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Weekly Wrap 2.9.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-09-2018

3. Bresha Meadows, Teen Imprisoned for Shooting Abusive Father, Returns Home

Her case garnered national headlines, provoking questions about the criminal justice system and the criminalization of black women and girls.

4. How ‘The Good Place’ Gets People Thinking About God

Two seasons in, The Good Place offers plenty of conversation prompts about the afterlife.

Trump Leans Into Christian Nationalism in Prayer Breakfast Speech

by the Web Editors 02-08-2018

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While avoiding the policy pronouncements that marked last year, Trump at this year’s breakfast spoke of a desire to “worship without fear” —  a nod to religious freedom concerns  often expressed by evangelical leaders.

Nancy Pelosi Quotes from Bible in Filibuster-Style Speech for Dreamers

by the Web Editors 02-07-2018

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"The parable of the good Samaritan is one that has been used over and over again to welcome strangers," Pelosi said. "Samaritans were not friends to the person that the Samaritan saved. But he was a man of justice."


Televangelist Suggests Christians Do Not Need the Flu Shot

by the Web Editors 02-07-2018

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The Copeland family has a history of discouraging their followers from getting vaccinated. In 2013, Eagle Mountain International Church, a church in Newark, Texas founded by the Copelands, came under fire after a measles outbreak was linked to members of their church. Twenty-one people contracted measles after an unvaccinated person caught the disease overseas and visited the church.

Thousands March for NHS Funding in U.K.

by the Web Editors 02-06-2018

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The People's Assembly responded in a statement that they were campaigning against an American-style healthcare system that is "expensive, inefficient and unjust.

International Evangelical Leaders Condemn Fujimori Pardon in Peru

by the Web Editors 02-05-2018

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"We believe that this pardon does not contribute to the process of national reconciliation because it turns its back on the victims and because it is the product of apparent pact of impunity. We believe that without sincere repentance and without meeting the expectation of justice and reparation for those whose rights were trampled an authentic reconciliation cannot exist and cannot be achieved."

ICE Raids 77 Northern California Businesses

by the Web Editors 02-02-2018

The badge of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Fugitive Operations team is seen in Santa Ana, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The sweep comes in the wake of nationwide ICE raids of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores that resulted in dozens of arrests less than a month ago.

Weekly Wrap 2.2.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-02-2018

8. What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

Is any new job a good job? As cities scramble to lure Amazon’s HQ2, a look at what the massive influx of warehouse jobs has changed cities.

9. Nearly 9,000 DACA Teachers Face an Uncertain Future

“Maria Rocha, a teacher in San Antonio, Texas, says it's gut wrenching, but she's trying not to show it in front of her third-graders. … It's even harder, she says, because some of her students are also at risk of being deported.”

10. Groundhog Sees Jungian Shadow, Predicts Everlasting Winter of the Soul

“We aren’t sure what was different this year, usually he either calls for six more weeks of winter or an early spring, not unending self-inflicted spiritual torment.” #2018

Rep. Joe Kennedy: 'Our Country Will Be Judged by the Promises We Keep'

by the Web Editors 01-31-2018

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"We are bombarded with one false choice after another. Coal miners or single moms, rural communities or inner cities. The coast or the heartland. ...[But] we choose both. We fight for both, because the greatest, strongest, richest nation in the world should not have to leave anyone behind."

Cleveland Indians to Remove ‘Chief Wahoo’ Logo from Uniforms in 2019

by the Web Editors 01-29-2018

Sep 13, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Fans hold signs in the first inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

“Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the Indians organization about the club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During our constructive conversations, Paul Dolan made clear that there are fans who have a longstanding attachment to the logo and its place in the history of the team."