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Trump on Anti-Semitic Threats: ‘It’s Going to Stop’

Threats directed at Jewish people and Jewish community centers are increasing at alarming rates. This…

Mark Zuckerberg Met with Pastors to Understand How Churches ‘Find Deeper Meaning in a Changing World’

Facebook founder and millennial billionaire Mark Zuckerberg recently met with a group of pastors in…

Obama Has Now Reduced More Prison Sentences Than the Previous 11 Presidents Combined

Earlier today, president Barack Obama issued 78 pardons and 153 commutations of sentence. That, according…

This Is What the ‘Christmas’ Display at a Florida Park Looks Like

The Freedom From Religion Foundation—an “umbrella” for those “who are free from religion and are…

Meet the 104-Year-Old Veteran Who’s Been Training for 3 Years to Go Back to Pearl Harbor

You can’t have missed that today is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl…

States With Mandatory Background Checks for Guns Don’t Have As Many School Shootings

Injury Prevention published findings yesterday that found that mandatory background checks to purchase guns led…

Protesters of the DAPL Scored a Huge Victory This Weekend

Yesterday was a huge victory for protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The US Army…

Survey: Most Evangelical Leaders Expect Christian Persecution Is Coming

The vast majority of evangelical pastors think persecution is coming their way. Last month, the…

The Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Was Just Charged With Manslaughter

The police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in Minnesota earlier this year was…

This Thanksgiving, People Care a Lot Less About Money Than You’d Expect

Next week is Thanksgiving, and it’s coming at the end of one of the most…

72 Sex Slaves Freed in an International FBI Sting Operation

When many Americans think of sex slavery, they imagine countries on others sides of the…

Chicago Is Adding 900 New Police Officers to Fight Increasing Violence

Chicago police announced today that they would add 900 new positions to the police force…

Tulsa Police Release Video of White Officers Shooting Unarmed Black Man

The Tulsa, Oklahoma police department has released disturbing new video of officers shooting and killing…

Delaware’s Death Penalty Ruling Could Signal the End of Capital Punishment in the U.S.

Yesterday, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the state’s policy for imposing the death penalty…

A US Air Strike in Syria Killed 85 Civilians

Yesterday, a U.S. air strike aimed at ISIS fighters killed more than 85 civilians, including…

Study: People of Faith Are Sharply Divided on Police Brutality

Your faith drastically shapes what you think about police brutality, according to a new study.…

Pokémon Go Is Already Threatening to Pass Twitter in Active Users

Pokémon Go—we’re guessing you’ve heard of it— was released less than a week ago and…

A New Study Finds That Regular Church Attendance Decreases the Risk of Suicide

A new study out of Harvard University found that women who go to church at…

71% of Americans Believe the Economy Is Rigged

Almost three-fourths of Americans believe that the economy is rigged. According to research by Marketplace…

Andrews Air Force Base Was on Lockdown Early Today Because of an Active Shooter

This post was updated at 10:37 a.m. to reflect that Joint Base Andrews is now…

Congress Wants to Do Something About Food Waste

Here in the United States, an astounding 40 percent of the country’s food goes to…

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Regulations on Abortion Clinics

In the biggest Supreme Court case on abortion rights of the past 25 years, the…

The Guy Behind the Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Was Acquitted

David Daleiden—the pro-life activist behind a series of undercover, sting-style videos that reveal some pretty…

The Southern Baptist Convention Publicly Condemns Use of the Confederate Battle Flag

Earlier this week, the Southern Baptist Convention—which is the largest Protestant denomination in the world—voted…

After a Mass Shooting Guns Often Become Easier to Buy and Are Purchased More

Mass shootings in America are historically followed by a sharp rise in gun sales, according…

Senator Chris Murphy Is Filibustering Right Now in a Stand for More Gun Control

Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut started a filibuster on the Senate floor today. He’s attempting…

Omar Mateen Called a TV Station in the Middle of His Shooting

Several sources are reporting that Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed at least 49 people…

Last Year, People on the Terrorism Watch List Were Allowed to Buy Guns 91% of the Time

On the heels of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, a new report released…

The Victims of the Orlando Massacre Were Honored at Vigils Around the U.S. Last Night

Around the country, people are mourning. As a national community, we are attempting to make…

UnitedHealthcare Is Offering Free Mental-Health Counseling to Anyone Affected by the Orlando Shooting

Insurance provider UnitedHealth Group, the largest in the United States, is giving some of its…

How You Can Help Orlando

Editor’s Note: This post is being updated periodically as new information is made available. In…

The U.S. Ranks Worse Than 25 Peer Countries in Infant Mortality

America, according to some new reporting, has an infant death problem. And it’s something Americans—much…

A Catholic Man In Ohio Was Sentenced to Attend a Baptist Church, Because Justice

An Ohio judge recently sentenced a 23-year-old Catholic man to attend three months of worth…

One of the Guys Who Set Up Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Servers Is Pleading the Fifth

The Hillary Clinton email scandal has been going on basically forever—but the circumstances surrounding it…

Henry Heimlich Finally Got to Use His Famous Maneuver

You’ve heard his name all your life. And you probably learned the emergency technique he…

Again, a Trump Rally Turned Into a ‘Riot’

Yesterday, protesters at a rally for presidential hopeful Donald Trump in New Mexico set fires,…

Here in America, Living With Your Parents Is the New Normal

You’d think the generation that invented the term “adulting” would do better at it. But…

Obama: Don’t Ignore Opinions You Don’t Like, Ask Tough Questions About Them

This past weekend, President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University. In his…

George Zimmerman’s Gun Reportedly Sold for More Than 130k

Last week, George Zimmerman—the guy who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012—made the news…

The Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Was Just Charged By a Federal Grand Jury

A federal grand jury indicted the North Charleston police officer Michael Slager this week. Slager…