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Airport Offers $12 Flights to New York and Boston

An airport is offering $12 flights to Boston and New York from New Hampshire, in a special deal for the holiday season.

‘Love Thy Neighbors, Not Guns,’ Pastor Urges Evangelicals

A pastor and author from Illinois urges evangelicals to be more flexible in their opinions on the gun control debate following the Connecticut shooting earlier this month, warning that some might otherwise think “we love our guns more than our neighbors.”

Kanye’s Crystal Mask: Kanye West Stuns Fans After Leather Skirt Outfit (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Kanye West’s crystal mask look has created waves among his fans as the rapper performed in the unique costume at Revel in Atlantic City on Friday night.

Comet Nearing Earth May Be Brightest in Generations

A recently discovered comet is scheduled to come very close to the sun late next year and may get very bright, enough to outshine the full moon.

Rare Relics From Jesus’ Birth on Display at Church in Chicago

A Roman Catholic church in Chicago, Ill., is displaying a rare relic believed to be of Jesus’ manger as well as a fragment of the veil of the Virgin Mary and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph as it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.

Education Emancipation: The Grand Jubilee Year 2013

We are set to celebrate the Grand Jubilee of the Emancipation Proclamation, and yet millions of our people unjustly languish from the horrific shackles of inadequate education—and hundreds of thousands, and their families, tragically suffer through the additional shackles of incarceration. How is this possible?

Appeals Court Blocks Contraception Mandate in Illinois Case

Days before the contraception mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs to employees, is set to go into effect, a federal appeals court has temporarily blocked it from being enforced against an Illinois company.

Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Marry in First Hours of Law in Maine

Dozens of gay couples exchanged wedding vows or obtained marriage licenses early Saturday after Maine’s same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight.

Wedding Services Canceled!

A Question of Control

Christians in Tanzania Call for an End to Religious Violence

ICC Note: Christian leaders in Tanzania have challenged the government to confront and end religious violence in Tanzania. After a fall that saw several churches burned down by Islamic extremists, Christians living in Tanzania are hoping the government will be able to provide them with a safe environment in which to worship freely.   12/30/2012 […]

Christians Attacked by Boko Haram in Nigeria

ICC Note: Christians living in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri have been attacked by suspected Boko Haram militants last Friday morning. According to reports, 15 Christian had their throats slit by the militants while they were attacked in their own homes. This is the second attack by Boko Haram on Christians this Christmas season. On […]

Fifteen Christians Have Throats Slit by Boko Haram Extremists in Northern Nigeria

12/30/2012 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least fifteen Christians were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria. The militants snuck into Musari, a neighborhood located on the outskirts of Maiduguri, early on Friday morning and slit the throats of fifteen Christians in their own […]

Israeli government minister fires back at British criticism

An Israeli government minister responded to British condemnation of Israel’s planned construction in eastern Jerusalem and its accreditation of Ariel University Center.

Israel celebrates education gains, but challenges remain

Israeli students have scored dramatic improvements on international tests in the last five years, but the country’s education system still suffers from major inequities.

Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize winner in medicine, dies at 103

Rita Levi Montalcini, an Italian biologist who defied World War II fascist anti-Semitism and went on to win a Nobel Prize in medicine, died at the age of 103.

In southern France, Jews paying a price for the government’s effort to curb extremism

A French province’s decision to deny funding to eight Jewish organizations is seen as collateral damage in the secular republic’s fight against radical Islam.

Polish store employees indicted for anti-Semitic merchandise

An indictment was filed against a store in Poland for selling anti-Semitic accessories for soccer fans.

Arrest made in attack on Jewish man outside Paris synagogue

Police in Paris reportedly arrested a man on suspicion that he participated in attacking a Jewish man outside a synagogue.

Brahimi: Syrian War is Worsening by the Day

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says he has a peace plan that could be supported by world powers.

Video: Arab MK Stirs Up Rage at Bar Ilan University

MK Ahmed Tibi (Raam Taal) accused students of killing Arab children, had to be escorted to safety.

Clinton Hospitalized Due to Blood Clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover a blood clot during a follow-up exam.

Atias: Likud is Hypocritical when Attacking Peres

Housing Minister Ariel Atias (Shas) criticizes the Likud for speaking out against comments made by President Peres regarding peace.

Obama Touts Hagel as ‘Patriot’, ‘Doing Extraordinary Work’

President Obama defended former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s record on Sunday, rebuffing attacks on the potential nominee for defense secretary.

Last Minute Fiscal Cliff Talks Stall

Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell warns that solution to avoid “fiscal cliff” is still far from being reached.

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