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Recognizing the first Day of the Christian Martyr

International (MNN) — On June 29, Voice of the Martyrs and other organizations recognized the first-ever Day of the Christian Martyr. The teams involved in this project hope that churches around the world will begin regularly adding it to their calendar. But what is it in the first place? According …

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Helium Hydride: The First Molecule?

From time to time there are news stories of the latest findings in astronomy that are a bit sensationalized and hence are misrepresented. For instance, it seems that a couple of times a year there are reports of astronomers witnessing the birth of a star, as if the star weren’t …

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Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage in First for Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwan’s legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia.  The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.  Taiwan’s Constitutional Court in May 2017 said the constitution allows same-sex marriages and gave …

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IS Leader Appears in Video for First Time in 5 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group claimed to appear for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm on Monday, acknowledging defeat in the group’s last stronghold in Syria but vowing a “long battle” ahead. The man …

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