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Disputed textbooks approved for Texas schools

World Magazine - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:00am
The state where “everything’s bigger” just made a great big splash in the education world. In a landmark vote influencing the future education of scores of Texas students, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks on Friday after adopting hundreds of pages in last-minute changes and edits. The disputed curriculum sets new standards for U.S. history and other social studies materials—including some 89 textbooks, workbooks, and other study
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Ebola News, Update: UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission to Miss Dec. 1 Target

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:57am
The United Nations' Mission for Ebola Emergency Response admitted the agency couldn't fully meet its Dec. 1 target of containing the virus outbreak.
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GTA V for PS4 and Xbox One Still Experiencing Connectivity Issues A Week After Release

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:48am
"Grand Theft Auto V" for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One has only seen action for a week and players are already taking to the support forums to express their discontent over connectivity problems. Since the launch for the next-gen consoles, users have been reporting problems regarding access to multiplayer features.
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Turkish President Erdogan Says Women and Men Are Not Equal at Women's Conference; Rights Groups Slam Remarks

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:45am
Women's rights groups have slammed a recent speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said at a women's conference that women and men are not equal "because their nature is different."
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'Jurassic World' Trailer Released, Foreshadows Disaster

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:44am
The trailer for "Jurassic World," another sequel in the dinosaur film franchise, was released Tuesday. The trailer is a prelude and a foreshadowing to all the running and screaming the cast will inevitably be doing during the movie.
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Retailers Offer Xbox One Bundle With 'Assassin's Creed Unity' for Black Friday Sales

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:39am
Black Friday sale is looming in the horizon and is seems that Microsoft is slashing off the price of their latest-gen console. In addition to slashed prices for consoles, certain retailers are also offering Xbox One bundles with "Assassin's Creed Unity" and "Assassin's Creed Black Flag."
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Is Russia Banning Islam?

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:32am
Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the "radicalization" of Muslims within its border.
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Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

World Magazine - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:30am
Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions practices at both universities.  The suits contend race-based affirmative action policies disproportionately discriminate against high-achieving white and Asian-American students. The Harvard lawsuit specifically asserts that the Ivy League university limits the number of Asian-American students it admits every year. The organization
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Michael Brown Family's Church Torched, Destroyed; Pastor Suspects White Supremacists to Blame

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:29am
A Missouri church attended by Michael Brown Sr. was set ablaze on Monday night and the pastor suspects white supremacists are to blame.
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Ariana Grande Makes Transformation Because of Big Sean?

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:27am
American singer and actress Ariana Grande has made a steady transformation as evident in her photos in the past 12 months. She last made an appearance during the 2014 AMAs where she ditched her signature ponytail which she wore when she was a "Sam & Cat" star. Apparently, part of the reason for her change of appearance was boyfriend Big Sean.
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America, We Are Better Than This!

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:26am
Last summer, God revealed a message to me just before the tragic death of Michael Brown. "Alveda, tell the people of the world this: You don't have to live this way. You are better than this." Weeks later Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson
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Evolution Studios Releases Trailer for Driveclub Ignition Expansion Pack

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:23am
Evolution Studios has released a trailer for the new Ignition Expansion Pack for Driveclub which will be available free to all players who have already bought the full game. The new expansion pack is offered as an apology to the players for its ongoing server issues.
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Pope Francis Says Door of Dialogue With ISIS Should Never Close; Warns Fighting Terrorism Leads to Deaths of Innocents

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:22am
Pope Francis has said that he would "never close the door" on dialogue with terror group ISIS if there is any way it could end the suffering in the region. The pontiff was speaking to reporters on Tuesday following a speech at the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, and added that states striking back against terrorism can lead to loss of innocent life as well.
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How Can We Heal After Ferguson?

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:18am
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Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:07am
The terror attack two week's ago on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun.
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China: Persecuting Christians Is Like Fitting a Race Car With a Steam Engine

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:49am
When it comes to religious freedom for Christians, China is running that race for global economic leadership like an Indy 500 car chugging on a steam engine. It is true that Christianity in China is growing by leaps and bounds and may outstrip every revival in history. But it is also true that China's industrial future is being undermined by restrictions on religion and other freedoms, and that could eventually be a serious drag on Chinese economic aspirations.
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If You Choose Gratitude, Will Your World Be Different?

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:48am
Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, a season to stop and give thanks. Just the word lifts the spirit. To say thanks is to celebrate a gift. If you choose gratitude, will your world be different?
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Pastor James MacDonald on Ferguson Shooting: Christians Appear to Take Sides Without Nuanced Analysis

The Christian Post - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:42am
Pastors nationwide continued to dialogue and voice strong opinions about the issues surrounding the St. Louis grand jury decision announced Monday evening not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent demonstrations.
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Porn Myth #4: Porn is mature, “adult” entertainment

Covenant Eyes - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:55am

Pornography is often classified, along with other sexually oriented businesses, as “adult” entertainment—something for “mature” audiences. If these descriptions merely meant these kinds of entertainment are “not suitable for children” then few would protest.

That said, it would be foolish to use this as an argument that pornography is actually suitable for adults. Heroin and methamphetamines are also “not suitable for children,” but this does not mean, ipso facto, that they are healthy for those over the age of 18.

Matt Fradd explains…

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Los Angeles Times 1989, Tom Gorman's Slander Reports of Pastor Benjamin Altschul: Put to a Screeching Halt by United States Supreme Court

Christian Newswire - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:00am
How did the Los Angeles Times reporter become "duped," as well as other respectable media outlets, including television, newspapers and even the police? Contact: Great Among The Nations, 310-338-1021 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Media outlets were used as pawns in a character assassination plot against the invaluable Christian ministry named "Great Among The Nations" and its Holocaust Survivor Pastor, Benjamin Altschul, a pastor who stood firm against a mob of inj Source: Great Among The Nations, Inc.
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