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Curator Clark Evans displays the burgundy velvet, gilt-edged Lincoln Inaugural Bible at the Library of Congress Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Washington. President-elect Barack Obama will take his oath of office on the bible Jan. 20, becoming the first president to use it since Abraham Lincoln at his swearing-in on …

Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office

President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president. The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear

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Phil Robertson: ‘Depravity Has Become Mainstream,’ America Must Turn to God

“Duck Commander” Phil Robertson spoke with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday, talking about “Torchbearer,” a forthcoming documentary on how America’s Founding Fathers understood that turning to God in obedient faith is essential to the United States—or any country—flourishing as a just, prosperous, and peaceful nation.

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Pope Francis Dreams of a World Where All Migrants Are ‘Legal’

In his acceptance speech for the prestigious International Charlemagne Award, Pope Francis decried Europe’s trend toward nationalism and tighter borders, repeating his mantra that humanity must “build bridges and tear down walls.”

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Israel Pushes Tech to Stop Palestinian Incitement

On Sunday, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan proposed new legislation urging social media platforms, like Facebook, to remove posts that directly provoke and incite violence and murder against Jews.

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Rapper Killer Mike Dines with Bernie Sanders in Atlanta

Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down for a late lunch with rapper Killer Mike on Monday, just hours before the rapper introduced the Democratic presidential candidate at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia.

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As of Friday morning, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for her refusal to hand out state licenses for same-sex marriages. She cited her First Amendment religious liberty in her defense. She was arrested after being held in

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New Head of Pacifist Group Showcases Ties to Cop Killer

The A.J. Mustie Institute, named after a famous pacifist, started with the express purpose of “supporting nonviolence and social justice.” Now, the institute has a new executive director and has sent out a fundraising letter from convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The letter includes a 2013 photo of the new director, Heidi Boghosian, and Mumia sharing beaming smiles and a hug.

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Eric Holder ‘Echoed’ Obama Speech in Selma

Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks in Selma, AL, “echoed”—according to a report by The Hill—Obama’s comments on Saturday that “the march is not yet over.”

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MSNBC Host Hopes Trayvon Martin ‘Whooped the Sh*t Out of George Zimmerman’

On February 23 Cornell University held an event to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry was the guest speaker, and during her speech she took time to say she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the sh*t out of George Zimmerman” before Zimmerman shot him in self-defense.

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‘Selma’ Review: Solid But Unspectacular

Director Ava DuVarney’s third feature film is impressive on many levels. Yet, given its potent subject matter, other than a few scenes, “Selma” is emotionally flat and uninspiring. This is especially surprising in the wake of the George Zimmerman and

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‘Selma’ Under Fire for Dishonest Trashing of Lyndon Johnson

The stakes are pretty high for “Selma,” a historical biopic about the landmark 1965 civil rights march that focuses on the relationship between civil rights leader Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson. Even before it hit screens, the critically-acclaimed