Ever since Peter and Paul had opposing views about ministry to the Gentiles, there have been divisions in the Christian church. But rarely in the course of church history have differences among Christians been so exploited and manipulated for political gain by those outside the church as is the case today.
Burma to Free Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, is set to be released just days after Myanmar's upcoming election, government officials have said.
Congress Goes Home. It was a wild finish on Capitol Hill just after midnight Thursday as lawmakers approved a stopgap spending measure, authorized NASA space programs and, for the first time in several years, managed to adopt the annual intelligence policy bill. Then, they raced home to preserve their own jobs.
Ecuador. Ecuador's military staged a spectacular rescue Thursday night to free President Rafael Correa, who'd been holed up in a hospital for more than 12 hours by a police uprising that threatened the nation's stability.
Quote of the day. "I don't think there's any question that we're going to have a greater number of these cases and that these cases are going to reach (suspects from) more parts of the world. It's something we have to do. We owe it to our citizens and we owe it to the world." U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, of the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions unit on why tracking down war criminals and human rights abusers is important. (USA Today)