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Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 72 Percent of U.S. Says Religion Losing Influence on American Life

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.

09/22/2014

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Atheist Group Reveals 24 Congressional Lawmakers Don’t Believe in God

An atheist organization reveals there are two dozen members of Congress who do not believe in God.

08/25/2014

File photo of the Supreme Court justices. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Faith-Affiliated Nonprofits’ Obamacare Contraceptive Cases Next For Supreme Court

How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

07/07/2014

File photo of prescription contraceptives. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Business Owner: We Want To Provide Good Health Care For Employees But Don’t Want To Fund Abortive Procedures

Business owners who don’t want to pay for their employees’ birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.

07/03/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Believe God Played Role In Human Existence

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.

06/03/2014

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Federal Judge Dismisses Atheist Group’s Lawsuit Against IRS Over Tax Exemptions For Churches, Religious Groups

A federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an atheist group challenging tax exemptions for churches and religious groups in the federal tax code.

05/23/2014

Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion." (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute Wealth

Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

05/09/2014

A woman carries a handwritten plea for the release of the schoolgirls at a demonstration in the Nigerian capital Lagos.(PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Police: 53 Schoolgirls Escaped; 276 Girls Are Still Held Captive By Islamic Extremists

The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from what police said before.

05/02/2014

People visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on March 29, 2013 as the US marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of its last combat troops from South Vietnam. Over 58,000 Americans lost their lives during the Vietnam war. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Debate Continues Over Cross-Shaped War Memorial In Md.

The American Legion is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Maryland.

05/02/2014

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