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NSA records all calls in targeted foreign nation -report | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has created a surveillance system that is recording all the phone calls in an undisclosed foreign country, allowing it to play back any conversation up to 30 days later, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.<p>The newspaper cited unnamed …

Conversion by Sword

<b>Objection # 5: Islam urges Muslims to spread the religion by war:</b><p>This is another successful innovation (source). Although some other religions have …

Islam's Support of Ten Commandments

<b>Islam Supports Bible’s TEN Commandments</b><p><b>by I.A. Arshed Ph.D</b><p><b>Aug 26, 2003</b><p><b>I have been pursuing the recent debate going on in the Press about Ten</b> …

The Universe, Science & God

<i>“Soon shall We show them Our signs in the universe and in their own selves, until it becomes clear to them that this Qur’an is indeed the truth. Is</i> …

The Uighurs, China's Embattled Muslim Minority, Are Still Seeking an Identity

Xinjiang's largest minority group still exists uneasily within the Chinese state—and there's little Beijing can do about it.<p>After we had gotten on familiar terms—I let them play on my laptop—I asked the girls when they started working as waitresses. “In July,” they said. It wasn’t surprising that …

Indonesian minorities protest religious intolerance

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Losing Faith: 21 Percent Say Religion 'Not That Important'

One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows – the highest percentage since the poll began asking participants about their focus on faith in 1997.<p>Twenty one percent of respondents said that religion is “not that important” to …

Christianity

Syria's Christians find themselves, once again, persecuted and taxed for their religion

Throughout the long, turbulent history of the Middle East, when your religion is in the minority, you often pay dearly for it. That seems to be true for Christians in Syria now, in areas controlled by Islamic extremists.<p>Roman Pagans taxed and persecuted Jews and early Christians. Christians taxed …

Survey: One-third of uninsured do not plan to buy insurance, despite ObamaCare deadline

Two weeks out from the ObamaCare enrollment deadline, a new survey shows about one-third of uninsured American have no plans to buy insurance -- despite the law's requirement to do so.<p>And despite the administration's aggressive campaign to spread the word about the health care law, the same survey …

The right’s “gay bully” terror: A St. Patrick’s nightmare for bigots

Rupert Murdoch joins Michele Bachmann in denouncing cruel LGBT tyranny, this time over St. Patrick’s Day<p>It’s St. Patrick’s Day, time for my annual ritual of ethnic angst and ambivalence. I grew up proud to be Irish American, since I was raised to think of us as underdogs and freedom fighters; as an …

North Carolina school bans boy’s “My Little Pony” lunch bag rather than confront its bullying problem

The school has decided that the 9-year-old’s bag — not the culture of bullying — is the problem to be addressed<p>A 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was physically and verbally attacked by classmates after he brought a "My Little Pony" lunch bag to school has been instructed to start bringing his …

Louisiana lawmaker: Failing to teach sex ed in school is “really a form of child abuse”

“It is important that we give our children medically factual information so that they can make the right decision”<p>It is 2014 and students in Louisiana are still not guaranteed comprehensive sex education in public schools, a fact that is tantamount to child abuse, according to state Rep. Patricia …

Philadelphia school district employees get big salaries despite budget woes

Salaries for employees in the Philadelphia school district are staggering.<p>The district has 10 superintendents who make a combined $1.64 million annually. Superintendent William Hite tops the list at $270,000, and his deputy makes $210,000. Eight assistant superintendents each make $145,000.<p>For the …

Krauthammer: ObamaCare 'changes at the whim of the president'

Charles Krauthammer said Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that since President Obama is frequently changing the rules of ObamaCare on a whim, the law "exists in his head."<p>"You look at the stack of the papers and all the bills and all the legislation and the regulation, but in fact nobody …

U.S. administration says Obamacare enrollment tops 5 million | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 5 million people have enrolled in private health insurance under the law known as Obamacare since open enrollment began on October 1, the Obama administration said on Monday.<p>Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts shows her cast signed by U.S. President Barack Obama …

McConnell blocks liberal writer

Mitch McConnell’s campaign shrugged off an accusation by a Kentucky reporter who claimed he was barred from a campaign event and threatened with police action if he asked a question.<p>Joe Sonka, an editor for Louisville alternative paper LEO Weekly, claimed on Twitter several times on Monday …