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State Department staffer outed as white nationalist

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/09/19, 12:49 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department has suspended an employee accused of secretly serving as a prominent member of the white nationalist movement.

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Lehigh County

Court rules in favor of cross on seal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/09/19, 10:44 am

A federal court decision Thursday about a Pennsylvania county’s seal bodes well for religious symbols in public settings throughout the country. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Lehigh County can keep the Latin cross on its seal because it has historical and cultural significance beyond its meaning as a Christian symbol. The 3rd Circuit judges followed a new precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer in the case of the Bladensburg cross, a 40-foot World War I monument in Maryland that a group of atheists wanted taken down.

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680 arrested in immigration raids

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/08/19, 01:45 pm

Immigration officials have released dozens of the 680 people arrested Wednesday at Mississippi food plants. A large-scale raid targeted illegal immigrants at seven chicken processing facilities. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said it would release detainees who met certain conditions such as pregnant women or those who hadn’t faced immigration proceedings previously.

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