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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

07/18/2014 12:21pm
Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, administer courts, and have even set up an export system of smuggled crude from oil fields they have seized.

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

07/18/2014 2:01pm
President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

Minister: Methodist church appeals 'refrocking'

07/18/2014 4:21pm
A Methodist minister ousted and then reinstated after performing his son's gay marriage said Friday that a church official is appealing his refrocking.

LDS Church announces date for Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking

07/18/2014 9:20pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the date for the Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking.