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May 11, 2016, 4:56 PM EDT
http://laetare.nd.edu/recipients/#info2010Nearly 30 prominent pro-life and Catholic leaders have signed a statement urging Catholic colleges and universities “to reject the culture of death and instead stand firm in defending truth and the Catholic identity of their institutions… by refusing to honor and award speaking platforms to public advocates of abortion and same-sex marriage.”
May 11, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT
A Chaldean Catholic priest who was kidnapped and tortured by Islamic militants a decade ago in Iraq said Tuesday that while the American invasion of his country in 2003 was a “big mistake,” President Obama’s decision to withdraw American troops in 2011 was “a bigger mistake.
May 9, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT
 Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and three of his medical students are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to “list medical error as the third most common cause of death in the U.S.”
May 6, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging city residents not to patronize Chick-fil-A as the Atlanta-based fast-food chain makes plans to open more than a dozen new restaurants in the NYC area within the next year or two.
May 5, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Under a new proposal by the European Commission (EC), members of the European Union (EU) would be fined 250,000 euros ($285,000 USD) for every asylum seeker from the Middle East and North Africa they refuse to accept from a fellow EU country.
May 4, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT
A new study is challenging the scientific consensus that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid (omega-6) reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease.
May 3, 2016, 4:20 PM EDT
Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
May 2, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT
 George Mason University’s (GMU) Faculty Senate passed a resolution last week expressing its “deep concern” with naming the university’s law school after the late conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
April 29, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
 Conservative leaders came to the defense of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after former House Speaker John Boehner called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” on Wednesday for his efforts to defund Obamacare in 2013.
April 28, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT
Despite the fact that the U.S. spends more than $600 billion per year on public education, a large majority of high school seniors are not academically prepared for college in either reading or math, according to the 2015 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the nation’s report card”
April 28, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson called for “a worldwide effort to save the historic, indigenous minority communities” of Syria and Iraq from extinction Thursday morning at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
April 27, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT
 Critics warn that implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to fulfill President Obama's pledge to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change would force many more American households into “energy poverty”.
April 26, 2016, 11:26 AM EDT
Pension plans for state and local government employees have more unfunded liabilities than corporate pension funds, which are held to a higher standard by the government, according to a March report entitled The Coming Pensions Crisis by Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS).
April 22, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
On behalf of the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the “landmark” Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Earth Day, calling it “the strongest, most ambitious climate pact ever negotiated.”
April 22, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.
April 21, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT
Attorneys representing a physician who was allegedly terminated from a public health director job he was offered and accepted because of the content of his off-duty sermons filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Atlanta against Georgia’s Department of Public Health (DPH).
April 20, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT
Banking regulators at the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) warned five of the nation’s eight largest banks last week that their “living wills” are “not credible.”
April 19, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT
Political consultant and adviserRoger Stone.  (AP) 
April 15, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
Colorado's Animas River on Aug. 6, 2015, a day after the EPA released three million gallons of contaminated wastewater from an abandoned gold mine. (La Plata Office of Emergency Management). 
April 14, 2016, 9:18 PM EDT
People pushing the climate change agenda “are smart enough to understand the link between energy and national security and energy and prosperity,” said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a panel discussion about Climate Hustle, a film that takes the skeptics’  side of the climate change debate.