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"Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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