Truancy laws that threatened to punish a piano prodigy for missing school in order to perform around the world have gotten national attention.

Atheists regularly claim that religion is a crutch for emotionally and intellectually weak people — or even a mental illness — but what do actual studies say?

As opposition to the Common Core curriculum grows, homeschooled students now outnumber private-school students in North Carolina.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who died September 8 at age 93, was hailed by a wide range of leaders for his generosity and for putting his Christian convictions before his business success.

 

During a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week, former Israeli President Shimon Peres urged the Catholic pontiff to help build a United Nations-like organization for different faiths dubbed the “Organization of United Religions.” Peres also referred to his proposed entity for “interfaith dialogue” as a “UN of religions.” While the pope was reportedly open to the idea, his spokesman suggested that no commitment was made to necessarily pursue it. Numerous prophecy watchers and analysts, meanwhile, highlighted news of the proposal as an important development with potentially deep prophetic implications.

Abortions are becoming increasingly rare in Wisconsin, and compassionate pro-life activism may be a major reason.

Pro-life leaders are blasting the tax-funded television network PBS for airing a documentary September 1 that glorified murdered late-term abortionist George Tiller while portraying as heroes the small handful of abortionists who continue the practice of killing pre-born babies during the third trimester of pregnancy.

While many have long warned that the legalization of "gay marriage" would lead to the same for polygamy, others have said this was an unfounded fear. But a recent court ruling is now making clear which side was correct.

The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely "voluntary." Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.

On September 1, 1983, the airwaves were abuzz with reports that a Korean Airlines flight that had either been shot down or forced down off the east coast of the Soviet Union. The New York Times noted that day: “Early reports said the plane ... had been forced down by Soviet Air Force planes and that all 240 passengers and 29 crew members were believed to be safe.”

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