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Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration officials dropped Malaysia and Cuba from the report’s blacklist. The annual Trafficking in Persons report (TIP),  published by the U.S. State Department, ranks the performance of 188 countries in fighting human trafficking. Malaysia and Cuba both […]

Backpage sues sheriff over lost credit card payments for sex ads

The embroiled website Backpage has won a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, preventing the anti-sex trafficking crusader from “lobbying the credit card companies to block their cards from being used on backpage.com.”  The company’s lawsuit comes less than a month after Dart sent a letter to the CEOs of MasterCard and […]

Pixels displays more comedy 0’s than 1’s

Campy comedy classics enjoy box office success and sometimes critical acclaim thanks to memorably offbeat humor. Although Pixels may not rank with the likes of Airplane! and Spaceballs , its surprising assortment of hilarious one-liners burnish an otherwise lackluster film. Pixels starts in 1982, when three teen friends—Sam, Will, and Ludlow—dominate the arcade scene, winning […]

Rio’s bacteria-laden water threatens Olympic swimmers, sailors

An investigation into Rio de Janeiro waterways found high levels of viruses and bacteria that could endanger athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic Games. In the first independent testing of Olympic sites, The Associated Press (AP) concluded not a single venue is fit for swimming or boating. Tests at one location, the Rodrigo de […]

More evidence of dollars for dead babies

Planned Parenthood finds denials of tissue sales harder to make after latest video release

Midday Roundup: Boeing 777 wing fragment found on remote island

Mystery solved? A beach-cleaning crew on a remote island in the Indian Ocean found part of an aircraft wing that experts say could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Australian officials called the find a “very significant development” in the almost 18-month search for the aircraft, which vanished over the Indian Ocean last […]

Abortion lawyers OK fetal tissue sales

In latest undercover video, Planned Parenthood executive says the organization’s lawyers have figured out a way to make the practice legal

Debates vs. debates

WARWICK, England—When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard. Begun in 1823, The Union in modern times has hosted debates that have included such luminaries as Ronald Reagan and the Dalai Lama. The Oxford Union debates produce useful information. The same […]

Underwater lab prepares NASA for deep space missions

It isn’t easy for researchers to find places on Earth similar to the extreme and hostile environment of outer space, but the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean comes close. On July 20, an international crew of four aquanauts descended 62 feet below the ocean’s surface for a 14-day mission aboard the Aquarius, the world’s only […]

Jamestown graves a glimpse into early America

Archeologists believe one grave contains the remains of the colony’s first pastor

What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue

Full House actress: Let’s stop attacking each other with Bible verses. Editor’s Note: It can be challenging for Christians to balance conviction and grace when they face online criticism over their faith. It doesn’t get any easier when you’re an actress with a national following. Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up and back in […]

Tullian Tchividjian Resigns after Admitting ‘Inappropriate Relationship’

(UPDATED): Billy Graham’s grandson says hiding from public eye would “undermine the very message that I claim to believe.” Update (July 30): Less than six weeks after resigning as the senior pastor of a prominent Orlando-based church because of an affair, Tullian Tchividjian says he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye. “One […]

Summer Reflections From a Business Professor

One of the best compensations a college professor receives is the summer holiday. No lectures to prepare, no papers or tests to grade, and no faculty committee meetings to endure.

Planned Parenthood Admits to Murder: ‘It’s a Baby’

In the latest investigative video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) bluntly admits, “It’s a baby.”

Dangerous Dealings With Iran

The Iran Nuclear Deal is a prime example of negotiating with an enemy. They’ve called America the “Great Satan” for the last 36 years.

Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for “doing God’s work.”

Homeless in America: Lack of Jobs and Low Incomes Are Forcing American Families Into Poverty

As the sun sets in New York, Manhattan’s 23 million population drops to around 7 million as people head back home from work. For the city’s homeless, however, it’s a rush to find a shelter or safe home that can take them in for the night.

MH370 Search: Debris Identified as Boeing 777 Wing Flap, Wreckage Sent to French Laboratory for Analysis

The MH370 search has been reignited ever since locals on Reunion, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, found debris from a downed Boeing 777 airplane earlier this week. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, and now French officials may be able to determine more about what happened during the jet’s disappearance.

Pastor and Wife Who Lost Two Sons in Car Crash Share How Faith Has Helped Them Grieve

A North Carolina worship leader and his wife, who lost their two baby sons in May after a box truck rear-ended their minivan, have opened up about their struggles during the grieving process and share how they’ve sustained their faith in God throughout the pain and sorrow.

Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, A-List Celebs Join Faith Leaders Against Amnesty International’s Push to Legalize Prostitution

A-list Hollywood celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, and Meryl Streep have joined 400 prominent figures, including a number of faith leaders, who’ve signed a letter rejecting a proposal by Amnesty International to advocate for the legalization of prostitution.

‘Bringing Up Bates’ Family Offfers Fans the Chance to ‘Be 20th Bates for a Day’ in New Sweepstakes

Gil and Kelly Jo Bates became reality television stars after they showcased their 19 children on the UPtv show “Bringing Up Bates.” Now they want to give one fan the chance to join their family in a new competition.

New Film ‘Hope Bridge’ Highlights How ‘Suicide Runs in Families,’ Says Actress Sam Sorbo

Sam Sorbo, a model, actress, radio host and the wife of “God’s Not Dead’s” Kevin Sorbo stars in the new film “Hope Bridge,” which deals with the topic of suicide and how it affects the family members of a person who takes their own life.

Central African Republic – A Forgotten Crisis

ICC Note:  A year after a cease-fire was signed between the two warring parties in the Central African Republic, violence continues to persist, making daily life for some Christians fearful and uncertain.  Through the course of the conflict, which remains largely politically motivated, both Muslims and Christian non-combatants have been scapegoated and targeted because of […]

Sermonizing With Al Shabab: The Terrorist Group’s New Tactic

ICC Note:  In an attempt to radicalize moderates and continue the fight against “infidels” in Kenya, radical Islamic terror group al-Shabaab has taken over predominantly Muslim villages in the country’s northeast for hours at a time to preach to and recruit new members.  While not attacking anyone during these “invasions”, al-Shabaab seeks to display the […]

CRISIS: 6 Die In 2 Fulani/Farmers’ Clashes

ICC Note:  Within the last week, six Nigerians have been murdered in two separate Fulani herdsmen attacks, according to reports.  The first clash left three people dead, as the herdsmen fought with vigilantes in Lambata Market over the weekend.  The second attack took place in Lawo Village, this time between the herdsmen and farmers, killing […]

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