Posts Tagged ‘a’

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Going to Church on Christmas: A Vanishing Tradition

December 25, 2008

christmas-church.jpgMillions of Americans go to church on Christmas Eve. They crowd shoulder-to-shoulder in pews to sing “Silent Night” and light candles and listen to soloists belt out “O Holy Night.”

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Barak Warns Hamas will Pay a ‘Heavy Price’ if Rocket Fire Continues

December 25, 2008

Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Thursday that terrorists in the Gaza Strip would pay a “heavy price” if they continued to target Israel, as the IDF finalized preparations for a possible large-scale assault on the coastal territory.

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Companies Keep Lining up for a Piece of Bailout Fund

December 23, 2008

A trio of reports due Tuesday are expected to paint a bleak picture of the nation’s housing market and the broader economy, as the deepening recession sends more companies lining up for a piece of the government’s $700 billion bailout fund.

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Healing a Great Divide, by Frank Schaeffer

December 16, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has said that he will sign the Freedom of Choice Act shortly after assuming office. The act would strike down local and state laws related to limiting abortion, parental notification and such. According to some reports, he may even do this as one of his first (and therefore closely scrutinized) initiatives as president. 

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With the Obama Election, Evangelicals Seek a Role as Faith in Politics Enters Historic Era

November 30, 2008

Mickey Sheridan is in denial. In the weeks since the election of Barack Obama, the 58-year-old self-professed “holy roller” refuses to acknowledge the Illinois senator will soon be inaugurated as America’s 44th president.

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Mourning a Good Friend, and Trying to Make Sense of the Wal-Mart Stampede

November 30, 2008

damour.jpgJdimytai Damour was a big man — 270 pounds, by one account — but he was a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics. 

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Obama Girls Will Go To Sidwell Friends, a Christian-Based School

November 22, 2008

malia-sasha-obama.jpgContinuing a tradition among Washington’s power elite, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife have decided to send their kids to Sidwell Friends School. Michelle Obama confirmed yesterday that Malia and Sasha, the incoming first daughters, will enroll at the pricey private school when the family moves into the White House in January.

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Top Republican says Obama “Off to a Good Start”

November 22, 2008

mitch-mcconell.jpgA top Republican said on Friday that Democratic U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is “off to a good start” and indicated he was pleased to see President George W. Bush get ready to leave.

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In Virginia, a Powerful and Polarizing Pastor: A Loudoun Minister Inspires Loyalty From Followers, Anger From Ex-Members With Torn Lives and Moral Pain

November 17, 2008

Rob Foster was 16 when his family unraveled. He had told his
parents that he wanted to leave Calvary Temple, the Pentecostal church
in Sterling the family had attended for decades.

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Vitamins A and E ‘Do not Help Prevent Cancer’

November 17, 2008

The antioxidant vitamins are known to help fight free radicals, which cause cell damage that can lead to cancer, but new research suggests they are ineffective at preventing the disease when taken in pill form.

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