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Hate crimes. Hate Crimes Rose 8 Percent in 2006 "Hate crime incidents rose nearly 8 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, as civil rights advocates increasingly take to the streets to protest what they call official indifference to intimidation and attacks against blacks and other minorities." FBI: Hate crimes ...

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the latest news on Bangladesh, Iraq, President, Congress, Pakistan, Children's health insurance, Food pantries, Iran, Climate change, Abortion, Episcopal church, Religious right, and selected Op-Eds.

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Bangladesh. Bangladesh: 10,000 feared dead "Up to 10,000 people are feared to have died in Bangladesh's worst cyclone in more than a decade." Bangladesh storm toll tops 3,000 "Aid poured into Bangladesh today as the death toll from Cyclone Sidr spiralled above ...

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the latest news on the budget, Iran, Iraq funding, Katrina aid, Pakistan, Darfur, Somalia, the Democrats' debate, Barry Bonds, and select op-eds

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Budget. House Falls Short in Vote to Override Veto "House Democrats were unable to override President Bush's veto of a key domestic spending bill yesterday, forcing the party back to the drawing board on some of its most important domestic initiatives, including early-childhood education and heating-bill payments for the elderly."

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Catholics and election. Bishops issue guidelines for Catholic voters " Catholic voters who back candidates because of their support for abortion or other "assaults on human life" would be "guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil," according to a statement adopted Wednesday by U.S. Catholic bishops."

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Budget. Bush Veto Sets Up Clash on Budget "A budget dispute erupted into a full-scale battle Tuesday as President Bush vetoed the Democrats' top-priority domestic spending bill and the party's Senate leader threatened to withhold war funding if the president does not agree to pull out of Iraq."

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United Nations. "The intensifying war of words between Iran and the United States reached the floor of the United Nations last night when the Iranian president accused America and Britain of violating international law."

Global poverty. "Over two-thirds of the world's 50 poorest countries are experiencing increases in extreme poverty."

Religion. "Evangelical Christianity, born in England and nurtured in the [...]

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Bush at the UN. On Darfur, "Mr. Bush urged Sudanese leaders to approve a peacekeeping force there to end what his administration has called genocide."

Red Letter Christians. Sojourners/Call to Renewal launched "Red Letter Christians," a group of progressive Christian communicators broadening the discussion of "moral values."

Faith Based Initiative. "The Bush administration's faith-based initiative is reaching only a [...]

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Darfur. "A global day of action is held calling for peace in Darfur... Activists rallied in several major cities, calling on Sudan to allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur, where tens of thousands of people have been killed."

Interrogation. "President Bush's national security adviser signaled on Sunday that he was seeking a compromise with the Republican senators who are rebelling against the administration's proposal to explicitly permit [...]

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