TODAY  Bishops Reverse Pope on Gays, UVA Body Found

On Second Thought: In a slap down to Pope Francis, Catholic bishops voted to remove language in a draft report calling for greater openness toward homosexuals. The move suggests a clash between the more liberal-thinking Pope and some conservative bishops. The initial document released to the press said homosexuals have “gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community,” but the edited version says only that discrimination against gay people “is to be avoided.” The Bishops also removed language that suggested allowing divorced Catholics to receive communion.

YESTERDAY  Voter ID in Texas, Obama Seething

Texass: The Supreme Court this morning reversed a lower court and decided to let Texas go ahead and apply its strict voter ID law in the November election. Voters will be required to show government-issued photo identification.

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Boko Haram: The Nigerian military says it has reached a ceasefire with the Boko Haram Muslim extremists that includes the release of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls. An aide to the Nigerian president said, “They’ve assured us they have the girls and they will release them.”

Permawar: Islamic State forces attacked the Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobane in some of the fiercest fighting so far. ISIS used car bombs and mortars, some of which fell over the border inside Turkey.

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Congress Examines Doctor, Three Run Homer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Outbreak: Authorities closed some schools yesterday in Ohio and Texas because an Ebola-infected nurse had travelled between Cleveland and Dallas. The CDC is tracking down passengers from the flight nurse Joy Vinson took on Monday while crewmembers have been put …

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Ebola On a Plane, Dow Dives on Jitters

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Outbreak: Another stumble in handling Ebola. The second Dallas nurse to come down with the disease was allowed to fly on a commercial airliner despite checking first with the Centers for Disease Control. Amber Vinson, 29, was part of the …

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2nd US Ebola Case, Supremes Block Texas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Epidemic: A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas has tested positive for the virus. The new patient has not been identified.    The Centers for Disease Control, admitting it was …

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Been Said

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters."

 

-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting in the Supreme Court decision to allow Texas to apply its voter ID law.