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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
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Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
TROY, AL (WSFA) -
Troy University is responding to allegations that it's violating the First Amendment.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims a new 376-bed dorm built for religious students is against the law. When the university opened the Newman Center this year, university officials said it was open to students of all faiths.
In a letter to Troy, the group wrote that preferring religious students over nonreligious students violated state and federal housing laws.
Troy responded with its own letter saying that misunderstandings may have occurred and that "the Newman Center is not for religious students nor are students of any religious group given preference over others."
"Religious affiliation, or lack therof, is not a criterion for on-campus housing at Troy in any of its facilities," the letter stated.
The letter also stated the university doesn't keep statistics concerning the religious affiliations of students.
Monday, October 14 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-10-15 03:47:14 GMT
For the second time in one-week, a national civil liberties group has set its sights on Alabama. This time, it's Troy University getting an ear full from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. At issueMore >>
For the second time in one-week, a national civil liberties group has set its sights on Alabama. This time, it's Troy University getting an ear full from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.More >>
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