Penny Starr joined CNSNews.com in January 2008 after working for more than 25 years in print media as an editor and senior manager. She has worked at newspapers and magazines in her native state of California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina and now the nation’s capitol. As a senior staff writer at CNSNews.com, Starr covers Congress, the White House and D.C. think tanks on issues ranging from domestic energy, to immigration, health, homeland security and religious freedom and also reports on a wide range of cultural issues. Starr has won numerous awards as a reporter, editor, columnist and photographer.

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April 13, 2016, 9:56 PM EDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2014 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Surveillance shows dramatic increases in the number of Americans infected, including a record number who are infected with chlamydia.
April 13, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT
The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
April 13, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
With dozens of states at risk for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the federal government must support sexual and reproductive health care, an official with Planned Parenthood Federation of America said on Tuesday.
April 11, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT
In a “fact sheet” issued by the White House in conjunction with a climate change report made public last week, one of the impacts of increasing temperatures is the deaths of thousands of American people over the course of one summer.
April 8, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT
Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on Wednesday that the fight against radical Islamist terrorism worldwide represents “World War III” and that if the Obama administration and Congress don’t address it as such, “some very bad things are going to happen.”
April 6, 2016, 6:40 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is warning landlords they could face discrimination charges for turning down prospective tenants with criminal records – if the decision has an “unjustified discriminatory effect.”
April 5, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT
The homosexual advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) delivered a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Thursday following his signing into law the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act that designates public restrooms in schools and state facilities for use according to one’s biological sex, calling the legislation “discriminatory” and claiming it will make it more difficult for the state to attract the best workers and students.
April 4, 2016, 5:33 PM EDT
The publication date was April 1, but London’s Daily Telegraph was not joking when in reported on April Fool’s Day on changes taking place in Oxford University curriculum for theology studies.
April 4, 2016, 4:08 PM EDT
In a special report posted on the Department of Defense website, details about the ongoing fight against Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria are revealed, including “as of February 29, 2016,” a price tag of $6.5 billion in 571 days, or a daily average of $11.4 million since military air strikes began on Aug. 8, 2014.
April 4, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT
In a special report posted on the Department of Defense website, details about the ongoing fight against Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria are revealed, including “as of February 29, 2016,” a price tag of $6.5 billion in 571 days, or a daily average of $11.4 million since military air strikes began on Aug. 8, 2014.
March 31, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT
The chairman of the Arlington Public School Board said on Wednesday that she is “proud” that the Arlington school district allows illegal aliens to attend high school as adults – no age limit – and that they can stay in school until they graduate.
March 30, 2016, 4:45 PM EDT
Ahead of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) joined Chinese human rights advocates urging President Obama not to “sideline” what he called the “extraordinary assault on the rule of law” by the communist regime.
March 24, 2016, 5:37 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden said that he and President Barack Obama sought advice on who to nominate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and then “chose the course of moderation” in nominating Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
March 24, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of State has issued an all-Europe “Travel Alert”, warning Americans about possible terror attacks if they travel to the continent.
March 23, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
At a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Obamacare mandate requiring employers to provide insurance plans that cover contraceptives for employees, including abortion-inducing drugs, the lawyer representing one of the petitioners in the case said the mandate is “clearly a case of material cooperation with evil.”
March 22, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week the cancellation of a long-standing oil and gas exploration lease on federal land in Montana.
March 21, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
President Obama’s visit to Cuba includes a meeting with Communist dictator Raul Castro as well as a meeting with Cuban dissidents, and administration officials have said human rights will be on the table during Obama’s time on the island.