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President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
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CNN's Sara Sidner reports that Michael Brown's mother broke down and ran home after hearing the grand jury's decision.
Now that a Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, what will happen to the man who killed an unarmed teen in the line of duty?
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An Israeli guard is charged with manslaughter in the death of a Palestinian teen. The victim's father says that's not enough.
CNN's Jason Carroll reports that Ferguson is on edge awaiting the release of the Michael Brown grand jury decision.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges calm ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown by police.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
Van Jones says the Hunger Games is a more sweeping critique of wealth inequality than Elizabeth Warren's speech
First Things: Christopher Seitz and I recently formulated a “marriage pledge,” which First Things has hosted. It asks signers who are pastors to stop signing civil marriage licences as part of the Christian marriages at which they officiate, In this way, they will give public notice that Christian marriage is not what the state calls “marriage.”
The Christian Institute: David Cameron’s ‘casual imposition’ of gay marriage “insulted settled beliefs”, and “wounded him politically”, a former editor of The Daily Telegraph has said.
The Christian Institute: A John Lewis Christmas advert featuring a penguin called Monty who is searching for ‘real love’, has been criticised for not promoting LGBT people.
First Things: Does the call for Christians to separate matrimony from government marriage mean we’re retreating from the public square? Damon Linker thinks so. He calls it an “unprecedented retreat of theologically conservative churches from engagement in American public life.” That’s exactly wrong.
First Things: A number of people charge the Marriage Pledge authored by Ephraim Radner and Christopher Seitz with “clericalism,” claiming that it seeks to keep the hands of pastors clean from signing dirty marriage docs while urging laymen to make their perilous way to City Hall. This is probably the silliest of many silly charges that have been made.
CNN's Reza Sayah asks a cross section of Iranians in Tehran about their opinions on the ongoing nuclear talks.
Douglas Wilson: In some ways, Matthew Schmitz’s cavalier dismissal of objections to the Marriage Pledge seems to invite an old-fashioned fisking. But I resist the invitation. The confusions about marriage in our time are deep and profound, and many of them are present in the underlying assumptions of this Pledge, a Pledge seeking to preserve Christian marriage by detaching it from public and legally enforceable commitments. But what if legally enforceable commitments are an essential part of what marriage is?