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Billboards touting a free press greet Trump and Putin in Helsinki

International | Plus Brunson to trial, Iranians get a second chance in Vienna, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/16/18, 01:27 pm

FINLAND: Billboards in Helsinki reminding U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin of the value of a free press greeted the leaders as they made their way to Monday’s summit meeting.

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School values transgender lessons over parental rights

Family | A California school board refuses to notify parents of in-class gender flips
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/22/17, 03:52 pm

A California charter school embroiled in controversy about a lesson to kindergarteners on transgenderism is not backing down. On Monday, the Sacramento-area school board rejected a proposal by parents to allow children to opt out of lessons on gender identity.

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Police hunt for more suspects in Finland knife attack

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/18/17, 01:11 pm

At least two people died and several others were injured in a knife attack Friday in Turku, Finland. Police shot one suspect in the leg after the attack and are looking for any accomplices. On Twitter, authorities asked people to leave and avoid central Turku. Finnish Interior Minister Paula Risikko said the country was tightening security after the incident.

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