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Judge Tosses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress’ lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man ...

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Archdiocese of Washington Drops List of 28 Clergymen ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sex Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of 28 clergy members accused of sexually abusing children since 1948. The archdiocese posted the list with the name of every accused priest on its website Monday evening.   It sees the letter as “a necessary step toward full transparency and accountability and the process of healing.” The Catholic archdiocese also said ...

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Switzerland Votes to Criminalize Homophobia and ‘Hate Speech’

Switzerland has voted to make it illegal to be homophobic or discriminate against anyone in the LGBTQ community. The National Council, which is the lower house in Switzerland’s legislature, voted 118 – 60 in favor of a law that says anyone guilty of homophobia will face heavy fines or up to three years in prison. “I tabled the motion after ...

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Christian Filmmakers Appeal to 8th Circuit to Make Films Celebrating Marriage Between One Man, One Woman

Two Christian filmmakers will appear before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs.  Telescope Media Group owners Carl and Angel Larsen have already been threatened with hefty fines and up to 90 days in ...

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Trump Gets Bird’s-Eye View of Devastated Florida Communities

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump got a bird’s-eye view Monday of Florida communities left in ruins by Hurricane Michael, including houses without roofs, a toppled water tower and 18-wheel trucks scattered in a parking lot during a nearly hour-long helicopter tour of portions of the Panhandle. Trump initially saw uprooted trees and houses with blue tarps covering ...

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A Missing Journalist and ‘Severe Punishment’ for an Ally: The Stakes Behind the US Investigation Into Saudi Arabia

Nearly two weeks have passed since the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. The US resident and Saudi citizen was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. So far, however, there is no evidence of his departure.  Given that the 60-year-old journalist was an outspoken critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi’s ...

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‘The Churches There Were Really Destroyed’: Christians Rallying Hurricane Aid Despite Own Losses

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – President Trump visits Florida and Georgia today to see the damage from Hurricane Michael firsthand. The death toll from the powerful storm is now up to 17 and officials fear that number will rise. Residents who fled Florida’s Panhandle ahead of the vicious Category 4 hurricane are beginning to make their way back home to ...

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