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Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment - Religion News Service

Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment - Religion News Service | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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Ross Murray, who runs the religion program at the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD, criticized the statement for being inconsistent.
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French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach jailed for 20 years | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Fabienne Kabou had blamed the killing on “witchcraft”.
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Missouri governor vetoes bill to abolish concealed weapon permits

Missouri governor vetoes bill to abolish concealed weapon permits | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The Republican-led bill passed the Missouri House and Senate this spring with enough votes to override the veto when lawmakers convene in September. In a news release accompanying his veto message, Nixon, a Democrat, said he has supported prior legislation to expand concealed carry laws during his seven
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Economic espionage a 'tremendous problem': U.S. attorney general

Economic espionage a 'tremendous problem': U.S. attorney general | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday fighting economic espionage was a priority for the Department of Justice. Interviewed by Reuters in Phoenix, she said: "When it comes to economic espionage, this is in fact a tremendous problem because ... be they individuals
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Facebook's political influence under a microscope

Facebook's political influence under a microscope | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. According to research scheduled to be published in August in the Journal of Communication, when
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California gets go-ahead to vote on legalization of marijuana Video

California gets go-ahead to vote on legalization of marijuana Video | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The proposed so-called "Adult Use of Marijuana Act," which is supported by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom among others, would allow people aged 21 and older to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana for private recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six marijuana
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Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse

Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can cause crippling birth defects and other serious neurological disorders. In the meantime, health officials have warned couples to refrain from unprotected sex for six months after a
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Air strikes 'killed at least 150' jihadists fleeing Iraq's Fallujah

Air strikes 'killed at least 150' jihadists fleeing Iraq's Fallujah | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Iraqi commanders said Thursday that Islamic State group fighters fleeing their once emblematic bastion of Fallujah had taken a heavy toll from strikes by both Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft. "Our heroes in the military aviation destroyed more than 200 vehicles," Yahya Rasool, the spokesman
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When asked to explain partisanship, Americans point to fear

"I’m called a racist because I’m a Republican, but they don’t even know that I have a second generation Mexican-American daughter," says Ms. Ayala, a Republican from California whose husband is Mexican. "I definitely identify more with like-minded people in my daily life. The trend is
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New York's potter's field

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On an island off the coast of The Bronx in Long Island Sound, unmarked stones rest atop mass graves showing where one plot ends and another begins. This is New York’s potter’s field, one of the largest cemeteries in the United States where the unclaimed dead, the unknown and the very poor have been laid to rest for more than a century. Accessible only by boat, about 1 million people have been interred on Hart Island.
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US military failed Americans in Benghazi, says House - BBC News

US military failed Americans in Benghazi, says House - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A new report from Republicans in the House of Representatives finds that the US military failed to protect the four Americans who died in Benghazi.
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Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns - BBC News

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The death toll in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport rises to 41, including 13 foreign nationals, as Turkey observes a national day of mourning.
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Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site

Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two days of clashes with Palestinians at the site.
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Source: DNA proves Colorado inmate not Prince's son

Source: DNA proves Colorado inmate not Prince's son | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A federal prisoner in Colorado has no legal claim to Prince's estate because he is not the deceased music legend's son, according to a source with knowledge of the genetic test.
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Supreme Court to hear genetic-testing kit patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh in on whether genetic-testing kits made by biotechnology company Life Technologies Corp infringed upon patents held by Promega Corp. The court will review a December 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that tossed out some
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U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Miami predatory lending lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Miami predatory lending lawsuit | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. The justices will hear appeals filed by Bank of
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Manson ex-follower should be denied parole -prosecutor

Los Angeles' top prosecutor on Tuesday urged California Governor Jerry Brown to keep former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten behind bars, despite the recommendation of a parole board that she be released. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a five-page letter to the
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Maryland ex-teacher aide indicted on 270 child sex charges

A former Maryland teaching assistant has been indicted on 270 child sex charges that include filming videos of students at an elementary school, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. The suspect, Deonte Carraway, 22, of Glenarden, Maryland, was charged by a grand jury in the Washington suburb of Prince
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Oscars organizers invite new members in diversity push

Oscars organizers invite new members in diversity push | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Organizers of the Oscars, facing an outcry over the lack of diversity on its voting board for the film awards, said on Wednesday it has invited nearly 700 new members with a focus on female and minority talent. Actors Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Eva Mendes and this year'
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Vietnam court sentences Australian woman, 73, to death on heroin charges

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a 73-year-old Vietnam-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap, several state-run media outlets reported on Thursday. The Ho Chi Minh City People's Court found Nguyen Thi Huong guilty on Wednesday of possessing 36 bars
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British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British American Tobacco (BAT), the world's second biggest cigarette company, vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco
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U.S. downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report

The United States on Thursday placed Myanmar on its list of worst human trafficking offenders for failing to do more to curb widespread abuses, and upgraded Thailand from the lowest grade for what was deemed to be an improved record. The State Department also demoted Uzbekistan to the bottom tier in
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Law Enforcement in Mexico Subjecting Women to Sexual Torture, Says Amnesty International

Law Enforcement in Mexico Subjecting Women to Sexual Torture, Says Amnesty International | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Police and military officials sexually torment women to force confessions.
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El Chapo: Mexico judge halts extradition to US - BBC News

El Chapo: Mexico judge halts extradition to US - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A judge in Mexico temporarily halts the extradition of the country's most notorious drugs lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to the US.
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Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.
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Report: China is still harvesting organs from prisoners

Report: China is still harvesting organs from prisoners | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs.
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