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February 27, 2010

Stifling Campus Speech

Nearly 60 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities have a speech policy, which seriously restricts students’ First Amendment rights to free speech and free expression, according to a new report. Of the 57 colleges and universities in the state, 16 received a yellow light, indicating that they have “some policies that could ban or excessively regulate protected speech.? More than twice that number—34—earned a red light rating, indicating “at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech? by “unambiguously [infringing] on what is or should be protected expression.?

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February 26, 2010

Help Haiti: Live… All Because of Yanci (BENEFIT CONCERT THIS SATURDAY)

Christian musician Shaun Groves has planned—in partnership with Compassion International—a benefit concert for Haitian earthquake victims, to be held Saturday in Nashville. Performers include Alison Kraus, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, and more. We asked Groves to write a brief article about his motivation behind the event, which will be broadcast live online at 7:30 p.m. Central on Saturday.

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February 24, 2010

Oregon Clinics to Offer Chemically Induced Abortions

Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon plans to offer chemically-induced abortions at its clinics in Eugene and Ashland beginning next month.

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February 24, 2010

Army, Air Force Warn Against Quick Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Top Army and Air Force officers said Tuesday they would be reluctant to overturn a 17-year policy that prohibits gays from serving openly in the military without more time to ascertain it won't hurt the services.

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February 24, 2010

Fifteen Years With No Global Warming Doesn’t Mean There’s No Global Warming, Says EPA Chief

Fifteen years with no statistically significant increase in global temperatures does not mean that the human race is not causing the climate to change, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday.

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February 24, 2010

The Future of the Internet: How it Enhances Learning

A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered. It is the fourth in a series of Internet expert studies conducted by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University and the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In this report, we cover experts' thoughts on the following issues: * Will Google make us stupid? * Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge? (plus other questions...)

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February 23, 2010

Bill to Give Married Couples Advantage in Adoption

Nearly one-third of the foster children adopted in Arizona are adopted by an unmarried person. But a bill now in the state Legislature wants to make sure children have every chance of growing up with a married mom and dad.

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February 23, 2010

New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data, Critics Charge

The scientist who has been put in charge of the Commerce Department's new climate change office is coming under attack from both sides of the global warming debate over his handling of what they say is contradictory scientific data related to the subject.

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February 23, 2010

EPA Lays out Timetable for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson laid out the timetable for regulating greenhouse gas emissions Monday, writing in a letter to lawmakers that she plans to start targeting large facilities such as power plants next year but won't target small emitters before 2016.

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February 23, 2010

Lieberman Readies Bill to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask’

Efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy won the backing of Sen. Joe Lieberman on Monday when the high-profile moderate announced he will introduce legislation to repeal the law banning openly gay military members.

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February 23, 2010

Lawmakers Endorse West Virginia Marriage Amendment

A marriage-protection amendment was introduced in the West Virginia Senate today. Senate Joint Resolution 14 would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman in the state's constitution.

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February 23, 2010

D.C. Voters May Not Have Final Say on Marriage

A Washington, D.C., judge denied another request, on Friday, to allow voters to have a say in whether the District will recognize gay marriages.

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February 23, 2010

Lawmakers Consider Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The top military brass will be questioned this week about the law that prevents homosexuals from serving openly as Congress considers the 2011 military budget.

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February 23, 2010

President Releases His Version of Health Care Reform

The president's health care plan includes federal funding of abortion. There may be some good news, however. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told Roll Call that President Barack Obama will keep...

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February 23, 2010

VA Episcopalians Backpedal on Gay Unions

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has backed away from recognizing same-sex unions, instead voting over the weekend to form a panel of laity and clergy that will set standards for church-sanctioned blessings of such unions should they be approved by the entire 2-million-member Episcopal Church.

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February 23, 2010

Study on Religion Finds Young Adults Less Affiliated but not Less Believing

Is faith losing its grip on the young? That would be one way to read a new report by the respected Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which found that more than one-quarter of Americans age 18 to 29 have no religious preference or affiliation, and fewer than one in five attend services regularly. That makes them easily the least religious generation among Americans alive today, perhaps the least religious ever. Or does it?

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February 23, 2010

The Multi-Billion Dollar Global Warming Fraud

As the massive global warming fraud implodes, the one aspect of it that has not been explored in depth is the equally massive waste of billions of dollars spent by the United States and nations around the world, we were told, to avoid global warming.

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February 23, 2010

Rep. Pence: Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Fund Planned Parenthood

In a speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) earned a standing ovation when he said the United States has a moral obligation to the unborn, and that the time has come to stop funding Planned Parenthood with money from pro-life American taxpayers.

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