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George W. Bush's veiled shots at Trump open new front in Republican civil war

(Worthy News) – A fresh battle in the Republican civil war flared Thursday as former President George W. Bush took veiled shots at President Trump in a speech that warned against the rising tide of ethno-nationalism on the Right. Bush sounded the alarm about “nationalism distorted into nativism,” chiding that American identity “is not determined…

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Senate paves the way for tax reform by passing a budget

(Worthy News) – The Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution late Thursday that will serve as the vehicle for comprehensive tax reform, the Republican Party’s top legislative goal. The measure passed 51-49, setting the stage for what will likely be a GOP-only push for tax reform in the coming weeks. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was…

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Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fire

(Worthy News) – The Israeli military says it has struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from the territory. The military says it “targeted the source of the fire” on Thursday but declined to say what it hit. Earlier in the day, the military said a mortar fell in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, what…

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CIA Director: Iran deal 'failed' to permanently block Tehran's path to nukes

(Worthy News) – The Iran nuclear deal failed to permanently cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon, as well as thwart its Middle East terror activities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Thursday. US President Donald Trump had concluded the deal had only delayed Iran’s nuclear program, and that “the notion that…

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Haley to UN Security Council: Don't turn a blind eye to Iran

(Worthy News) – The UN Security Council must not ignore Iran’s aggressive behavior, its ballistic missile testing and its violation of this body’s resolutions regarding its military activity, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday. She urged the 15-member body in New York to follow in the footsteps of the United…

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Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park

(Worthy News) – A Chinese house church pastor, her daughter, and her young grandson have been arrested, weeks after being accused of overstepping the country’s newly tightened religious restrictions. Chinese officials warned Xu Shizhen in August that publicly sharing her faith puts her in violation of the government policy. It wasn’t her first run-in with…

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Federal court rules World War I memorial cross must be torn down

(Worthy News) – Back in 1925, the American Legion erected a memorial in Bladensburg, Md., to honor the memory of 49 men who perished during World War I. The 40-foot tall memorial became known as the “Peace Cross.” In 2014, the American Humanist Association — a group that believes in “being good without a god”…

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Pro-life groups rally as late-term abortion clinic opens in Bethesda

(Worthy News) – More than 100 pro-life activists rallied Tuesday outside an abortion clinic that opened its doors this week in Bethesda, reigniting a seven-year war to drive one of the nation’s most notorious late-term abortionists out of Maryland. LeRoy Carhart began performing abortions through all nine months of pregnancy at his Germantown clinic in…

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Catalan lawmakers protest jailing of secession leaders

(Worthy News) – About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in Spain’s parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. Wednesday’s protest in Madrid lasted around 15 seconds before the lawmakers heeded warnings that they were out of order and sat down. The demonstration…

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