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“Garland’s nuanced approach may be an attempt to signal a dutiful, if reluctant, defense of the existing law. But the toned-down language buttresses the schools’ contention that they can’t rely on the government to defend their interests.”
A lukewarm defense of religious liberty Justice Department avoids commitment on defense of Christian schools
“Despite compelling material, 12 Mighty Orphans fumbles an opportunity to make viewers cheer,” reviewer Bob Brown writes.
Gridiron mission Historical football drama 12 Mighty Orphans makes wrong calls
Scientists who track flu strains say at least two have died out. John Dawson reports that, if true, it could provide an advantage to those designing future flu shots.
Chasing down the flu COVID-19 protocols may have eradicated some influenza strains
“They first gave me a pill and said to take it,” 55-year-old Bumeryem Rozi said last week. “Half an hour later, they put a needle in my belly. And sometime after that I lost my child.”
She was one of several Uyghurs who recounted the Chinese government’s abuses before an independent tribunal in the UK.
Onize Ohikere has more:
Uyghur Muslims recount Beijing’s persecution More evidence on abuse in China’s Xinjiang region goes public
The Southern Baptist Convention will convene for its annual meeting next week as a heated debate rages over how the denomination handles s*xual abuse charges.
Debate over s*xual abuse heats up ahead of 2021 Southern Baptist… A heated debate over how to handle charges of s*xual abuse confronts the Southern Baptists’ annual meeting
Scientists say North American right whales are shrinking in size. John Dawson explains why being smaller puts the already endangered species at even greater risk.
Not the right size Research finds the North Atlantic right whale is shrinking
“In this excerpt, Holmes writes to her son (and other Christians) about the good news of the gospel that Christ saves, and then how to think about the implications for all of life—in all of its complexity.” —Jamie Dean
Preaching and living the gospel An African American mother’s advice on living alongside the Church
Illinois lifted most of its coronavirus-related capacity rules Friday as infections continued to fall. The state still requires social distancing in some settings.
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For decades, Oklahomans knew little of the 1921 race massacre. Michael Reneau explains how the dedication of many amateur historians and volunteers helped uncover the truth.
Tulsa’s century of lessons What else can we learn from renewed attention on the Tulsa Race Massacre?
“She wanted the words that we were learning to stick in our heads for when we were older and going through trials,” Nicholas Heath said.
Hear the 3 Heath Brothers' harmonies in Myrna Brown’s music profile.
Music profile - Three Heath Brothers Sibling trio carries gospel legacy to the next generation
Marty VanDriel writes that The Water Man is “a delight, with just enough danger and intrigue to keep you riveted.”
A legend in the woods In The Water Man , two children’s quest to find a mysterious figure will intrigue viewers but may scare younger kids
“I want to publicly affirm what this church has done to support Tanner Cross. And I hope they write a book that every pastor in America is now required to read, so that they know what to do the next time. . . ”
John Stonestreet talks with Nick and Myrna about education on The World and Everything in It.
Culture Friday - Colleges that coddle left and punch right Are today’s graduates learning how to be good employees and citizens?
Consumer prices rose again in May, bringing overall inflation for the past year to 5 percent.
Leigh Jones reports on what’s behind the price increases.
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"The vaccine spat in Florida is part of an ongoing debate over whether vaccine passports pose more problems than solutions, or even if they’re needed at all."
WJI graduate Mary Muncy reports:
Show us your papers As COVID numbers fall, the debate over vaccine passports continues
“In response to mounting sanctions from Western countries, China’s top legislature passed an anti-sanctions law Thursday that could deny entry, freeze assets, and block the business transactions of individuals responsible for sanctions against China.”
China passes legislation to counter foreign sanctions WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
The North Carolina Senate sent legislation to the governor that would protect babies from being aborted on the basis of race, s*x, or a Down syndrome diagnosis.
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NC legislature passes unborn protections WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
Cal Thomas weighs in on Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ reported plan to help America’s children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed “disinformation.”
Cal Thomas - Truth and propaganda Before we can spot lies, we have to know what’s true
Portland has been trying to lure the Oakland A’s since 2017, but can the city overcome its image problem after last year’s riots and looting?
Ray Hacke takes a look -->
Will Portland strike out? Last year’s violent protests in Portland could hurt the city’s chances of attracting baseball’s Oakland A’s
“To Indigenous people in Canada, the discovery last month of 215 children buried in an unmarked grave near a shuttered boarding school confirms stories they’ve heard for years.”
Uncovering historic abuse of Indigenous children in Canada Mass grave at closed Canadian boarding school for Indigenous children prompts reflection, more searches
On opposite sides during the Civil War, A. K. Shaifer and William Duffner’s post-war friendship offers an enduring illustration of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Kim Henderson shares the story on our podcast.
Reconciliation and a rocking chair Two soldiers who fought on opposite sides of the Civil War leave a legacy of forgiveness
Virginia parents are suing over a school board’s anonymous bias reporting plan, arguing it will silence students’ speech.
Loudoun County’s brewing education battle Virginia parents sue to stop school district’s anonymous bias reporting plan
“A respected watchdog group reports more than 1,470 people have been killed this year and more than 2,200 abducted in a worsening Islamic insurgency.”
Mindy Belz shares more from Nigeria and other international news in Globe Trot.
Killings of Christians continue in Nigeria The reported death of a Boko Haram leader likely won’t improve the situation
Keystone XL’s key sponsor announced yesterday it would work with the government to terminate the oil pipeline project safely.
Keystone XL pipeline project scrapped WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
President Joe Biden and a group of Republicans were unable to come to a compromise on an infrastructure bill.
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Infrastructure talks fail WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
A Vermont program entitled students living in an area without a public school to a tuition payment toward the independent high school of their choice, except for religious schools. Now a federal court has ruled that exclusion discriminatory.
Steve West has more:
Court affirms equal treatment for religious schools Ruling bars Vermont from excluding religious schools from rural tuition funding
Missouri pro-lifers are advancing a culture of life in other ways as they await a federal ruling on major legislation.
Leah Hickman explains in Vitals.
Pro-life muscle memory in Missouri Outright protections for the unborn remain on pause, but pro-life lawmakers advance the culture of life in other ways
Following Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana instituted a system of charter schools in New Orleans. Esther Eaton reports on new research showing how the change benefited students.
Checking in on charters New Orleans’ post-Katrina education rescue plan shows benefits of charters
“America's at our strongest when we can come up with a joint strategy ahead of time, rather than have this whiplash policy from administration to administration. I really hope that that's where—behind the scenes—responsible Democrats and responsible Republicans can go.” —Michael Rubin
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Washington Wednesday - Negotiating with Iran Will a new nuclear agreement be any better than the last one?
Is there a high school graduate in your family?
Steve West has advice for grads about living, passion, fear, and people-pleasing.
Steve West - On your graduation Remember, in the school of life, God is a kind headmaster
Government lawyers filed a brief supporting President Donald Trump in a defamation case.
Justice Department defends Trump in defamation suit WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
“Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, known as ‘the Butcher of Bosnia,’ lost his final appeal Tuesday against his 2017 convictions for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.”
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“Butcher of Bosnia” loses genocide appeal WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
Dr. Charles Horton responds to more WORLD reader questions about the COVID vaccines.
More vaccination questions and answers Addressing concerns about mRNA vaccines, adverse reactions, and viral mutations
“Advocating for causes I believe in, on my personal time, should not cost me my job,” Virginia elementary school teacher Tanner Cross said.
Steve West reports that a state court judge agreed and ordered the school board to reinstate him.
Court rules teacher allowed to disagree Virginia parents and teachers push back against progressive ideology
In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court decided immigrants who entered the U.S. without authorization cannot apply for permanent residency even if they received Temporary Protected Status.
Supreme Court rules against migrants who entered illegally WORLD is a news organization producing biblically sound, daily coverage of global, national, and cultural current events.
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