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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September 1, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT
Pew Research Center released a survey Thursday on the reading habits of Americans and found that 65 percent of Americans have read a print book in the last year in contrast to just 28 percent who have read an e-book in the past year.
August 31, 2016, 12:07 PM EDT
Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Travis Rudolph (AP Photo)Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Travis Rudolph visited Montford Middle School in Tallahassee with his teammates Tuesday and won one mother’s heart with a gesture of kindness towards her autistic son.
August 31, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat through the national anthem at a preseason game last week, saying he would not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
August 30, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell Friday asking why the administration has not spent $20.996 billion in unobligated funds to respond to the Zika virus and why they have been slow to administer $510 million in unspent Ebola funding to respond to the outbreak.
August 29, 2016, 3:52 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could “do us all a service” if they didn’t cover terrorism “quite as much.”
August 29, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT
A coalition of 430 groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL, led by the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion recently sent a letter to the United Nations asking that Sept. 28 be made an official UN “Safe Abortion Day” at this year’s UN General Assembly in September.
August 25, 2016, 6:38 PM EDT
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said Wednesday that “some pregnant woman” is contemplating a trip to Planned Parenthood “just to make sure their unborn child is alright” because of the mosquito borne Zika virus.
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 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.”