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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A majority of voters in Ohio, including union members, believe Wal-Mart stores have a positive impact on their communities, despite union-backed efforts to criticize the superstore, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.The independent poll of 1,027 Ohio voters conducted Dec. 4-10 found that 86 percent of respondents had shopped at Wal-Mart in the previous year.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As archeologists question filmmaker James Cameron's claim that he has discovered the tomb of Jesus Christ and his family, Christian groups are criticizing the Discovery Channel for what they call another attack on Christianity.The cable channel, which bills itself as "the number-one nonfiction media company," will air "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" on Sunday, March 4.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood is under fire after one of its employees was recorded encouraging a student - who was posing as a pregnant minor -- to lie about her age in order to obtain an abortion without the abortion provider having to report the "statutory rape" to the police.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A religious legal organization on Monday announced plans to sue the City of San Diego after firefighters there were allegedly forced to participate in the city's "Gay Pride" parade and subjected to "vile sexual taunts."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The president of the South Dakota branch of Planned Parenthood on Thursday promised that a referendum on the state's controversial abortion ban in November would not be the last attempt to overturn it.The state legislature in February passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. The South Dakota law, when it goes into effect, will ban all abortions unless the mother's life is at risk.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Editor?s note: This initial story incorrectly stated that a spokesman for the Alan Guttmacher Institute did not respond to requests for comment. A representative did respond, but CNSNews.com and AGI were unable to coordinate a direct interview. CNSNews.com apologizes for the error.) (CNSNews.com) - A recent Pew Research poll reported high levels of 'hopelessness' in African-American communities across the United States, a characteristic pro-life activists are linking to high abortion rates among black women.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and possibly the U.S. Senate, in midterm elections Tuesday because the party "lost its Reaganite soul," according to conservative leaders reacting to the results.Brent Bozell, the executive director of the Conservative Victory Fund, criticized Republican congressional leadership for abandoning the values advanced by the late former President Ronald Reagan.
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) - San Diego's openly lesbian fire chief said Tuesday she has apologized to four firefighters who claimed they were ordered to participate in the city's "Gay Pride" Parade and subjected to harassment along the parade route. She also announced an internal investigation into the allegations.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Education Association (NEA) has dropped an amendment that was going to ask its convention delegates to support homosexual marriage and civil unions in all 50 states.Cybercast News Service has learned that an NEA delegate earlier this month leaked the language of the amendment to conservative groups and the resulting protest apparently prompted the NEA to substitute it with a weaker version.
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) - 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, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Student government officials at the University of Maryland College Park are praising the administration's work to sign an "A-list" band to play on campus, but not all students are pleased with the decision.