Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
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Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel’s Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: “Take your hands off our schools.” Private Christian schools are among Israel’s highest ranked educational institutions, … Continue reading

Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless
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Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life’s daunting difficulties. Redford was the commencement speaker Sunday at Maine’s Colby College. He received an honorary degree of fine arts from … Continue reading

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Police were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas restaurant. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said authorities had received threats against law enforcement “throughout the night” from biker groups … Continue reading