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DJ Rashad Cause of Death: Autopsy Due Sunday After Rashad Harden’s Death, Drugs Suspected

DJ Rashad has died, according to reports on Saturday, after being found unresponsive on the Chicago West Side at about 1.30 p.m. local time. The cause of death is a suspected drug overdose, although an autopsy report will be used to confirm the precise cause.

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3 Live Stream Free, AMC TV Start Time: Watch New Episode ‘Field Trip’ Online (Preview Video)

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3 will air on AMC on Sunday night, with fans really getting into the new season of the hit show now following a dramatic opening two episodes.

Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Live Stream Free: Watch Game 5 NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Online (Start Time)

The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers will fight it out on the ice in Game 5 of the NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round on Sunday lunchtime. With the series locked at 2-2, both teams will be desperate to win today and move to within touching distance of the next round.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4 Live Stream Free: Watch Online ‘Oathkeeper’ (HBO Go, TV Start Time, Preview Video)

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4 will air on Sunday night, with the latest season really heating up following three opening episodes that have not failed to shock and stun fans. This season has allowed HBO’s Game of Thrones to emerge as the most watched series on TV, and no doubt millions will be […]

The Truth That Sets Us Free

God desires the best for each of His children, but sometimes we become trapped in habits, thoughts, and negative emotions that interfere with His plans for us. However, Jesus offers us a way out. If we’ll continue in His Word, we’ll know the truth that sets us free from whatever is holding us in bondage.

Court Stays Recognition of 3 Same-Sex Marriages in Tennessee

An appeals court has stayed recognition of three same-sex marriages in Tennessee about a month after a federal judge had asked the state to recognize their out-of-state weddings pending a final decision on the constitutionality of the state’s ban.

16 Days Left to Raise $700K to Make Film About Gosnell, ‘One of America’s Most-Prolific Serial Killers’

With only 16 days left to raise over $700,000 to make a movie about Kermit Gosnell and his West Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion clinic, filmmakers say every $1 donated counts as a vote for truth to tell the story that was largely ignored by the mainstream media.

Over 70,000 Attend Easter Services at North Point Ministries; 30,000 Watch Online

Over 70,000 people attended an Easter service at one of North Point Ministries’ eight church locations in the Atlanta area, with an additional 32,000 watching a service online from April 19 to 20. These results, unprecedented for North Point, were largely driven by their “Easter With Us” campaign, a coordinated effort involving each of the […]

China to Have World’s Largest Christian Population by 2025, Religion Expert Says

Although China is officially an atheist country, its Protestant population is likely to swell to 160 million by 2025, according to a religion expert, who says not many are prepared for “this dramatic change.”

Catholic Bishops Draft Open Letter to Address of Global Christian Persecution

ICC Note: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has raised concerns about “serious challenges” at home and abroad in an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Reflecting on a six year high of religious hostilities worldwide, the Conference raises several major concerns of international religious freedom rights groups and faith-based organizations. In a […]

Boko Haram Responsible for 2,596 Deaths in Three Months

ICC Note: In April alone, Boko Haram has slaughtered dozens of innocents in attacks launched on north Nigerian villages, killed 71 and injured more than 130 in a bus bombing targeting Easter worshippers, and abducted 243 girls from a secondary school located in a predominantly Christian community. With more than 2,596 Nigerian deaths directly attributable […]

Anti-Semitic attacks almost a ‘daily phenomenon,’ global survey finds

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Acts of anti-Semitism are “growing in their intensity and cruelty,” according to an annual global anti-Semitism survey. There were 554 reported violent anti-Semitic acts worldwide in 2013 — a 19 percent drop from 2012, which had an “exceptionally sharp rise” in incidents, the report said. The 2013 figure was near the annual […]

‘Armed presence’ part of Kansas City JCC security upgrade in wake of attack

(JTA) — An “armed presence” during most of the center’s operating hours is among the security upgrades at the JCC of Greater Kansas City in the wake of deadly shootings there. Some of the security upgrades are already in place, and others will be phased in over the coming weeks, the Kansas City Star reported […]

Yad Vashem rite launches Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration in Israel

Some of the six Holocaust survivors representing the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazis lighting torches in the victims’ memories at a Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, April 27, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is “the only possible memorial standing” for the victims of the Holocaust, Israeli President Shimon […]

Killer of Baltimore Jewish girl rejected in bid for new trial

(JTA) — The convicted murderer of an 11-year-old Jewish girl in 1969 will not receive a new trial, a Baltimore judge ruled. Circuit Judge Edward Hargadon in his ruling last week on the appeal by Wayne Stephen Young said jurors who found Young guilty of killing Esther Lebowitz in 1972 were adequately advised of how […]

Israel’s Cabinet approves more Holocaust survivor benefits

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Cabinet approved at plan for an annual increase of $290 million in benefits for the country’s Holocaust survivors. The approval on Sunday came on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah. The Knesset must approve the plan when the parliament returns from its spring recess on May 12. […]

Probe of alleged Donald Sterling slurs will move quickly, NBA chief Adam Silver says

(JTA) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, are “truly offensive and disturbing.” Silver, who also is Jewish, said in a statement Sunday that the league will move “extraordinarily quickly” in its investigation and that Sterling has agreed not to attend his team’s […]

Argentina FM’s visit to Israel seen as launching ‘new era’ of ties

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A visit to Israel by Argentina’s foreign minister and the signing of several agreements is being called a ‘new era’ in ties between the two countries. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who is Jewish, is scheduled to meet in Israel with President Shimon Peres, his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman and Justice […]

Immigration detainee sues Alabama prison for kosher food

(JTA) — A Venezuelan Jewish man being held in an Alabama prison filed a federal lawsuit demanding that he be served kosher food. Rafael Alberto Lloveras Linares, a federal immigration detainee, claims in his lawsuit that he is not being served kosher meals as required by federal law, according to the online edition of the […]

Two post-Holocaust popes proclaimed saints by Catholic Church

ROME (JTA) – Two post-Holocaust popes who revolutionized relations between Catholics and Jews were proclaimed saints of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis canonized popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday at an unprecedented ceremony in St. Peter’s Square attended by huge crowds of faithful and watched live around the world. It was […]

Abbas: Palestinians will never recognize Israel as Jewish state

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinians will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. Abbas told the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Central Council at a meeting Saturday that the PLO recognized Israel as a state in 1993 and should not have to accept its religious identity, the French news agency AFP […]

Baptism in ruins of Arab village ends in ‘racist’ altercation

Ceremony held in ruins of al-Bassa was disturbed by several residents of Shlomi, the Jewish town that was built on what used to be its land.

Relatives blast Foreign Ministry over Israeli-Palestinian found dead in Kiev

Family alleges that Rafaa Tzartzur had been shunned by Israeli Consulate in Ukraine, despite possessing valid Israeli residency status.

Teaching our kids about the Holocaust

Experts talk of starting ‘safely,’ of ‘laying the groundwork,’ but how, and how young?

Observers held by pro-Russians in Ukraine speak under armed guard

Observers held by pro-Russians in Ukraine speak under armed guard.

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