis County cannot enforce a mask mandate for now. Judge Ellen “Nellie” Ribaudo issued a preliminary injunction ordering the county to stop taking action to ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker back in court over COVID-19 cure claims

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Branson televangelist Jim Bakker has asked a St. Louis appeals court to reinstate a free-speech lawsuit against Arkansas and California officials investigating a fake COVID-19 cure. Attorney Derek Ankrom of Springfield represented ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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Biden now supports death penalty for Boston Bomber

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In a surprise turnaround, the Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence against the Boston Marathon bomber. The request comes while President Joe Biden promised on the ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules against Biden warrantless gun seizures

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In a surprise unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Biden administration arguments that police can conduct warrantless searches of homes to seize guns. The ruling in the case, Caniglia v. ...

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Franklin Graham wins religious freedom lawsuit in Britain

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Franklin Graham has won a major lawsuit in Britain that has implications for religious freedom and free speech. A court ruled that the Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services discriminated against ...

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Utah Governor signs phone porn filter law

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Smartphones and tablets will have a porn filter after the governor of Utah signed a new law meant to protect children. The law, which was signed Tuesday, requires a filter blocking pornography ...

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