Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
Education

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

What will get Europe’s economy rolling again?
Europe / International News / Lifestyle

What will get Europe’s economy rolling again?

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — What’s behind Europe’s sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going? The European Central Bank convened prominent economists this week to probe those questions at the Penha Longa golf resort amid steep, densely forested hills near the town of Sintra, Portugal, a … Continue reading

Crowds gather for annual White House Easter egg roll
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Crowds gather for annual White House Easter egg roll

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday and used the occasion to tout the fifth anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to get kids to eat healthy and exercise. The theme of this year’s egg roll is #GimmeFive. Event participants are encouraged to identify … Continue reading

Health

White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Friday that decisions about vaccinations should be left to parents, but the science on vaccinations “is really clear.” Some parents continue to believe debunked … Continue reading