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Category: World News

Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) becomes the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Jindal, 44, is currently bringing up the rear in the polls among the 15 declared or likely GOP candidates. But he has a strong profile as a…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world’s biggest online social network knocked the world’s largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Monday and the gap…

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Three years ago, Solomon Osman woke up in a dimly lit room in Garissa, Kenya, after armed men grabbed him and stuffed him into a truck as he was selling clothes on the street in Mombasa 280 miles away. He said al-Shabab, the Somalia-based radical Islamic terrorist group that killed 148 students and others at…

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the New York rich guy/reality television star/conservative news commentator/real estate mogul/hair disaster, announced he will run for the Republican Party nomination for president of the United States on Tuesday (June 16). To the Faith Fact Machine! 1. He’s a Presbyterian. “First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, is where I went to church,” he…

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The first American volunteer to die fighting ISIS in defense of persecuted Syrian and Iraqi Christians will be laid to rest Wednesday. Keith Broomfield, 36, had been in Syria for four months with the secular Kurdish People’s Protection Units. On June 3, he was killed during a skirmish with ISIS fighters near Kobani, a city in northern Syria.…

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He’s in! Real estate mogul Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Trump made the announcement to a rally of cheering supporters gathered at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Tuesday morning. “I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again,” he told the…

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roundup spraying weeds

France’s Ecology Minister Segolene Royal on Sunday called on garden shops in the country to stop over-the-counter sales of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The move is part of an ongoing crackdown against chemicals seen as potentially harmful to humans. Royal’s announcement comes after French consumer group CLCV asked European Union officials, in June, to stop selling glyphosate-based…

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children with parents

Pope Francis on Sunday (June 14) stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents, just a day after Rome’s gay pride march demonstrated the changing attitudes about same-sex couples outside the Vatican walls. Addressing around 25,000 followers from the Diocese of Rome, the pope said the differences between men and women are fundamental and “an integral…

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