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Today's Breaking News
Around the World
US and allies urge UN action against Iran for missile launches
The United States and three allies are calling for a Security Council meeting to formulate an "appropriate response" to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a UN resolution and to threaten Israel.
Sign of the Times: 'Temple of Baal' to Go Up in New York, London
A reproduction of the Temple of Baal is coming to New York's Times Square next month as a tribute to the 2,000-year-old original structure that was destroyed by ISIS last year in Palmyra, Syria.
Khamenei says missiles, not just talks, key to Iran's future
Iran's top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic's future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles.
Pentagon Concerned by Chinese Anti-Ship Missile Firing
China has deployed anti-ship cruise missiles on a disputed South China Sea island and the missiles are raising new concerns in the Pentagon over Beijing's growing militarization of the vital strategic waterway.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Quartet envoys in Jerusalem to work toward restarting peace talks
Envoys from the Middle East Quartet, made up of the US, Russia, EU and UN, met in Jerusalem earlier this week to work on a report it is expected to release in a number of months on the steps needed to create a political environment conducive to a relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
You can't make it up. UN names democratic Israel as world's top human rights violator
According to the United Nations, the most evil country in the world today is Israel. On March 24, 2016, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) wrapped up its annual meeting in New York by condemning only one country for violating women's rights anywhere on the planet -- Israel, for violating the rights of Palestinian women.
Israeli Arabs warn gov't: Razing Beduin settlement is 'declaration of war'
Thousands of Arabs protested across the country on Wednesday to mark the 40th annual Land Day with a major event held in the Negev where community leaders threatened resistance to government plans to destroy an unrecognized Beduin village.
Israel Rejects Effort by Democrats to Launch Legal Probe of Jewish State
The Israeli government on Wednesday pushed back against a new effort by Democrats to pressure the Obama administration into launching a probe of alleged Israeli human rights violations, a move that could threaten U.S. military aid to the Jewish state.

Inside the United States
FBI Investigating Reports Of 17 Men Chanting, Firing Off Shots In Apple Valley
The FBI on Tuesday continued to investigate an incident in which 17 men were detained for reportedly firing off hundreds of rounds in a remote part of Apple Valley.
FDA expands abortion-pill access in states seeking limits
Guidelines the Food and Drug Administration issued Wednesday could expand women's access to an abortion-inducing pill in states that have sought to limit its use.
Most Americans support torture for terror suspects: Poll
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the use of torture to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll -- a level of support typically seen in countries such as Nigeria where militant attacks are common.
Former intel chief: Record number of spies in U.S.
There are more foreign spies in the United States today than ever before, a former House intelligence chairman said Wednesday.
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor, vetoes religious liberty bill
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday kept his promise to veto a bill that would have allowed religious parishes and wedding vendors to decline service to same-sex couples.

U.S. Politics
Poll: Cruz leaves Trump in the dust in Wisconsin
Ted Cruz has surged to a 10-point lead over a stagnant Donald Trump in next week's Wisconsin GOP presidential primary, according to a survey out Wednesday from the state's most reliable pollster.
Donald Trump stumbles over policy as media presses harder for specifics
Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to impose criminal punishment against women who seek abortions in violation of the law -- then recanted just hours later, as the GOP presidential front-runner continues to try to calibrate his stances with his new political party.
Sanders reportedly left off D.C. primary ballot after Democratic Party error
Washington primary voters may not get to feel the Bern. Because of an error by the D.C. Democratic Party, Sen. Bernard Sanders' name is not on the ballot, according to a report by WRC-TV, the local NBC affiliate.
Federal Judge Grants 'Discovery' in Clinton Email Case
A second federal judge has granted discovery to a watchdog group seeking records from Hillary Clinton's State Department, an unusual move that gives new credibility to claims that State officials intentionally evaded public records laws.

Christian News
Pakistan: 70 Killed, 300 wounded in Easter bombing
At least 70 people have been killed and more than 300 wounded in a suicide bombing targeting Christians celebrating Easter in Lahore, Pakistan.
Only 41% of British 'Christians' say they believe in a Creator while 18% say they do not, new survey shows
Not even half of the British people who identify themselves as Christians say they believe in a Creator while 18 percent say they do not have such a belief, according to a new survey.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Russian air force bombing Islamic State effectively, Pentagon concedes
After months of condemning Russia's military incursion into Syria as merely propping up a brutal regime, the Pentagon conceded on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin’s air force has begun to strike the Islamic State terrorist army.
Top US General: 'No Doubt' Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime
The top U.S. general says he has 'no doubt' that Russian intervention in Syria propped up the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Putin poised to rake in the rubles with arms deals after testing new weapons in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin's military campaign in support of Syrian ally Bashar Assad has not only earned Moscow new clout and prestige in the region.
North Korea fires short-range missile along its coast
North Korea test-fired a short-range missile on its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, amid heightened tension over the isolated country's nuclear and rocket programs.
Iran Expands Covert Ballistic Missile Program, Dismisses US Sanctions
Iran is covertly expanding an underground network of ballistic missile construction and testing sites, despite new U.S. sanctions aimed at deterring the Islamic Republic's illicit program, which is believed to be focused on the delivery of a nuclear warhead.
Islamic State 'planning attack on Jewish children in Turkey'
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has made 'advanced plans' to kill Jewish children in Turkey by attacking kindergartens, schools and youth centres, it was reported on Monday.
3-D printing to bring Ba'al arch destroyed by ISIS back to life
A towering arch of an ancient temple to Ba'al in Palmyra, Syria, that has been mostly destroyed by ISIS terrorists will be recreated by a huge 3-D printer and put on display in New York City this spring, officials said on Monday. The institute plans to construct approximately 1,000 such versions of the arch in cities throughout the world.
Russia's Putin, Iran's Rouhani agree to cooperate closely on Syria
The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed on Monday to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad.
North Korea propaganda video shows nuclear strike on U.S.
North Korea released a propaganda video on Saturday depicting a nuclear strike on Washington warning 'American imperialists' not to provoke the communist nation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
ISIS is planning a major attack in Israel
While Islamic State (ISIS) attacks in Europe and massacres in Syria and Iraq have dominated the headlines in recent months, the radical Islamic terror group may be shifting its focus, placing a greater emphasis on Israel and the United States.
Temple Institute Launches Program to Register Priests for New Temple
The Temple Institute on Monday announced a new initiative to identify, select and register kohanim who would be eligible to prepare the Red Heifer, as part of reinstating worship at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem when it is rebuilt.

Inside the United States
Ga. governor yields to corporate pressure, vetoes religious liberty bill
The influence of the entertainment and business lobbies was powerfully felt Monday when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal knuckled under to a tidal wave of pressure by vetoing a religious liberty bill.
Obama extends cyberemergency, sanctions authority
President Obama on Tuesday extended the national emergency he declared last year on the threat of cyberattacks, which is related to an executive order enabling the Treasury Department to levy financial sanctions on governments, businesses or individuals tied to cyberintrusions on U.S. systems.
Suspect shot, in custody after drawing weapon at Capitol complex, officials say
A gunman was shot by Capitol Police Monday afternoon and later taken into custody, officials said, after drawing a weapon on officers at the tourist-heavy U.S. Capitol Visitor Center -- an incident that sent the Capitol complex and the White House into lockdown.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper won't defend transgender law in court
McCrory signed the bill, called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, last Wednesday after it was passed by the North Carolina Senate. The law was in response to Charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.
States' rights advocates eye convention to bypass Congress, amend Constitution
What if a supermajority of states could override a federal law or Supreme Court ruling? That's just one idea being proposed by advocates of a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution.
Pentagon Orders Hundreds of Military Family Members to Leave Turkey
The State Department and Pentagon have issued a departure order to family members of American military personnel and diplomats in Turkey, citing increased threats from terrorist groups.
Planned Parenthood target of state-by-state strategy
Though congressional Republicans' bid to defund Planned Parenthood was vetoed by President Barack Obama, anti-abortion activists and politicians are achieving a growing portion of their goal with an aggressive state-by-state strategy.

U.S. Politics
New National Poll Numbers Show Closest Democratic Race of 2016
After suffering significant losses to Bernie Sanders last weekend in the Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii Democratic caucuses, Hillary Clinton finds herself in a closer race than she perhaps expected after rolling to a series of wins earlier this month.
Super PAC: Trump is in 'full-grade meltdown mode'
A political action committee is pushing back against claims that Ted Cruz's team was behind the idea of purchasing the rights to a picture of Melania Trump from a 2000 GQ photo shoot, and said the Texas senator's campaign was in no way involved in the PAC's use of her likeness in an anti-Donald Trump attack ad.

Christian News
Nigeria: Pastors kidnapped in Kaduna State
Unidentified gunmen last week kidnapped three United Church of Christ in Nigeria clerics in Kaduna State.
Christian translators killed in Wycliffe office raid
Four Christian Bible translators were killed when Muslim gunmen raided the Wycliffe Associates office in the Middle East last week.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Syria army vows to 'end IS' in Raqa, Deir Ezzor after Palmyra win
Syria's army vowed Sunday to follow its victory against the Islamic State group in the city of Palmyra with an advance against the jihadists in their other strongholds.
North Korea propaganda video shows nuclear strike on U.S.
North Korea released a propaganda video on Saturday depicting a nuclear strike on Washington warning 'American imperialists' not to provoke the communist nation.
Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants
The Pope said migrants often met rejection from those who could offer them welcome and assistance. He also condemned terrorism as a blind and brutal violence that should be fought with 'weapons of love'.
Police use water cannon as hundreds demonstrate in Brussels after attacks
Police used water cannon to control hundreds of rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for solidarity marches following Tuesday's bomb attacks to be postponed.
Palmyra victory shows Assad, Putin finally confronting Islamic State
The commanders of the Syrian army announced on state television Sunday that their troops had completed the recapture of Palmyra, the resonant, ancient city in the Syrian heartland 130 miles north of Damascus.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
NSA chief 'makes secret Israel trip to talk Iran, Hezbollah cyber-warfare'
The director of the US National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, reportedly paid a secret visit to Israel last week to discuss cooperation in cyber-defense, in particular to counter attacks by Iran and its Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah.
ISIS branch in Egypt's Sinai planning big operation in southern Israel
The ISIS affiliate in Egypt's Sinai peninsula plans to carry out a 'big operation' in southern Israel, which will include an attack on the resort city of Eilat, a militant close to the group warned.
Israel's Supreme Court shoots down gas deal
Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday overturned the government's landmark deal to begin pumping natural gas, handing a painful blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a consortium of energy companies.
Hezbollah still far from realizing its goal of attacking Israel from Syria
The Assad regime's military has seized Palmyra in recent days, and the Iranian-backed Shi'ite axis in Syria, of which Hezbollah is a core member, appears to be gaining in strength.

Inside the United States
Law Enforcement Investigators Seek Out Private DNA Databases
Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.
Obama's next gift to Iran means breaking another promise to America
In the drive for Senate approval of Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, the administration repeatedly said Tehran would be denied access to the US financial system. Looks like it's about to get it after all. The move would not only give Iran financial resources well beyond the $150 billion it's already pocketed under the nuke deal, it would also leave all the remaining economic sanctions in tatters.
Volcano Erupts in Southwest Alaska; Sends Ash 20,000 Feet
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air.

U.S. Politics
Why Bernie Sanders' West Coast Blowouts Matter
Bernie Sanders did not just win all three states that voted this weekend -- Washington, Alaska and Hawaii -- he won them by overwhelming, impressive margins. The presidential hopeful won every county in Washington, and some of his biggest victory margins came from the state's most rural and traditionally conservative areas.
Trump: Palestinians must stop terror for peace deal
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump outlined his views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an interview published Sunday, saying he is under the impression that the overwhelming majority of Israelis really do want to make peace, but that he has doubts the Palestinians feel the same way.
Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom
Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton's private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases.

Christian News
Islamic State crucifies Catholic priest on Good Friday
The Islamic State committed a grisly Good Friday commemoration, crucifying a Catholic priest.
At least 70 killed in Pakistan bombing targeting Christians
An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 70 people, officials told the Associated Press.
Britain must defend its Christian values against terrorism, David Cameron says
David Cameron has declared that Britain is built on 'Christian values' -- and must defend them against terrorism.