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NYU rejects Chinese dissident's accusations

by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/18/13, 01:20 pm

Officials at New York University (NYU) denied claims by blind Chinese dissident Chen Guancheng that the school is ousting him because of pressure from the Chinese government.

NYU officials confirmed that Chen’s academic fellowship would end this month but denied Chen’s assertions that the Chinese government pressured the university to force him out as NYU prepared to open a campus in Shanghai. NYU leaders said they told Chen months ago that his fellowship would last only a year. 

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Persecution myth?

Religion | A new book claims Christian martyrdom was fabricated, but the present sheds light on the past
by Raymond Ibrahim
Posted 5/17/13, 01:00 am

Christian martyrdom under the militant Roman Empire has long been an unquestioned historical fact, but Candida Moss in her new book The Myth of Persecution (HarperOne, March 2013) claims that many of history’s best known narratives of Christian martyrs were entirely fabricated.

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Globe Trot: Did U.S. farm bill worsen Somali famine?

by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/10/13, 01:07 pm

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