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Vatican announces excommunication of rebel bishops from Ukrainian Catholic Church

March 30, 2012

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March 29, 2012 catholicculture The Vatican has announced the excommunication of four Ukrainian clerics who have sought recognition as leaders of the “Ukrainian Orthodox Greek-Catholic Church.” In a March 29 announcement, the Vatican explained that the four priests, who have been expelled from the Basilian religious order, have caused grave divisions within the Eastern-rite Ukrainian […]

Catholic student group to leave Vanderbilt campus over ‘all-comers’ policy

March 30, 2012

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By John Roberts Published March 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com Is Vanderbilt University waging a war on religion? Many of the university’s religious student groups think so. They have been told by the administration that they cannot have faith or belief-based requirements for leadership. That means an atheist could run for leadership of a Christian group, […]

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to add 10 new health insurance plans

March 30, 2012

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By STEPHEN LOSEY | Last Updated:March 29, 2012 federaltimes Employees and retirees will have 10 additional health insurance plans to choose from during this fall’s Federal Employees Health Benefits Program open season, the Office of Personnel Management said Thursday. “This is more new plans that have entered the FEHBP than the last five years combined,” […]

White House, agencies commit $200M to solving ‘big data’ quandary

March 30, 2012

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Thursday – 3/29/2012, 7:30pm ET federalnewsradio Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative Thursday to develop better ways of harnessing the government’s growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets — or, more simply, big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation, from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, for developing […]

U.S. CENTCOM Chief In Uzbekistan

March 30, 2012

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Friday, March 30, 2012 March 29, 2012 rferl The head of U.S. Central Command General James Mattis met with Uzbek President Islam Karimov in Tashkent on Thursday to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. According to Uzbek media the two had talks on “prospects for developing and deepening bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest, including […]

U.S. Judge Awards $44 Million Of Iranian Money To ’83 Beirut Attack Victims

March 30, 2012

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March 29, 2012 rferl U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has awarded $44.6 million to two servicemen who were injured in the deadly 1983 suicide truck-bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut. Jeffrey Paul O’Brien and Daniel Lane Gaffney were injured in the attack, in which their lawsuit claimed Iran played a role. The […]

Game Show Shocker Raises Questions About Holocaust Education

March 30, 2012

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March 29, 2012 rferl MOSCOW — A beautiful set of twins from a village in Russia’s Vladimir Oblast has become a national sensation for all the wrong reasons. Appearing recently on a television game show late last year, Ksenia and Yevgenia Karatygina had the chance to win 500 rubles ($17) by answering the question: “What […]

Again, Anti-Semitism: This Time, Jewish Day School in Chicago

March 30, 2012

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Anti-Semitic graffiti, saying “Kill & Rape Jews,” was found spray-painted on a North Side synagogue and Jewish day school, in Chicago. By Rachel Hirshfeld .israelnationalnews First Publish: 3/29/2012, 1:23 PM Anti-Semitic graffiti was found spray-painted on a North Side synagogue and Jewish day school, in Chicago, on Wednesday, police said. A Surveillance video shows a […]

The Philippines is offering the United States greater access

March 30, 2012

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Manila offers US wider military access, seeks weapons http://arabnews By MANUEL MOGATO & ROSEMARIE FRANCISCO | REUTERS Published: Mar 29, 2012 21:02 Updated: Mar 29, 2012 21:02 MANILA: The Philippines is offering the United States greater access to its airfields and may open new areas for soldiers to use, as the Pacific country seeks stronger […]

French ‘Big Bang’ scientist on trial for ‘terror plot’; Killer buried in France

March 30, 2012

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By AGENCIES http://arabnews Published: Mar 29, 2012 23:59 Updated: Mar 29, 2012 23:59 PARIS: A Franco-Algerian nuclear scientist went on trial yesterday for allegedly plotting terror attacks in France, where a killing spree has already overshadowed the presidential campaign. A week after police shot dead Franco-Algerian Mohamed Merah for killing seven people in and around […]