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Weekly Wrap 2.9.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Her case garnered national headlines, provoking questions about the criminal justice system and the criminalization of black women and girls.
Two seasons in, The Good Place offers plenty of conversation prompts about the afterlife.
Trump Leans Into Christian Nationalism in Prayer Breakfast Speech
While avoiding the policy pronouncements that marked last year, Trump at this year’s breakfast spoke of a desire to “worship without fear” — a nod to religious freedom concerns often expressed by evangelical leaders.
Nancy Pelosi Quotes from Bible in Filibuster-Style Speech for Dreamers
"The parable of the good Samaritan is one that has been used over and over again to welcome strangers," Pelosi said. "Samaritans were not friends to the person that the Samaritan saved. But he was a man of justice."
Televangelist Suggests Christians Do Not Need the Flu Shot
The Copeland family has a history of discouraging their followers from getting vaccinated. In 2013, Eagle Mountain International Church, a church in Newark, Texas founded by the Copelands, came under fire after a measles outbreak was linked to members of their church. Twenty-one people contracted measles after an unvaccinated person caught the disease overseas and visited the church.
Thousands March for NHS Funding in U.K.
The People's Assembly responded in a statement that they were campaigning against an American-style healthcare system that is "expensive, inefficient and unjust.
International Evangelical Leaders Condemn Fujimori Pardon in Peru
"We believe that this pardon does not contribute to the process of national reconciliation because it turns its back on the victims and because it is the product of apparent pact of impunity. We believe that without sincere repentance and without meeting the expectation of justice and reparation for those whose rights were trampled an authentic reconciliation cannot exist and cannot be achieved."
ICE Raids 77 Northern California Businesses
The sweep comes in the wake of nationwide ICE raids of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores that resulted in dozens of arrests less than a month ago.
Weekly Wrap 2.2.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Is any new job a good job? As cities scramble to lure Amazon’s HQ2, a look at what the massive influx of warehouse jobs has changed cities.
“Maria Rocha, a teacher in San Antonio, Texas, says it's gut wrenching, but she's trying not to show it in front of her third-graders. … It's even harder, she says, because some of her students are also at risk of being deported.”
“We aren’t sure what was different this year, usually he either calls for six more weeks of winter or an early spring, not unending self-inflicted spiritual torment.” #2018
Rep. Joe Kennedy: 'Our Country Will Be Judged by the Promises We Keep'
"We are bombarded with one false choice after another. Coal miners or single moms, rural communities or inner cities. The coast or the heartland. ...[But] we choose both. We fight for both, because the greatest, strongest, richest nation in the world should not have to leave anyone behind."
Cleveland Indians to Remove ‘Chief Wahoo’ Logo from Uniforms in 2019
“Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the Indians organization about the club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During our constructive conversations, Paul Dolan made clear that there are fans who have a longstanding attachment to the logo and its place in the history of the team."