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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A high school student whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith will have her case heard in a federal court.A federal judge in Nevada ruled Monday that a debate over freedom of religious expression in public school commencement ceremonies will go to court.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal scientist group on Thursday unveiled computer models combining several existing technologies that it says will help cars meet strict emissions standards put in place in several states, but automakers were unimpressed.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is threatening to sue a student pro-life activist who recorded an abortion clinic employee encouraging her to lie about her age to avoid being reported as a victim of statutory rape.Lila Rose, an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles, is the founder of a pro-life magazine on campus. In March, she entered a Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA) clinic, posing as a pregnant 15-year-old and said her boyfriend was 23 years old.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As yet another news outlet finds itself embroiled in a fabrication controversy, media ethics analysts are encouraging the industry to reevaluate its approach toward ethical standards. But they are also encouraging news consumers to not consider the scandals as representative of widespread credibility problems.The New Republic (TNR) magazine has come under fire from conservative media in recent weeks over its "Baghdad Diarist," an Army private hired by the magazine to write a column about his experiences in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The nation's largest teachers' union voted to amend its resolutions Wednesday to include support for homosexual "marriage." The amendment, which met with harsh criticism from conservative family groups, passed with little resistance from delegates.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two groups of scientists are reporting success in creating advanced stem cells from adult human skin in papers that pro-life leaders are hailing as evidence that controversial cloning-based embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary.The journal Cell this week published a paper by scientists in Kyoto, Japan, who have created pluripotent stem cells from adult human skin cells. Pluripotent can be used in fighting numerous diseases because of their ability to adapt and form into a variety of cell types.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - American voters used the midterm elections to encourage Republicans to "reflect on how we govern, honestly assess our shortcomings, and propose the best way to move forward," according to House Majority Whip Roy Blunt.In a speech in Washington D.C., Thursday, Blunt (R-Mo.) called on conservatives to regroup and return to the conservative principles he said got them elected in 1994 - financial responsibility, limited government and protection of traditional values.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Claiming he is the victim of legalized extortion carried out under eminent domain powers, a landowner in New York is asking the Supreme Court to hear his case.Landowner Bart Didden claims in a petition that a developer convinced the village of Port Chester, N.Y., to seize his land through eminent domain after Didden had refused to pay the developer $800,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Those who doubt predictions that "global warming" will have catastrophic consequences are urging the mainstream news media to foster more balanced debate on the subject.Dan Gainor, director of the Business and Media Institute, told conservatives gathered at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday that journalists have abandoned principles of fair reporting and are instead pushing global warming alarmists' agenda.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A teenager in Ohio has sued Planned Parenthood affiliates in Cincinnati, alleging that when she sought an abortion, its employees failed to report that she was a victim of incest.The lawsuit comes at a time Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles is fighting back against a pro-life activist who posed as a pregnant 15-year-old and recorded a clinic employee suggesting that she lie about her age to avoid filing a statutory rape report.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Starbucks coffee shops on Wednesday are hosting discussions on climate change with hopes of inspiring "community conversations about the vital issue" and to promote a new movie about global warming.The "National Day of Discussion" will "raise awareness about climate change and facilitate conversations on solutions to positively affect the environment," according to the Starbucks Web site.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An executive in the nation's largest teacher's union has denied that the group supports homosexual marriage and said a resolution to that effect had been mischaracterized.Delegates to the National Education Association's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., - held June 25 to July 6 -- approved a resolution stating that "sexual orientation and gender identification ... should not affect the legal rights and obligations of the partners in a legally-recognized domestic partnership, civil union, or marriage."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report estimating that 8.3 million Americans are the victims of identity theft reveals a need for more government involvement in protecting credit information, according to a liberal group that advocates for consumers.The FTC report estimated that 8.3 million Americans, or 3.7 percent of American adults, were the victims of identity theft in 2005. That number is down from a 2003 report, which estimated 9.9 million people were victims of identity theft in the previous year.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that opposes interaction between religion and government has accused four churches of violating restrictions on electioneering leading up to last week's midterm elections and asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.Tax law prohibits most houses of worship from endorsing candidates for election because of the tax-exempt non-profit status churches enjoy. The restrictions apply to all tax-exempt non-profit groups, not just churches.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a move aimed to appease Christians who were offended by the removal of a cross from the campus chapel, College of William and Mary President Gene Nichol on Wednesday announced a "compromise" that acknowledges the chapel's Christian roots - but keeps the cross stored most times.The move seems to have backfired, as a group of Christians who want the cross returned called Nichol's decision "insufficient."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday promised to push comprehensive immigration reform through the U.S. Senate before the August recess, saying he hopes to get it passed much sooner.Reid made the pledge at a news conference in the U.S. Capitol with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and other sponsors of legislation that would allow illegal immigrants residing in the United States a path to "earned citizenship," while ramping up enforcement of U.S. borders.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christian organizers on Thursday announced plans for a "sacred gathering of men" in Washington, D.C., in October, almost 10 years to the day after the group Promise Keepers conducted one of the largest rallies in the city's history.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Evangelical Christians' priorities for change in government and society deviate from average Americans' priorities more than any other subgroup, according to a study released this week by the Barna Group, a Christian research firm.The study asked respondents to rank the importance of 11 different issues, including overall care and resources devoted to children, the quality of public school education, national security, poverty, the state of marriage and families, the spiritual state of the country and the environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A prominent Serbian Orthodox bishop Thursday said the U.S. was allowing Islamic extremists to wage war on Christians in Kosovo by deciding not to oppose Kosovo's independence. Kosovo is an autonomous province in Serbia with a population of about 2 million, most who are ethnic Albanian and Muslim. It is currently administered by the United Nations Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), but negotiations which began this year are expected to eventually result in independence for the province.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life activist arrested over Thanksgiving weekend will not face charges for displaying graphic images of aborted babies, the Gwinnett County Solicitor in Georgia announced Monday.Bob Roethlisberger, a pro-life activist affiliated with Operation Rescue, was arrested in Gwinnett County over the Thanksgiving weekend while driving a "Truth Truck," an Operation Rescue vehicle that displays graphic images of aborted babies.