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How Hakeem Jeffries' Black Baptist upbringing and deep-rooted faith shapes his House leadership

Feb. 28, 2024 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries stood together at the annual National Prayer Breakfast — an opportunity, in the words of one introductory speaker, to “put our political differences aside.” Such differences are vast...

Calvin University president quits after school gets report of 'inappropriate' conduct

Feb. 26, 2024 21:21 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The president of Calvin University has resigned after the Christian institution received a report of “unwelcome and inappropriate communication and attention toward a non-student member of the campus community,” the school said Monday. Calvin's Board...

A teammate is charged with killing an athlete at a Christian university

Feb. 26, 2024 16:02 PM EST

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A college wrestler in Kentucky was killed by a teammate at a private Christian university over the weekend, authorities said. Josiah Kilman, 18, was pronounced dead at a hospital after police officers were called early Saturday to Campbellsville...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

Trump tells religious broadcasters he'll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

Feb. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump promised to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and even suggested he'd shield the faith's central iconography, warning a convention of religious broadcasters on Thursday night that the left wants “to tear down...

Final Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Feb. 22, 2024 00:44 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — The final 2023-24 high school rankings for the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches: FINAL BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Plano East, 33-0; 2. Round Rock Stony Point, 32-1; 3. North Crowley, 30-3; 4. SA Northside Brennan, 28-4; 5....

Stalled US aid for Ukraine underscores GOP's shift away from confronting Russia

Feb. 19, 2024 12:14 PM EST

At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin stood on the Senate floor and explained why he opposed sending more aid to help Ukraine fend off the invasion launched in 2022 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I don't like this reality," Johnson said....

GOP candidates elevate anti-transgender messaging as a rallying call to Christian conservatives

Feb. 18, 2024 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of people in one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties roared when Donald Trump promised to cut federal funding on “Day 1” for schools pushing what he called “transgender insanity” onto children. “And I can’t even believe I...

What does it mean to claim the US is a Christian nation, and what does the Constitution say?

Feb. 17, 2024 08:11 AM EST

Many Americans believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation, and the idea is energizing some conservative and Republican activists. But the concept means different things to different people, and historians say that while the issue is complex, the founding documents prioritize...

Christian-nation idea fuels US conservative causes, but historians say it misreads founders' intent

Feb. 17, 2024 08:06 AM EST

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention Christianity or any specific religion. The Declaration of Independence famously proclaims that people’s rights come from a “Creator” and “Nature’s God” — but doesn’t specify who that is. Yet large numbers of Americans believe...