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Commentary: Handicap?

My heart honestly breaks most of the time I see disabled people on the streets. Many years ago, I remember watching a segment of Oprah when she still had The Oprah Winfrey show and wailing because this disabled kid was bullied....
 
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Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units
Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units
Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units

Nigerians Threaten To Burn Ebola Units

ABUJA, NIGERIA— As fears of Ebola spread across West Africa, some Nigerians are rejecting the idea of building Ebola isolation units in their neighborhoods. In parts of Nigeria prone to communal violence, locals took to the str...
 
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Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq
Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq
Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq

Is The West Doing Enough To Tackle Islamic State?

U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United ...

 
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‘Step down’: Full text of Mars Hill pastors’ letter to Mark Driscoll
‘Step down’: Full text of Mars Hill pastors’ letter to Mark Driscoll
‘Step down’: Full text of Mars Hill pastors’ letter to Mark Driscoll

‘Step Down:’ Full Text Of Mars Hill Pastors’ Letter To Mark Driscoll

A letter from nine current pastors sent to their fellow elders concerning controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll was posted last week on a Mars Hill online network. The letter is perhaps the most significant to date, as ...
 
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Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts to Combat Boko Haram
Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts to Combat Boko Haram
Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts to Combat Boko Haram

Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts To Combat Boko Haram

Cameroon is redoubling efforts to end violence carried out on its territory by the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram.  The move comes after militants reportedly forced Nigerian troops to cross the border into the...
 
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Churches must provide a space where people are free to be themselves (COMMENTARY)
Churches must provide a space where people are free to be themselves (COMMENTARY)
Churches must provide a space where people are free to be themselves (COMMENTARY)

Churches Must Provide A Space Where People Are Free To Be Themselves (COMMENTARY)

urch leaders often worry that Sunday morning is the “most segregated day of the week.” On Sundays, churchgoers gather inside congregations that are remarkably monochromatic. Whites with whites, blacks with blacks, Latinos wi...

 
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Nigeria Military Launches ‘Operation’ Against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military spokesman says the national army launched an “operation” against the violent Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in the country’s northwest the militants claimed they captured.
 
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Vatican: Former diplomat who abused children could face extradition
Vatican: Former diplomat who abused children could face extradition
Vatican: Former diplomat who abused children could face extradition

Vatican: Former Diplomat Who Abused Children Could Face Extradition

As Pope Francis tries to reshape the Catholic Church’s response to the clergy sex abuse crisis, the case of Jozef Wesolowski , the former nuncio — or Vatican ambassador — to the Dominican Republic has drawn close scrutiny, mos...
 
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Nigeria Denies Boko Haram 'Caliphate' Claim
Nigeria Denies Boko Haram 'Caliphate' Claim
Nigeria Denies Boko Haram 'Caliphate' Claim

Nigeria Denies Boko Haram ‘Caliphate’ Claim

Nigerian militants have released a new video stating they have annexed a town and the surrounding countryside into what they call their "Islamic Caliphate." Officials deny the claim and the video's credibility. But some relig...

 
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Michael Brown’s funeral echoes with cries for justice
Michael Brown’s funeral echoes with cries for justice
Michael Brown’s funeral echoes with cries for justice

Michael Brown’s Funeral Echoes With Cries For Justice

Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday (Aug. 25) for the funeral of Michael Brown, a black teen whose fatal shooting following a confrontati...