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Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide - Religion News Service

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide - Religion News Service | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
(RNS) The reopening of what church officials say is the largest Armenian place of worship in southeastern Turkey is part of a re-evaluation by Kurdish Muslims of the active role their ancestors played in the killings of minorities including...
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Beauty’s first language

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Presbyterian pastor B.J. Woodworth understands how terrifying silence can be.


Twenty years ago, a campus minister asked him to go away with him to a monastery for 24 hours.


“I remember how freaked out I was,” he said. “Are you kidding me? You want me to be alone. Still. Quiet. For 24 hours?”


Facing his fear, Woodworth began to pay attention to what was really going on inside. He began recognizing he’d been listening to a lot of voices rather than one.

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Pope Francis' Address to the Curia - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

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Pope Francis' Address to the Curia National Catholic Reporter (blog) The speech illustrates again how differently Pope Francis conceives of his role as pope and how differently he grasps the problems facing the Church from the way his two immediate...
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Nuns report * Taliban attack * Happy Hanukkah : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Nuns report * Taliban attack * Happy Hanukkah : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
The Vatican releases its report on U.S. nuns. The Taliban kill more than 100 Pakistani school children. And tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.
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The Warren insurgency takes hold

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Are we watching Elizabeth Warren lead the battle for the heart and soul and future of the Democratic party? The Hardball roundtable examines the populist feeling in America and what it means for the future of both parties.
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Shout and Shoot: The American Police State - Huffington Post

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Police officers who clearly treat whites and blacks differently have been given military hardware and rules of engagement that allow them to be more aggressive and escalate the use of force faster than troops in a war zone.
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How the 1986 immigration law compares with Obama’s program

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As the federal government gears up to offer deportation relief to about 4 million unauthorized immigrants, it’s worth looking back to 1986, when a new law established what was then the biggest legalization and citizenship process in U.S.
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23 maps that explain how Democrats went from the party of racism to the party of Obama

23 maps that explain how Democrats went from the party of racism to the party of Obama | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
The Democratic Party is the longest-existing political party in the US, and arguably the world. But in its over 180 year existence, it's completed a remarkable ideological and geographic transformation.
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California police chief connects cops to the community (+video) - Christian Science Monitor

California police chief connects cops to the community (+video) - Christian Science Monitor | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
In Richmond, Calif., a police chief has employed several steps that have greatly reduced violent crime as well as the need for police to use deadly force.
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Is this the political map of the future? | WashingtonExaminer.com

Is this the political map of the future? | WashingtonExaminer.com | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
If you’re a political junkie — or at least if you’re a conservative political junkie — you’ve probably seen the map. It’s a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Republicans in red and those won by Democrats in blue.
It looks almost entirely red, except for some pinpoints of blue in major metropolitan areas and a few blue blotches here and there — in Minnesota, northern New Mexico and Arizona, western New England, along the Pacific Coast.
Of course it’s misleading.
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Mapmaker continues quest to document indigenous cultures - Navajo-Hopi Observer - Flagstaff, Arizona

Mapmaker continues quest to document indigenous cultures - Navajo-Hopi Observer - Flagstaff, Arizona | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
News and Information in Coconino County including the Navajo & Hopi Nations and Flagstaff, Arizona
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Israeli Supreme Court upholds law allowing housing discrimination against Palestinians

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Yesterday, Israel's Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel.
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Apple Just Unveiled the Smartwatch We've All Been Waiting For - Mic

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Apple Just Unveiled the Smartwatch We've All Been Waiting For
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Jared Keller's avatar image By Jared Keller 8 hours ago. SHARE · TWEET. Image Credit: Apple You can have your smartphones — as of this moment, it's all about the smartwatch.
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The missing story of the 2014 election

The missing story of the 2014 election | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
For Republicans looking for ways that the party can once again take the lead in building a nationally relevant governing agenda, the 2014 election is a prelude to a disaster. Understanding this tre...
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Pope Delivers Blistering Christmas Message To Vatican Curia

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bish...
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Jeb Bush's file | PolitiFact Florida

PolitiFact.com is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.
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Matthews: This is a revolution for Democrats

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Chris Matthews tells viewers to remember the date. “It may be the birthday for a Democratic party that's regained its reason to be,” he says.
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Stalin’s Biblical Rhetoric

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The copy of Joseph Stalin’s personal Bible shows evidence of much use. He seems to have read it seriously throughout his life, learning quotations and making extensive notes.
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What Christians Can Learn from Malcolm X

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Recently I watched interviews with the controversial slain civil rights activist and Nation of Islam cleric Malcolm X. One interview in particular stood out to me from June 1963 with Dr. Kenneth Clark:
I was struck by how powerfully he spoke.
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How body cameras could change police

Following the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, more people have clamored for police departments to adopt body cameras.
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What Now? Notes on Catholic Social Teaching, Public Policy, and the Midterm Elections – David Carroll Cochran

What Now? Notes on Catholic Social Teaching, Public Policy, and the Midterm Elections – David Carroll Cochran | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
Last week’s midterms were good for Team Red.
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The missing story of the 2014 election

The missing story of the 2014 election | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
For Republicans looking for ways that the party can once again take the lead in building a nationally relevant governing agenda, the 2014 election is a prelude to a disaster. Understanding this tre...
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STUDY: How Facebook, Other Social Networks, Mobile Devices Affect the U.S. Voter - AllFacebook

STUDY: How Facebook, Other Social Networks, Mobile Devices Affect the U.S. Voter - AllFacebook | Stories I Don't Want to Loose | Scoop.it
With Election Day in the U.S. set for Tuesday during this midterm election year, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project examined how Facebook and other social networks, as well as mobile devices, factor into how voters consume political information and follow news about the elections.
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Church writes awful letter to gay man, his response is perfect

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‘What was my crime? I loved. I was loved’ replies the gay man who was told his homosexual lifestyle was not welcome at the Presbyterian Church of America
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Senate approves enhanced U.S.-Israel cooperation bill

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that would further enhance U.S.-Israel ties. (RT @jvplive: U.S.
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