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‘All clear’ after false alarm over gunshots at Washington Navy Yard

Posted
July 3, 2015
by Christian Westbrook

Police issued an “all clear” on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago.

  • As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

    Posted
    July 2, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    More than a half-dozen fires at black churches have burned in the days since a white gunman was charged with murder in the shootings of nine black churchgoers in Charleston. Investigators have determined that several were intentionally set, but have yet to announce any evidence of racial motives.

  • Misty Copeland named first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

    Posted
    July 2, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Misty Copeland’s historic rise in the dance industry continues. After 13 years with the American Ballet Theatre, the 32-year-old ballerina was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first black woman to assume the role in the company’s 75 year history.

  • 5 things churches should do immediately to protect themselves

    Posted
    July 1, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    The Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land likely means eventual legal issues for Bible-confessing churches. This is because it is only a matter of time before activist judges, politicians and the like attempt to legally force all pastors and churches to perform homosexual weddings.

  • MLK statue to be placed on Ga. Statehouse grounds

    Posted
    July 1, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    A statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. is scheduled to be erected on the Georgia Statehouse grounds, a short distance away from the newly opened Liberty Plaza, where demonstrations are now held.

  • White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours

    Posted
    July 2, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on Wednesday, delighting tourists who immediately began posting pictures on social media.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Posted
    July 1, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling.

  • In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

    Posted
    June 30, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

  • Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse homosexual couples

    Posted
    June 30, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    County clerks in Texas who object to homosexual marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Sunday.

  • Indian Twitter goes in on Bobby Jindal with #BobbyJindalIsSoWhite

    Posted
    June 30, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest Republican to throw his hat in the ring for 2016. On Wednesday, Jindal, who’s the first person of Indian descent to be a major contender for the White House, kicked off his campaign by telling his supporters he’s “done with” being referred to Indian-American.