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Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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The World Celebrates Christmas

December 26, 2008

bethl-prayer.jpgThousands of pilgrims overcame checkpoints and tight security to celebrate Christmas with a mass last night in the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem.

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Poll Shows that Americans Choose Obama as the Man they Admire Most in the World

December 26, 2008

obama-most-admired-590.jpgA month before his inauguration, Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they admire most in the world, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. It’s the first time a president-elect has topped the annual survey in more than a half-century.

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Sectarian Killings in Nigeria Continue: The Muslims and Christians of Jos

December 5, 2008

nigeria-sect-viol.jpgThe Katako market was still smouldering five days after it was razed to the ground by a mob of Christian youths. The bodies of ten people trapped in the fires that destroyed it had already been taken away and buried.

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Newsweek Cover: How to Fix the World

December 2, 2008

newsweek-cov.jpg“At this moment, the United States has a unique opportunity to push forward a vision that aligns its own interests and ideals with those of most of the world’s major powers. But it is a fleeting opportunity,” Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria writes in the December 8 cover, “How to Fix the World” (on newsstands Monday, December 1). 

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The “Homosexual” Bible Angers Christians

December 2, 2008

A gay version of the Bible, in which God says it is better to be gay than straight, is to be published by an American film producer. New Mexico-based Revision Studios will publish The Princess Diana Bible – so named because of Diana’s “many good works”, it says – online at princessdianabible.com in spring 2009. 

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Big Bling Thanks from the President-Elect to his First Lady

December 2, 2008

michelle-obama-dnc2.jpgWhen Barack Obama took to the stage on election night, he was careful to court the dog lovers of the world by telling them he’d be buying his daughters a puppy. What he neglected to mention was the gift that he’d be giving his wife, Michelle.

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