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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon (Image by CNN)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87. Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the bench, achieved an icon status, particularly among young lawyers — and her dissents enhanced her prominence. Her death — less than seven weeks before Election Day — has set the stage for a political fight over the future of the court. Ruth […]

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President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping have been sparring over trade. (Image by AP)

America’s falling prestige is as big a problem as China’s rise

The confusion in US politics cannot be ignored. Australia should consider hedging its bets by broadening our ties with like-minded nations. While much attention has been devoted to Australia’s problems dealing with the rise of China, too little is paid to the equally important dilemma raised by the strains in our relationship with the US. The US is still our […]

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It is the professor’s intent to pick at Lucia’s memories until he confirms his pet theory regarding the events surrounding Fatima (Image Fatima, Portugal Pope John Paul II with Sister Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos)

Fatima: The Power of a Name

Veteran actor Harvey Keitel co-stars in the new film, which revisits the story of the Virgin Mary appearing to three children in Portugal. Marco Pontecorvo’s new film Fatima, a drama based on the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Portugal in 1917 and the three young seers who experienced them, debuted August 28 with balanced but mostly-favorable reviews in major […]

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Africa Study Bible, The New Living Translation (NLT), Hardcover

Africa Study Bible, The New Living Translation (NLT), Hardcover

Why would an old, white, North American, evangelical male be interested in the Africa Study Bible? I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a bit of introduction to this remarkable volume. God’s Word through African Eyes Title: NLT Africa Study Bible, Hardcover By: Oasis International Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 2144 Vendor: Tyndale House Publication Date: 2017 Weight: 3 […]

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Richard I (Lion-Heart) of England, leader of the Third Crusade born today, September 8, 1157

Christian History: Richard I (Lion-Heart) of England

Richard I of England, also known as Richard the Lionheart (Cœur de Lion), was born today September 8, 1157 and reigned as king of England from 1189 to 1199 CE. He is son of Henry II of England (r. 1154-1189 CE) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122-1204 CE), Richard was known for his courage and successes in warfare, but he […]

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A general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on December 15, 2014. The  pan-Arab satellite news broadcaster owned by billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal will go on air February 1, promising to "break the mould" in a crowded field. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Court Issues Final Verdicts in Jamal Khashoggi Killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi Arabia, the case continues to […]

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Priest named to be bishop by pope resigns after abuse probe (Image by Pixabay)

Priest named to be bishop by pope resigns after abuse probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A priest recently tapped by Pope Francis to be made a bishop for a Minnesota diocese has resigned after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced before he could take up his post. The Vatican announced without giving details on Monday that Francis had accepted the resignation of the Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy, who was […]

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Portland police take control of the streets after making arrests on the scene of the nightly protests at a Portland police precinct on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local authorities after the fatal shooting of a man following clashes between President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters that led to an argument between the president and the city's mayor over who was to blame for the violence.(AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

State police returning to Portland following deadly shooting

Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local authorities after the fatal shooting of a man following clashes between U.S. President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters that led to an argument between the president and the city’s mayor over who was to blame for the violence. Protesters were back on the streets for a demonstration Sunday night outside […]

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Palace to Museum: The story of the Louvre

Palace to Museum: The story of the Louvre

Art of Louvre | Discovery/History/Museum (by Roosev Kelley/BBC) The Palais du Louvre, which houses one of the most stunning collections of artworks in the world, is known first and foremost as a museum. Yet for almost seven hundred years the buildings constituted one of the principal residences of the kings and emperors of France. Built shortly after 1190 by King […]

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In this photo provided by the Greek Defense Ministry, warships take part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean sea on Aug. 25. (Greek Defense Ministry/AP)

Europe’s tense standoffs with Turkey and Russia are rising

The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean is pitting Turkey against Greece, Cyprus and France. On Europe’s periphery, tensions involving an array of competing countries are rising. The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean […]

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