The Supreme Court is breaking down the barrier between church and state in their latest ruling. Maine gives taxpayer money to families who live in areas that don’t have public high schools, but that public money is banned from being used in schools that offer religious instruction. In a six to three decision, the Supreme Court ruled that this is religious discrimination.
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A right-wing evangelical activist was caught on tape bragging that she prayed with Supreme Court justices. The court’s majority cited a legal brief that her group filed while overturning Roe v. Wade
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Courtesy of Lilli MartiniThis story contains graphic imagesI’d been to the July 4 parade in Highland Park so many times. This time, I went with my cousin and her boyfriend, plus another 5-year-old cousin and her grandmother. We walked in the pets and children’s march that comes right before the main parade and then rushed to our seats in front of Walker Bros. pancake house to take it all in—like I had done almost every year of my life.The ambulances and poli
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an evangelical Christian football coach in Bremerton, Washington, had the right to pray on the field after games. So what if the coach had been Muslim or Jewish?
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GoFundMeA married couple in their 30s whose toddler is now terrifyingly alone. A preschool teacher. A great-grandfather visiting from Mexico. A financial adviser who rode the train daily. These are some of the lives that were snuffed out by the gunman who opened fire on the Highland Park Fourth of July parade on Monday. A little over a day after the killing stopped, officials released the names of all but one fatal victim of the latest mass shooting nightmare in America. They identified the dece
The mother of the suspect in Monday’s deadly mass shooting in Highland Park has been at the center of some police contact for hours on Tuesday, as well as with a SWAT team in the hours after the shooting.
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What states in the Southwest have failed to do is curtail growth and agriculture that is, of course, water-driven
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Suspected parade gunman traveled to Wisconsin after shooting and Milwaukee's chances of hosting RNC may have improved
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Hollywood producer David Pearce, accused of murdering two women, may have more victims, prosecutors say
A Beverly Hills man has been charged with murder for the deaths of two women and there may be more victims, Los Angeles DA George Gascón said Tuesday at a press conference.
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“Her dashboard lights turned on, and then the entire car turned off.”
Last month, Insider published an explosive report about a former SpaceX flight attendant who accused SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk of propositioning her for sex in 2016 and to whom the company paid $250,000 to keep quiet. Musk called the story "a politically motivated hit piece," while SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell came to Musk's defense in a company-wide email, writing: “Personally, I believe the allegations to be false; not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and never seen nor heard anything resembling these allegations." Alas, a new and far more damaging Insider report is putting Shotwell — and every other executive insider Musk's various companies — in an even more uncomfortable position.
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A Roadside Attraction In Georgia Was Bombed After A Far-Right Candidate Promoted Conspiracy Theories About It
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it doesn't know who is responsible for the explosion, which caused significant damage.View Entire Post ›
Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are 'flush for the moment'
Lack of childcare and well-paid jobs might be driving the labor shortage. Mitch McConnell thinks March 2021 stimulus checks are to blame.
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The July 4 Highland Park shooting was one of 314 mass shootings in the US this year. Here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firearm deaths.
While no country is exactly like America, other nations have taken steps to reduce firearm violence, like buying back and destroying guns in bulk.
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Jim Vondruska/GettyIn this age of databases, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives should have needed nothing more than the serial number to immediately identify who purchased the AR-15 style rifle used to murder seven people and wound 60 more after the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois.But just as a skewed interpretation of the Second Amendment makes obtaining such weapons much too easy, those who fear the government is going to grab their guns have cod
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The Nixa Republican, Missouri Rep. Tricia Derges, was found guilty of 22 federal charges by a jury last week.
Tearful WWII vet says on his 100th birthday that current state of America is 'not what they died for'
A U.S. veteran who saw action in World War II lamented the current state of the country while celebrating his 100th birthday. Carl Spurlin Dekel, who spent his special day on June 29 with friends and family, broke down in tears as he told Fox13 in an interview shared the day after that his fellow soldiers did not die in the war for what America has now purportedly become.
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STORY: A large portion of the structure was destroyed before dawn on Wednesday when "unknown individuals detonated an explosive device," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said on its Twitter feed.The collection of gray monoliths was erected in 1980 in the middle of a large field near the town of Elberton, Georgia, off Highway 77, and is listed as a tourist attraction by the state's travel site and the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce.The GBI said the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, which has joined it and other agencies investigating the incident, discovered the damage when its officers responded to the blast.Few additional details were provided, and it was left unclear whether authorities observed the explosion themselves or whether it was seen or heard by others and reported to police.Aerial footage by ABC affiliate WSB-TV shows one of the structure's five monoliths crumbled into jagged pieces strewn about the ground, and a chunk of the monument's roof broken off at one corner. A large number of investigators and their vehicles were visible at the scene, about 100 miles (160.93 km) east of Georgia's capital.
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"I know I'm young," Nyekuoth Manyuan told CBS News. "But the food's been taken away, and I want my family to survive."
- Business Insider
A recent spate of mass shootings has prompted renewed calls for gun control in the US. Japan may offer some insight into preventing future attacks.