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Megan Quellhorst

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The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions

Monday, June 30, 2014

Today was the last day of the Supreme Court's term, and the justices handed down two major decisions. The Court issued a partial blow to unions, and recognized for the first time the religious rights of business entities. 

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How Modernity Began 100 Years Ago

Monday, June 30, 2014

The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I, but it was also a year of incredible social and artistic change. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, Charlie Chaplin defined the golden age of silent films - and culture was changed forever. 

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Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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The Assassination That Changed The World

Friday, June 27, 2014

Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.  

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Primaries Test Incumbents Around U.S.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last night was a big night for primaries and runoffs across the country. In many cases, the races presented a clear choice between the establishment candidate and a more polarized challenger. Amanda Terkel, a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post, discusses last night's primary results.

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New Measures Mean Harsh Penalties for Homeless

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norway is considering a new measure that would allow local municipalities to criminalize begging. Honolulu has started seizing the belongings of homeless people, closing public parks at night, and banning makeshift shelters. Are these kinds of measures just stop-gap solutions? 

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Kerry, Iraq and The Path to Peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies in President Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

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Philly Mayor: America is Broken & Needs Fixing

Monday, June 23, 2014

This past weekend, Dallas played host to hundreds of mayors from around the nation. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was among those in attendance. He weighs in on the challenges facing his city, and the troubling divides plaguing the nation.

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Women's World Cup Champ Has Lessons for the Men's Team

Monday, June 23, 2014

Christie Rampone is one of the very few people who knows firsthand the thrill of winning the World Cup. In addition to being a 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, she’s a three-time gold medalist, having won championship titles in Athens, Beijing, and London. 

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Iraq War Vets Reflect as the Nation Unravels

Friday, June 20, 2014

Diplomats, policy experts, and advisors have all weighed in on the unraveling of Iraq, but if there's anyone who has most acutely felt the anguish of the collapse of democracy in Iraq this week, it's the men and women who were on the front lines of the Iraq War.

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An Inside Look at Mexico's Drug War

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We're in close proximity to a raging drug war, yet most of us couldn't be more removed from the realities occurring just over the border.

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Undocumented Children & The Pull of the Capital

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Driven away from their communities by poverty and violence, there has been an influx of undocumented children coming to the U.S. from Central America. They’re crossing the U.S.–Mexican border in alarming numbers—90,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to be apprehended this year.

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SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Chanel

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation?

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U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit to Indian Country

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Obama will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today in what is only the third visit to Indian country by a sitting president in the last 80 years. Like many reservations, Standing Rock faces unemployment and poverty rates that far exceed the rest of the United States.

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Al Qaeda Offshoot Captures Iraqi City

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Iraqi military was seen abandoning their weapons and fleeing the city of 1 million while the militants took control of government buildings and military bases, and freed hundreds of prisoners.

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Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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