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Where Were You on Sept. 11?

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Historic, tragic events often are seared into the collective memory of a nation such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or the Challenger explosion. For […]

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Fla. Pastor Cancels Quran Burning on 9/11

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Florida pastor Terry Jones said his church is suspending plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11. But it remains unclear if it will take place on another day. The Rev. Terry Jones defied […]

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Petraeus: Quran Burning Could Harm Troops

posted by Jeannine Hunter

General David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, says a Florida church’s plan to burn copies of Muslims’ holy book could endanger American troops and Americans worldwide. Dove World Outreach Center has gained attention for organizing “International […]

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Mideast Peace Talks Resume

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Hosted by President Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday for peace talks, the first in two years. Obama said Abbas and Netanyahu believe they can achieve a peace deal within a year.Primer: U.S. relations […]

Stephen Hawking: God Didn’t Create Universe

posted by Jeannine Hunter

One of the world’s best-known scientists Stephen Hawking, lauded for his work on cosmology, quantum gravity and theoretical physics, says spontaneous creation created the universe. In a new book, the scientist suggests that a series of developments rather the existence […]

Another Oil Rig Explodes in Gulf of Mexico

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Coast Guard rescued crew of 13 after another oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the second blast in four months. A mile-long oil sheen was spotted at the site, which is west of where the Deepwater […]

Suspect in Discovery Hostage Standoff is Dead

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Police shot and killed a man with an explosive device who took three people hostage Wednesday at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel. The fatal shooting ended four hours of drama at the media company in Silver Spring, Md., outside […]

Obama: ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom Is Over’

posted by Jeannine Hunter

In a speech to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama announced the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Ending this war is not only in Iraq’s interest — it’s in our own. The United States has paid a huge price to […]

Hurricane Katrina, Five Years Later

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. New Orleans became flooded after the levees breached. The storm slammed different parts of the Gulf Coast, becoming one of the nation’s most destructive hurricanes. In recalling that […]

Dual Rallies Honor King, Praise Military

posted by Jeannine Hunter

TV pundit Glenn Beck will hold a rally today at the Lincoln Memorial where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 47 years ago. […]

Prisons, er, Dorms for Poor People

posted by Jeannine Hunter

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has suggested turning prisons into dorms for people who receive welfare through a proposed Dignity Corps. The Buffalo developer’s welfare reform plan includes reusing “old prisons, colleges and other buildings to teach life […]

White House to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling

posted by Jeannine Hunter

A federal judge has blocked stem cell funding in a ruling in favor of a suit by researchers concerned that human embryonic stem cell research involved destroying embryos, Reuters reported. White House officials are reviewing the decision barring the federal […]

Va. AG: State Can Regulate Abortion Clinics

posted by Jeannine Hunter

On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion that allows the state to impose stricter guidelines on clinics that offer abortions. “The state has long regulated outpatient surgical facilities and personnel to ensure a certain level of […]

Mosque Supporters, Critics Rally in New York

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Supporters and opponents of a proposed Islamic community center built in Lower Manhattan faced off Sunday. They staged dueling rallies near the proposed facility, which is to be built about two blocks from the site of the fallen World Trade […]

Franklin Graham: Obama ‘ born a Muslim’

posted by Jeannine Hunter

On the heels of a poll last week indicating that a growing number of Americans incorrectly believe President Obama is Muslim, evangelist the Rev. Franklin Graham commented on the confusion over the president’s faith. “I think the president’s problem is […]

Iran Unveils Drone Bomber

posted by Jeannine Hunter

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is hailing the country’s reportedly first domestically-built drone bomber, which was unveiled Sunday. Ahmadinejad described the long-range, unmanned aircraft as an “ambassador of death” to Iran’s enemies. “But he also argued the drone serves as ‘a […]

France Cracks Down on the Roma

posted by Jeannine Hunter

On Thursday, France started expelling hundreds of Roma to Bulgaria and Romania. About 15,000 Roma live in France. “French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed to clamp down on the Roma last month, following a series of clashes between gypsies and the […]

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Fla. Pastor Cancels Quran Burning on 9/11
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