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Weekly Wrap 2.15.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Parkland anniversary, sexual abuse and reformation, prisoners of hope, urban agriculture, deconstruction, and more!
US Supreme Court Denies Request for Imam's Presence During Execution
A Muslim man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, as originally scheduled, after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the execution, denying his request for an imam's presence in the execution chamber.
Attorneys for Domineque Ray, 42, had argued that Alabama's execution policy favored Christian inmates because a chaplain is allowed in the room, often kneeling next to the death row prisoner, and praying with the inmate if requested.
Weekly Wrap 2.8.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
The Catholic Right, state of the union, Sandra Cisneros, blackface, problems with “Religious Left,” and more!
Pope Francis Acknowledges Longstanding Sexual Abuse of Nuns
He pointed out that this is not a new problem, confirming that the Catholic Church knew about the abuses against nuns even if the public did not.
Weekly Wrap 2.1.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Polar vortex, global warming, assimilation, Kirk Franklin, women leading churches, Democratic Socialism’s biblical values, and more!
Shutdown Deal Reached to Reopen Government for Three Weeks
Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, President Trump announced that a deal had been reached to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.
U.S. to Start Sending Asylum Seekers to Mexico on Friday
The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration.
The policy, dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and first announced on Dec. 20, will return migrants, including non-Mexicans, who cross the U.S. southern border back to wait in Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in U.S. immigration courts.
Weekly Wrap 1.25.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Americans’ global warming concerns, Roma’s Yalitza Aparacio, clergy abuse survivors, Catholic curricula and Native Americans, sex robots, and more!
SCOTUS' Inaction on DACA Undercuts Trump's Shutdown Proposal
The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily closed the door on President Donald Trump's effort to end protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants with the justices again silent on Tuesday on three related appeals.
With the lower court’s ruling against the administration and the high court not yet taking action, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains in place for now, essentially maintaining the status quo for current DACA recipients. DACA protects about 700,000 immigrants, often called "Dreamers" based on the name of the Dream Act legislation that failed to pass Congress, from deportation and provides them work permits, though not a path to citizenship.
Weekly Wrap 1.17.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
- I’ve Talked to With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know
“They struggle in the absence of information.”
With Brexit, the chumocrats who drew borders from India to Ireland are getting a taste of their own medicine.
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