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Louisiana Gets it RIGHT: Louisiana Upholds Anti-Sodomy Law
Time - April 16, 2014

Louisiana voted in favor of preserving an "unconstitutional" [but righteous] anti-sodomy law, saying it protects minors from assault and upholds morality [and does not condone sin.]  ...[view article]

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Rebellion on a Nevada Cattle Ranch Could Be Just the Start
Time - April 16, 2014

The Feds may have made a gross miscalculation by allowing a rancher and his followers to win an armed standoff over government authority, but many believe that God intervened. ...[view article]

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Armored Vehicles Flying Russian Flags Appear in Eastern Ukraine
Time - April 16, 2014

Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags...[view article]

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Operation Desert Tortoise: It's not over
Daily Jot - April 16, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told KRNV News 4 that the showdown between a Nevada rancher and the federal government is "not over." He said, "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over." WorldNetDaily reports that former Sheriff Richard Mack, executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his government sources claim that the weekend retreat...[view article]

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Saudi intelligence chief Bandar bin Sultan removed
BBC - April 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report....[view article]

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Rise of Fake Pot
- April 16, 2014

Sold openly in stores, popular with kids and unpredictably dangerous, synthetic pot is just around the corner...[view article]

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Ukraine says Donetsk 'anti-terror operation' under way
BBC - April 15, 2014

The acting President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, has announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists....[view article]

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Jordan’s Ambassador to Libya Abducted in Tripoli Attack
Guardian - April 15, 2014

Libyan authorities confirm Fawaz Aitan has been kidnapped in attack that left his driver wounded...[view article]

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Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"
NBC News - April 15, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."...[view article]

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On Tax Day, RNC Sues The IRS
Breitbart - April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, the Republican National Committee announced it is suing the IRS for stonewalling Freedom of Information Act request for documents about the tax agency's politicized scrutiny of conservative and Tea Party groups....[view article]

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China denies church ‘demolition campaign’ but says Christianity’s growth ‘excessive’
Telegraph - April 11, 2014

Communist Party in Zhejiang rejects claims of campaign against Protestant churches but one official describes Christianity's growth as ‘excessive'...[view article]

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Twin car bombs in Syria's Homs kill at least 21 people
Reuters - April 10, 2014

At least 21 people including women and children were killed by twin car bombs in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state media said....[view article]

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House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn't
- April 10, 2014

Congress is calling for jail time regarding Lois Lerner....[view article]

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Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
POLITICO.com - April 10, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was "treated" by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of "ugly and divisive" civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama...[view article]

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert
Voice of the Martyrs - April 10, 2014

The Persecution & Prayer Alert The Voice of the Martyrs Canada www.persecution.net Thursday, April 10, 2014 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV RECENT PRISONER UPDATES CHINA:...[view article]

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Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’
ABC News - April 10, 2014

Mr. Holder's words are indeed divisive. Please watch the video from ABC News and pray for Mr. Holder....[view article]

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OSC targets Hatch Act violations at IRS, improper hiring at CBP
Federal News Radio - April 10, 2014

A customer service representative at the IRS who repeatedly greeted taxpayers calling a help-line with a chant urging President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012 could now be facing significant disciplinary action, according to the Office of Special Counsel....[view article]

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‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch
CBSNews.com - April 10, 2014

Militia groups are rallying behind a rancher whose cattle are being seized by the federal government....[view article]

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Most Honorable Congressman Darrell Issa Accuses Cummings of Colluding with the IRS
National Review Online - April 10, 2014

The war between Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and the committee's ranking member, Elijah Cummings, rages on. Issa on Wednesday accused the Maryland Democrat of colluding with the Internal Revenue Service in its targeting of the conservative nonprofit group True the Vote, whose founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, said she received multiple letters from Cummings in 2012 and personal visits from the IRS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Explosives. Engelbrecht's True the Vote is one of the many conservative groups...[view article]

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Two New Studies Raise Red Flags on Obamacare
Fiscal Times - April 10, 2014

Barack Obama wasted little time last week declaring victory as the deadline for enrollment in Affordable Care Act exchanges expired - well, more or less, anyway....[view article]

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APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'
- April 9, 2014

Mars, Earth, and the Sun all aligned last night, a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days....[view article]

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Tennessee Wants to Ban the U.N. From Monitoring Its Elections
National Journal - April 9, 2014

When you think of the type of countries the United Nations might want to keep an eye on, you probably think of, say, Libya, whose citizens voted for the first time in over 40 years in 2012. Who does the UN think it is?...[view article]

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Colorado tumbleweeds overrun drought areas
AP - Associated Press - April 9, 2014

Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school....[view article]

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House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept
- April 9, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy....[view article]

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Pro-lifers demand Massachusetts start inspecting abortion clinics
OneNewsNow.com - April 9, 2014

A recent medical emergency has prompted the call for abortion clinic inspections in Massachusetts. Operation Rescue has received information concerning an abortion and medical emergency that led to six police and fire department units dispatched to Planned Parenthood in Boston....[view article]

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Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
Fox News - April 8, 2014

FBI officials say they've arrested a Moroccan national in Connecticut in an alleged plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices into a school and a federal building....[view article]

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Drought now affecting two thirds of Texas
CHRON.com - April 8, 2014

The Lone Star State can't seem to stay out of the heat. In a new drought report by the Texas Water Development Board, the state saw worsening conditions that now affect two thirds of Texas....[view article]

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House wants Lois Lerner charged as criminal
POLITICO.com - April 8, 2014

The committee will mark up a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday accusing Lerner of committing three crimes relating to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, a Republican staffer said....[view article]

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CBS: WH 'Roughed Up By Its Own Pay Equity Rhetoric'
Weekly Standard - April 8, 2014

"The White House is getting, as you indicated Norah, roughed up by its own pay equity rhetoric," reported Major Garrett. "In an analysis of White House salaries, which nobody here disputes, shows that the median income of female staffers is 88 percent of that of male staffers."...[view article]

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West Africa Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging' ever: WHO
AFP - April 8, 2014

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111....[view article]

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More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline
Wall Street Journal - April 8, 2014

After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found....[view article]

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Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’ [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller - April 8, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday....[view article]

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IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS
The Daily Caller - April 7, 2014

IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency's political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa....[view article]

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How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion?
- April 7, 2014

Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use. But for those with ears to hear, it can encourage your faith....[view article]

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Pakistan: Christian Couple Sentenced to Death over Alleged Text Message Insulting False Prophet Mohammed
The Blaze - April 7, 2014

A Christian couple has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being accused of sending a text message to a local "Moslem" leader insulting the false prophet Mohammed, their lawyer and prosecutors say....[view article]

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China Atheist Government Wants Church to Remove Cross - Church Says NO!
China Aid - April 7, 2014

A Three-Self Patriotic Movement church in China’s coastal Zhejiang province is facing demolition after refusing to remove the cross that tops the building. The little Chinese government atheists are fearful of the church in China....[view article]

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High court declines appeal involving Christian photographers in New Mexico
OneNewsNow.com - April 7, 2014

The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies....[view article]

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Woman’s death during abortion draws attention
OneNewsNow.com - April 7, 2014

Woman dies while having her baby murdered....[view article]

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Planned Parenthood continues attempts to dodge TX pro-life laws
OneNewsNow.com - April 7, 2014

Planned Parenthood is sending a confusing message in its latest lawsuit against the new and comprehensive pro-life law passed by Texas legislature. That's after Texas received a positive ruling from an appeals court....[view article]

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George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S.
- April 3, 2014

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there....[view article]

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NASA Breaks Most Contact With Russia
The New York Times - April 3, 2014

NASA said Wednesday that it was suspending most contacts with Russian space agency officials, underscoring just how rapidly the Russian-American relationship is deteriorating in the wake of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and hinting at further ramifications that will go beyond previous rifts....[view article]

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Total lunar eclipse: ‘Blood moons’ to begin April 15
Science Recorder - April 3, 2014

Avid skygazers will want to mark their calendars for the upcoming total lunar eclipse that will occur in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, according to astronomers. Amateur astronomers will have to stay up late or get up very early to see this first of four “blood moons” anticipated to occur over the next year and a half......[view article]

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Some States Seek To Bless Prayer In Public Schools
NPR.org - April 3, 2014

Religious groups have been testing the limits on prayer in public school for decades. Now they think they've come up with a new strategy that will allow students to pray wherever and whenever they want....[view article]

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert
Voice of the Martyrs - April 3, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014 "Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they have prescribed to rob the needy of justice, and to take what is right from the poor of My people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless. What will you do in the day of punishment...?" ~ Isaiah 10:1-3 NKJV ...[view article]

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Lebanon marks 'devastating' milestone with millionth refugee
Reuters - April 3, 2014

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million on Thursday, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria's civil war and the huge burden placed on its poorly prepared neighbors....[view article]

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Israelis fear Obama has made America weak, says Jerusalem Post editor
OneNewsNow.com - April 3, 2014

Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine illustrates why many Israelis believe that the United States has abandoned its responsibility as the world's superpower, says an Israeli author and national security expert...[view article]

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The Navy’s Plan to Beam Down Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels
Earth Techling - April 3, 2014

For decades, the Pentagon has been the world’s largest oil consumer, and as global petroleum prices continue to rise, the military has been searching for feasible energy alternatives. Now they’re looking in space....[view article]

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National Snow and Ice Data Center findings
- April 3, 2014

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on the satellite record, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said....[view article]

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Ebola outbreak spreads panic in West Africa
USA TODAY - April 3, 2014

The rising death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has sparked fear across the region with at least 80 already having died from the nearly always fatal virus....[view article]

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Krauthammer’s Take: 7.1 Million Enrollees a ‘Phony Number’
National Review Online - April 2, 2014

Obama announced today that 7.1 million Americans have enrolled on health-insurance plans through Obamacare, a number that is “wonderfully precise,” according to Charles Krauthammer. “These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it’s to a decimal point.”...[view article]

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Worst Ebola Outbreak in Seven Years Kills 83 in Guinea
Bloomberg - April 2, 2014

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in seven years climbed to 83 in Guinea as the aid organization Doctors Without Borders said the disease’s geographical spread marks the flare-up as unprecedented....[view article]

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NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis
Reuters - April 2, 2014

NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defenses and reassure nervous Eastern European countries....[view article]

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Middle East peace talks face new challenge after Abbas's defiant move
Reuters - April 2, 2014

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions that could give Palestinians greater leverage against Israel left the United States struggling on Wednesday to put peace talks back on track....[view article]

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No, Mr. President - You did NOT win!
- April 2, 2014

No, Mr. President. No way, Mr. President. We do not accept, we do not acquiesce in, this deplorable piece of legislation. The debate is not over. The debate will continue. It must continue....[view article]

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US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules
- April 1, 2014

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough abortion restrictions that have forced the closure of about 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don't jeopardize women's health....[view article]

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CIA officer confirmed no protests before misleading Benghazi account given
Washington Times - April 1, 2014

Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA's station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show....[view article]

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Corruption Costs Dems Their Supermajority in Calif.
Real Clear Politics - April 1, 2014

Two years ago, California Democrats celebrated victory in a decades-long struggle to win a supermajority in the Legislature, where a two-thirds majority is required for any tax increase. It was the latest chapter in a long descent into inconsequence by California Republicans, who hold no statewide offices and party registration of only 29.3 percent of the voters....[view article]

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Western Media Ignores Slaughter of Coptic Woman by Muslim Brotherhood, says Coptic Solidarity
Christian Newswire - April 1, 2014

Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the latest attack on Egypt's Copts by the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies -- and calls on the U.S. government to do likewise....[view article]

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Saharan red dust deposited on cars across the UK
The Independant - April 1, 2014

Motorists across the country woke up to a little piece of Africa on Monday morning, when they found their cars coated with a thin layer of Saharan dust....[view article]

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NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper
Guardian - April 1, 2014

US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans' communications....[view article]

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Administration has 'cooked the books' on ObamaCare numbers
Fox News - April 1, 2014

A Republican senator said on Sunday that the lack of details about ObamaCare enrollment numbers suggests the Obama administration has “cooked the books.”...[view article]

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Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern
Examiner.com - April 1, 2014

When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds."...[view article]

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