**Important News Headlines**

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**IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES**


Pravda Opinion Piece Mourns Demise of US Capitalism – June 02, 2009
A commentary published in the once-official newspaper of the Soviet Union heralded America’s “descent into Marxism” citing the United States’ takeover of General Motors, poor education standards, and the election of Barack Obama as president. The opinion piece in Pravda, one of the Soviet-era newspapers still published in Russia, carried the headline, “American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper,” and was written by Stanislav Mishin, who runs the blog “Mat Rodina.” CNS News

Court Rules No Reading Bible To Kindergarten Class – June 02, 2009
A kindergartner’s mother cannot read Scripture during show and tell, even if the Bible is the boy’s favorite book, a US appeals court said Monday in the latest challenge over religion in public schools. Schools can more tightly control speech presented to younger students, who may not distinguish a parent from their teacher, the ruling said. Busch argued that the class heard stories related to Passover, Christmas and other religious holidays, but the court concluded there was a “significant difference” between identifying such holidays and reading from Scripture. AP

The Swine Flu Confirmed in 10,000 Americans – June 02, 2009
Cases of the new H1N1 flu virus have now been found in all 50 U.S. states and tests have confirmed the virus in more than 10,000 people across the nation, (though the actual number of cases may be 20 times that). Seventeen deaths in the United States have been definitively linked to the swine flu virus, the CDC said Fox News

Dow Jumps 221 Points Despite GM Bankruptcy – June 01, 2009
Inspired by fresh signs the US economy is slowly healing, the Dow climbed more than 200 points on Monday even as General Motors became the largest industrial bankruptcy in American history. “Obviously people knew [the GM filing] would happen. Now that it’s out of the way, there’s almost some relief. Everyone can stop focusing on it,” said Ryan Detrick, equity analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research. Fox Business

San Diego County Attempts to Shut Down Home Bible Study – May 25, 2009
A pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold Bible studies in their home. The county employee notified the couple that the small Bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of County regulations. 10News

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