Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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August 24, 2016, 12:04 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about countering “violent extremism” from groups like Boko Haram during his visit to Nigeria Tuesday, saying that  “far too many” people join groups like Boko Haram “because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives.”
August 23, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with the Atlantic on Monday that while “terrorism is a real threat … it’s not an existential threat to the existence of the democratic country of the United States of America.”
August 22, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT
U.S. District Judge Sean Cox ruled on Thursday that a Michigan funeral home may abide by sincerely held religious beliefs in maintaining a dress code that requires its employees to dress according to their biological sex and not their “gender identity.”
August 19, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
A North Carolina pregnancy center filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Raleigh on Wednesday that challenges its decision to prohibit the center from operating next door to an abortion clinic.
August 18, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT
 Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the State Department Thursday for the release of records related to an edited video of a press briefing regarding the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.
August 17, 2016, 2:47 PM EDT
The Human Rights Campaign’s (see below link) “Welcoming Schools Initiative” released back-to-school tips for educators Tuesday that include introducing LGBTQ topics into math word problems and checking in on each other’s pronouns twice a year to increase “accountability.”
August 16, 2016, 11:20 AM EDT
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs poll released Monday found that just 36 percent of Americans overall said they were in favor of “accepting Syrian refugees into the United States.”
August 15, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says the federal government has made “an extremely aggressive interpretation” of the Supreme Court’s order in the Zubik v. Burwell case and is “apparently trying to...force our third-party administrators to include the objectionable (contraceptive) coverage in our self-insured plans.”
August 12, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
Oklahoma Archbishop Paul Coakley has issued a “call to prayer” in response to an announcement from a group called the “Dakhma of Angra Mainyu,” which is once again hosting a satanic black mass as well as a “Consumption of Mary” event in the Oklahoma Civic Center on August 15, the Catholic Marian feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.
August 10, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
Disability rights advocates from the groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet held a “funeral march” to the secretary of state office in Colorado on Monday to protest a proposed ballot initiative, which will likely end up on Colorado’s November ballot, that would legalize assisted suicide in some cases.
August 9, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT
A new Pew Research Center poll released Monday reveals that most American churchgoers, 64 percent, hear about political and social issues from the pulpit and the top three social and political issues that churchgoers hear discussed are religious liberty, homosexuality, and abortion.
July 28, 2016, 1:17 PM EDT
Shailene Woodley, star of the “Divergent” series, told CNSNews.com Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention that the biggest issues young voters face today are private prisons, climate change, and “equality amongst women and the LGBT community.”
July 28, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT
Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson explained her commitment to pro-life values at a Democrats for Life of America event during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday in Philadelphia, saying it goes back to how she was raised.
July 28, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) spoke with CNSNews.com on Wednesday at a Democrats for Life Event in Philadelphia. He said he was “troubled” by the changes in the party’s platform that advocate for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which currently prohibits federal funding for abortion.
July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday that, “it’s important to be able to make sure that our religious minorities are indeed protected” in the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.
July 27, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money.
July 26, 2016, 4:24 PM EDT
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia.
July 26, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) voiced his disagreement with the plank in the Democratic Party platform approved Monday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion with some exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.
July 26, 2016, 10:16 AM EDT
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told CNSNews.com Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that the Democratic Party “is a party that is increasingly hijacked by the radical left and who believe that children are a burden and that they have no rights and that the government should encourage abortion by funding it.”