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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cue the protesters: In what's become an annual rite of spring, an assortment of leftist-activists have launched a weekend full of demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, which are holding meetings in Washington, D.C.In past years, the protests have been marked by violence and arrests.A group called the A16DC Collective -- A16DC stands for April 16 in D.C. -- has been holding events in the week leading up to the meetings, with more serious protests planned as the institutions' spring meetings get underway.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
See Video of Protests(CNSNews.com) - An animal rights activist on Wednesday defended PETA's involvement in the killing of an estimated 12,000 animals that had been taken in as strays. But the issue deflected attention away from a PETA demonstration in front of the U.S. Department of Agriculture meant to protest the sale of chicken products.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A committee formed to examine bans on employee-led Bible studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) last week recommended that the university system president allow the bans to continue.In a Jan. 11 report, the committee of administrators and students recommended that University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly allow the university's campuses to ban student employees from leading Bible studies in their university-funded dormitories.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a letter to a conservative, pro-family group, the Internal Revenue Service established this week that homosexual couples filing joint tax returns would be in violation of the law under the federal Defense of Marriage Act.The Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Clinton in 1996, says the states will not be forced to recognize homosexual marriages and it legally defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - They're still several years away from being able to vote, but a group of children between the ages of 11 and 14 is touring the country to speak on the political issues they consider most pressing. A Phoenix-based liberal political action committee is the organizer of the "Kids for a Stronger America Tour."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the sixth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado that left 15 people dead, gun control activists Wednesday criticized a U.S. House bill that would protect licensed gun dealers who sell the weapons that end up being used in the commission of crimes.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(1st Add: Updates information on the vote in the first and second paragraphs.) (CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday night on a resolution that would urge the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case of Fields vs. Palmdale School District.The resolution was debated on the House floor Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a recorded vote in the evening.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A gun rights group on Wednesday criticized Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for using his State of the State address to renew his call for a statewide ban on "assault weapons."Blagojevich urged the Illinois General Assembly to pass House Bill 2414, which would ban the manufacture, possession, and delivery of semi-automatic firearms, certain attachments, and the .50 caliber rifle. He is working closely with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on the bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of the Abolitionist Action Committee and other anti-death penalty groups plan to rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., beginning June 29 for four days of demonstrations, vigils and fasting.The demonstrations, dubbed "Starvin' for Justice," mark the 32nd anniversary of Furman v. Georgia , the Supreme Court decision that declared the death penalty unconstitutional and the 28th anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia , the verdict that reinstated the death penalty as acceptable punishment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Internet auction giant eBay plans to implement a "pop-up" notification when "racially derogatory" search terms are entered on the website. EBay will formally announce the change on Wednesday, which the National League of Cities has been pushing.John Pionke, a media relations official with the National League of Cities (NLC), declined to offer specific examples of the derogatory words in question, but explained that the campaign was started about a year ago by a member of the organization.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After booting a controversial Christian therapist from its advisory council in February, the nation's largest behavioral health services company this week confirmed it had invited him to participate once again.A press release from Magellan Health Services on Wednesday announced that Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a psychologist and counselor who advocates what he calls "heterosexual-affirming therapy," will serve on the company's advisory council.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that urges the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case of Fields vs. Palmdale School District.The resolution passed by a vote of 320-to-91. Twenty-two representatives did not cast votes, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The resolution urges, but does not require, the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case "en banc," meaning that all judges in the circuit would participate in the ruling.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New York State appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Le Moyne College was wrong to dismiss a student who wrote a paper in support of corporal punishment in elementary school classrooms. Scott McConnell was dismissed from the graduate education program in January 2005 because of a paper he wrote two months earlier that advocated "corporal punishment," including spanking, as an effective means to create an ideal learning environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in Maryland has upheld the University of Maryland's policy of restricting outside groups from demonstrating or advertising on the College Park campus.The university, a public institution, bars outside organizations from speaking or leafleting in all but two areas of the campus in an "attempt to preserve the campus primarily for the University community," university attorney Diane Krejsa said in a press release.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Asterisks substitute for derogatory term in 8th paragraph)(CNSNews.com) - Sellers on the Internet auction site eBay may no longer "use offensive words and phrases ... in the title or description of their listing, even if that word is part of the proper name or trademark of the item." Exceptions are being made for books, movies and films, which might contain objectionable words in their titles but would still be available by name on eBay.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative legal group is threatening to sue a Michigan school district over the administration's confiscation of several copies of a science book that teaches the theory of intelligent design in tandem with the theory of evolution.The Gull Lake Community School District in Ann Arbor, Mich., ordered that seventh grade science teachers only present the theory of evolution and that copies of "Of Panda and People," be confiscated, according to the Thomas More Law Center.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - College students trust the United Nations more than they trust the federal government, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Harvard University Institute of Politics.The survey, the latest in a series of college surveys conducted by the IOP, found that 52 percent of college students "trust the United Nations to do the right thing all or most of the time." Forty-four percent felt the same way about the United States government. Even fewer, 39 percent, said they trust President Bush to do the right thing all or most of the time.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A handful of union critics on Monday picketed outside the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the AFL-CIO with a 15-foot dinosaur balloon to protest what they described as the "criminal practices of the labor movement."Individuals from the Center for Union Facts (CUF) used the dinosaur to symbolize their belief that unions are "relics of the past." Pro-union protesters have in the past used large, inflatable rats to criticize non-union construction projects.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Women's Health Services Clinic in Wichita, Kan., famous for providing late term abortions, has lost another employee. Yolanda Yoho, a nurse at the clinic run by controversial abortionist George Tiller, quit her job several weeks ago after being targeted by Operation Rescue West's "Year of the Rebuke" campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union Friday came under attack for challenging a Virginia law that prohibits juveniles from walking around naked at nudist camps without the presence of a parent or guardian. That case is pending, but the ACLU also attracted attention this week for settling a lawsuit against the Pentagon, the conditions of which mean that U.S. military bases will no longer be able to publicly sponsor Boy Scout troops.