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Remembering a forgotten WWI hero, Private Harry Spratlin

HULL, Ga. – A government-issue tombstone stands as a silent sentinel over Pvt. Harry L. Spratlin, a World War I soldier killed in action on Oct. 15, 1918, only weeks before the signing of the armistice that brought an end to the hostilities.

POLICY DIGEST: S.C. enacts abortion ban; Texas rejects 10 Commandments in schools

South Carolina Baptists celebrate six-week abortion ban; Ten Commandments bill fails in Texas Legislature.

Couple killed at Texas mall shooting along with 3-year-old son had ‘perfect synergy’

DALLAS (AP) — Kyu Cho had a generous spirit and joyous belly laugh that delighted his friends. His wife, Cindy Cho, was quieter, described by those who knew her as sweet and kind. Together, the parents of two young sons complemented each other perfectly, strong in their faith and devoted to family and friends.

Religious broadcasters seek to reverse California law they say would repress speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (RNS) — The National Religious Broadcasters, an association of Christian media outlets, has joined a lawsuit seeking to block a California law that requires social media companies to publish their policies on removing hate speech from their platforms.

Tim Keller, retired New York megachurch pastor and bestselling author, dies at 72

(RNS)— Tim Keller, an influential Presbyterian Church in America minister who founded a network of evangelical Christian churches in New York City, has died.

Man indicted on 98 charges including hate crimes for 2022 shooting at Taiwanese church in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding five others at a Southern California church luncheon last year has been charged with dozens of federal hate crimes in connection with the attack, which investigators said was motivated by political hatred of Taiwan.

Effort to revive ERA falls short in Senate

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Senate rejected an attempt Thursday (April 27) to revive the Equal Rights Amendment more than four decades after the controversial proposal passed its deadline for ratification.

In aftermath of mass shooting, Alabama pastor spends days ministering to community

DADEVILLE, Ala. (BP) – “Say that again.” Ben Hayes’ phone had rung moments before, waking him up, and he was trying to understand what he had just heard. He didn’t feel like it could be real, so he asked the caller to repeat herself.

FIRST-PERSON: When breaking news breaks our hearts

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Breaking news is a commonly used headline for some current event that demands our attention. Many times breaking news breaks our hearts.

Inflation, while abating, still a force for consumers

DALLAS (BP) – Inflation continues to fall since peaking last June but remains well above the preferred level of the Federal Reserve.