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Government Spying Program

July 29, 2013

Recent revelations from Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, have alarmed many people around the world. In June, Snowden released information to the media and made claims that the NSA has the ability to track and monitor nearly all email and phone correspondence from American


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Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria

May 23, 2013

In March 2013, President Obama announced that he would investigate evidence of chemical weapons being used by the Syrian military against the rebels. He stated that if evidence of chemical weapons was found that it would be a “game changer” with regard to U.S. involvement in the war. At this point the United States has not made any formal involvement in the war, but there is a growing body of evidence that...


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The Kermit Gosnell Trial

April 16, 2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is a former abortion clinic doctor who has been charged with murdering several babies who survived his abortion procedures. The trial is a high-profile case which raises questions about the exact timing in which a baby is considered to be a human life. Ordinary abortions take place within the first few weeks of a pregnancy, but Gosnell practiced what is known as late-term abortions, which take place...


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North Dakota’s New Abortion Law

April 03, 2013

North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple recently signed three new abortion laws into place. Of the three laws, the most controversial is a requirement that all abortions be conducted before a...


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