Iraq Hits Back Against US Claim It Has 'No Will to Fight' ISIS, Launches Major Operations to Liberate Captured Provinces

Members of Iraqi special-operations forces prepare for an Islamic State attack in June. The militant group launched a massive attack on the provincial capital Ramadi in May, 2015.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has hit back against accusations by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter that his country has "no will" to fight terror group ISIS, which prompted Vice President Joe Biden to call al-Abadi and speak about the issue. The Iraqi army has meanwhile launched a major military offensive to liberate the captured Anbar and Salaheddin provinces.

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Analysis: Does Gay Marriage Distract the Church From Fighting Poverty? 3 Important Points to Keep in Mind

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Churches should stop spending so much time fighting against abortion and gay marriage and do more about poverty and suffering, some say. There are three important points to keep in mind when you hear this claim.

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Obama Denounces Growing Anti-Semitism in Speech at Washington Synagogue; Seeks to Reassure American Jews of Support for Israel

President Barack Obama warned of rising anti-semitism in the world, while seeking to reassure American Jews of his support for Israel, in remarks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington on Friday.

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5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.

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Consider Religious Freedom in Trade Negotiations, Senate Unanimously Tells Obama

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to add a religious freedom amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which could be the first time that Congress requires an administration to take religious liberties into consideration when negotiating international trade agreements.

Frank Wolf

Is Prison the Fate for Christians Deemed Intolerant? Religious Freedom Champion Frank Wolf Asks Harvard Audience

Religious freedom champion and former Congressman Frank Wolf warned a Harvard audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to engage in civil disobedience because their views are considered intolerant.

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US House Passes 20-Week Late-Term Abortion Ban by Vote of 242-184

The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-184 Wednesday to pass a bill that will ban most late term abortions after 20 weeks gestation, fulfilling a campaign promise to the pro-life movement.

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Hobby Lobby's Green Family Stands Strong, Back to Normal After Supreme Court Victory

Almost a year after arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby first celebrated the company's successful defense of religious freedom in the landmark Hobby Lobby v. Burwell case in the U.S. Supreme Court last June, the store's co-founder David Green says life is now mostly back to normal for his family and their nearly 700 store locations after a tumultuous two years of litigation.

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