Government Shutdown Likely to Stretch Into Next Week

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington

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A different kind of news bias

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There’s a lot of talk these days about media bias, and it’s a useful conversation. To the degree we don’t root out bias from ourselves, we limit the picture we can give. Only unbiased journalism explores every question with honesty and an open mind and therefore gives the full picture of the

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Pope Tells Abusive Priests to Turn Themselves In

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Friday that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in and vowed that the Catholic Church will “never again” hide their crimes. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to Vatican bureaucrats to abuse, evidence that a year of

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Controversial. Chaotic. But not a do-nothing Congress.

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To say the 115th Congress has had a bumpy road may be an understatement, given the Trump administration’s roiling of Washington seas and a still-unfinished budget drama. But it has been one of those historically rare periods in which one party controls both the White House and both chambers of

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Stocks dive, again. Does Wall Street foresee a recession?

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Investors panic. Stocks down another 500 points. Is Wall Street trying to tell us something? Typically, a hard fall in share prices comes during or a few months before a recession. So far, US stock indexes like the Standard & Poor’s 500 are down a little over 10 percent from their record

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Why desegregation matters

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For the 13 years she went to public school in Buffalo, N.Y., Monitor staff writer Stacy Teicher Khadaroo got a different picture of her hometown. To many of the adults around her, Buffalo was one of the more segregated cities in the United States. As in many other cities, there was a “wrong

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Letter From a Chengdu Jail by Wang Yi

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On Dec. 9, Chinese authorities arrested Pastor Wang Yi and more than 100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church. As CBN News reported, Pastor Wang’s home was raided and ransacked by police.  The raid may have been triggered by a 7,300 words manifesto titled “Meditations on the

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