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Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

Newsworthy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/22/15, 12:10 pm

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U.S. journalism courses empower Cubans to fight censorship

Media
by Katlyn Babyak
Posted 6/03/15, 04:00 pm

Thirty Cubans are taking journalism courses taught by U.S. professors, despite risking arrest and harassment. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana, which replaced the U.S. Embassy in 1977, hosts the free weekly sessions via video link. The U.S. Interests Section also offers English and technology classes.

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Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/29/15, 01:30 pm

LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to continue receiving government funds. This could apply to the largest Christian aid organizations—groups like World Vision, World Relief, and Samaritan’s Purse—who receive funds through USAID to administer food and other relief all over the world.

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