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California Bishops File Complaint Against State Abortion Coverage Mandate, Gender Selection

The California Catholic Conference filed a complaint Wednesday against the state's mandate that Catholic institutions cover all forms of voluntary direct abortion, including late-term and gender selection, stating that defending the sanctity of life is essential to Catholic beliefs.

African elephants in this undated photo.

WWF Report Claims Half of All Wildlife Has Disappeared in Past 40 Years; Christian Group Calls on Believers to Care for Planet

A World Wildlife Fund report released Tuesday claims that the planet's wildlife population, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, has declined by 52 percent since 1970. The executive director of A Rocha USA said the findings are alarming, but not surprising, and called on Christians to witness to the world by starting to care for the planet.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Values Voters Want Ted Cruz, Ben Carson for President in 2016

The Family Research Council, a social conservative Christian activist group, announced Saturday that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won the council's annual Values Voter Summit straw poll for the second consecutive year, while retired neurosurgeon and best-selling author Ben Carson finished second in the polling.