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Schools have the right to limit free speech. But how much should they?

Ellen K. Boegel America (Jesuit) Magazine From Halloween costumes to prom dresses, Facebook posts to commencement addresses, school administrators are required to make difficult decisions regarding appropriate limits on free speech and expression. For the educational community, the summer is a good time to review, reflect on and possibly revamp
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ftsnadmin May 25, 2017 0 comments

Melania Trump reveals she is Catholic: The First Lady shares her faith with the world after meeting the Pope as the first Catholic to live in White House since JFK

Daily Mail When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven‘ when she introduced the president that evening:
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President Trump Declares a National Day of Prayer for ‘Permanent Peace’

Bob Eschliman Charisma News Memorial Day was once meant to honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the service of their country. While it remains that way for many Americans, for most in more recent times, it’s become the “unofficial start of summer,” and a day of
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Trump vows to use presidency for peace after ‘fantastic’ talks with Pope Francis

AFP US president Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis for the first time. The two men sidestepped deep differences over issues ranging from the environment to the plight of migrants and the poor. “Honor of a lifetime to
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Major Media Outlets Pick Up Adventist LGBT Stories

Jared Wright Spectrum Magazine Stories of LGBT+ Adventists and their families have caught the attention of major news organizations, pointing both to the power of the stories and their uniqueness as accounts from within the faith community. Two stories in particular—one about an Adventist pastor who came out as bisexual
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ftsnadmin May 24, 2017 0 comments

Donald Trump, Pope Francis Meet, Vow to Fight for ‘Life, Freedom of Worship’

The Christian Post President Donald Trump and Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis met on Wednesday at the Vatican where they spoke for 30 minutes in private, and vowed to fight together for life, peace, and freedom of worship. “Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I
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ftsnadmin May 24, 2017 0 comments

‘I won’t forget what you said,’ Trump tells pope after meeting at Vatican

Gerald O’Connell America Magazine President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Mr. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden international journey,
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ftsnadmin May 24, 2017 0 comments

Brown: Trump will come around on climate change

Carla Marinucci Politico SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown, one of the Democratic Party’s most outspoken critics of Republican climate change policy, said Wednesday he now believes that President Donald Trump is a political “realist” who will likely listen to what Pope Francis, China and other world leaders are
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ftsnadmin May 27, 2017 0 comments

Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

Michael Bryant Philadelphia Inquirer HARRISBURG – Gov. Wolf on Friday signed legislation that brings Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That law requires driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who prove
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ftsnadmin May 26, 2017 0 comments

Trump ‘evolving’ on climate action, pressured by Europeans

FOX News TAORMINA, Italy –  Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump “more knowledgeable” and with “evolving” views about the global climate accord he’s threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial
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Five Things That Happened During Oklahoma’s 2017 Legislative Session

Jacob Mccleland & Nomin Ujiyediin KGOU Oklahoma’s legislative session came to a close on Friday, as lawmakers passed a nearly $7 billion budget. Republicans, who hold a large majority in both the House and Senate, needed Democratic support to pass revenue-raising measures, but negotiations crumbled over the weekend. To fill
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Melania Trump reveals she is Catholic: The First Lady shares her faith with the world after meeting the Pope as the first Catholic to live in White House since JFK

Daily Mail When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven‘ when she introduced the president that evening:
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President Trump Declares a National Day of Prayer for ‘Permanent Peace’

Bob Eschliman Charisma News Memorial Day was once meant to honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the service of their country. While it remains that way for many Americans, for most in more recent times, it’s become the “unofficial start of summer,” and a day of
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ftsnadmin May 24, 2017 0 comments

Brown: Trump will come around on climate change

Carla Marinucci Politico SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown, one of the Democratic Party’s most outspoken critics of Republican climate change policy, said Wednesday he now believes that President Donald Trump is a political “realist” who will likely listen to what Pope Francis, China and other world leaders are
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ftsnadmin May 19, 2017 0 comments

LA sheriff says feds should restore military gear for police

The sheriff told the House Judiciary Committee that it was critical for the federal government to reconsider the curtailment of a program that provided the equipment Michael Balsamo Associated Press via PoliceOne LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department said Wednesday that federal officials should restore
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How police are using soundwave technology for crowd control

PoliceOne The Long Range Acoustic Device, a hailing and audio broadcast tool, was developed as a direct result of the Oct. 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole. Terrorists on a small boat blew a large hole in the USS Cole, killing 17 and wounding 39 sailors aboard. After the
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ftsnadmin May 28, 2017 0 comments

China intensifies its Orwellian policies with the world’s biggest DNA database

Frances Bloomfield NaturalNews Beginning in the early 2000s, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has been building a searchable, national DNA database as part of their police information project, Golden Shield. As of 2015, the “Forensic Science DNA Database System” has amassed over 44 million “miscellaneous data entries” from more
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ftsnadmin May 27, 2017 0 comments

DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising

Lauren McCauley Common Dreams The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation’s attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global outrage and a fierce
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ftsnadmin May 23, 2017 0 comments

The European Union Wants to Censor Hate Speech on Social Media

Scott Shackford| Reason In America, civil libertarians frequently have to remind citizens that there’s no “hate speech” exemption to the First Amendment. But our First Amendment doesn’t fly in Europe, and now the European Union (EU) may be about to mandate censorship rules for social media. EU ministers today approved
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ftsnadmin May 22, 2017 0 comments

Optimism in the Vatican on the eve of Trump’s visit to Pope Francis

Gerald O’Connell America Magazine President Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis are scheduled to meet for the first time at 8:30 a.m., Rome time, on Wednesday, May 24. Vatican officials contacted by America, who spoke on condition of anonymity, consider the meeting of the utmost importance given the role of
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ftsnadmin May 16, 2017 0 comments

Facial recognition installed in female university dormitory in China – to keep out ‘strangers’

Neil Connor The Telegraph One of China’s top universities has installed facial recognition in a female dormitory to ensure the building is off limits to non-residents. The scanners were introduced by Beijing Normal University last month over security concerns, and will be rolled out to another nine female dormitory buildings
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ftsnadmin May 12, 2017 0 comments

Russian Company Adds Pre-Crime Emotional Recognition Tech To Surveillance Cameras

Nicholas West Activist Post Nearly all areas of the modern world have now adopted some form of surveillance camera apparatus. With the concurrent rise in biometric identification technology, we are now entering the next phase of unprecedented privacy reduction: surveillance cameras equipped with real-time facial recognition, tied into police departments.
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ftsnadmin May 12, 2017 0 comments

China’s Spending $500 Billion to Reshape the World in Its Image

Bloomberg China is one of the few countries in the world today with money to spend, and Xi Jinping is ready to write some checks. China’s president will host almost 30 world leaders in Beijing on Sunday at the first Belt and Road Forum, the centerpiece of a soft-power push
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ftsnadmin May 12, 2017 0 comments

Ransomware infections reported worldwide

BBC News A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world. Screenshots of a well known program that locks computers and demands a payment in Bitcoin have been shared online by parties claiming to be affected. There have been reports of infections in the
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