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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an...More >>
Alabama lawmakers are applauding the US Supreme Court for protecting prayer, following their 5-4 vote approving prayer at a New York town's council meeting.
Two women sued city officials in New York over invocations at monthly public sessions on government. The Supreme Court said the council did not violate the First Amendment.
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard released a statement Monday expressing his support for the high court's decision.
"I applaud the United States Supreme Court's decision today to support and protect legislative prayer," said Speaker Hubbard. "Legislative prayer dates back to the very foundation of our democracy and it is a practice that is embedded into the rules of the Alabama Legislature. I will continue to support the right of Alabamians to express their religious beliefs in government forums despite attacks by the ACLU and other liberal groups determined to remove any discussion of God and His greatness in Alabama and across the nation."