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The U.S. House of Representatives has reaffirmed the national motto “In God We Trust.” The resolution was passed by an overwhelming 396 to 9 vote. In 2006, the Senate passed a similar one for the 50th anniversary of the motto. The motto has been challenged in the past by some who claim that it violates the separation of church and state.
Greece’s cabinet voted unanimously to support a referendum as soon as possible on the latest bailout plan, as Europe's stock markets watched anxiously to see what might happen next. Greece has been faced with three years of a deep recession and soaring unemployment which have shaken the foundations of its people. Says Greece’s Foreign Minister……
A "no" vote could theoretically force Greece to crash out of the euro and send shock waves through the global financial system.
A new ranking system at Canadian universities will determine the threat to free speech. Civil Rights Lawyer John Carpay has devised the Campus Freedom Index. Carpay is with the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms. The concern is that too much censorship is happening on our campuses where the university setting has been traditionally a bastion of free speech. Recently a national civil liberties conference was held at the University of Calgary, where speakers proclaimed that freedom of expression is under attack on Canada’s University Campuses.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Demnark to visit UNICEF's… global supply center. Prince William and Catherine are working to highlight the growing problem of hunger in East Africa. Here is why the cause is so special to the royal couple...
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Churches are no longer automatically exempt from providing closed-captioning in their broadcasts. The move came after advocacy groups for the deaf petitioned the Commission to overturn the long-standing policy of granting mass-exemptions to non-profit organizations and churches. While church groups are immediately affected by the ruling, individual churches can still apply for exemptions when showing that closed-captioning would be “economically burdensome.”
IN SPORTS NEWS….
Described as of the worst aviation disasters in the history of sports, the cause of the crash of the Russian plane where the entire KHL team was killed in September was found to be human error. One of the pilots activated the brakes during takeoff and then lifted the plane too quickly. In addition the co-pilot was found to be taking a banned drug. Many of the passengers were former NHLers. Among the 44 dead was Canadian coach Brad McCrimmon.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is facing a paternity suit in California. The 17-year-old says the claim of the 20 year old fan isn’t true, while his representatives are calling it: malicious, defamatory and false. The allegations will be addressed in court where the affidavit was filed on Monday. Bieber’s response on Twitter: he will focus on positives and on his music.
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