**Important News Headlines**

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**IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES**


Israeli Experts Divided Over Iran’s Mousavi – June 24, 2009
Israeli experts disagree on whether the Jewish state is better off with Mahmoud Ahmadinjad as Iran’s president, or with his challenger Mir-Hossein Mousavi. While Mousavi is seen as more moderate than the incumbent, many experts think this actually makes him a greater threat – because the danger he poses is harder to see. Mossad director Meir Dagan told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week that “if the reformist candidate Mousavi had won, Israel would have had a more serious problem because it would need to explain to the world the danger of the Iranian threat.” Arutz Sheva

Iran On The Way To Revolution – June 23, 2009
A week after hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the June 12 election, protestors continue to reject the results. Protests continue in Iran, despite the vicious backlash by the Iranian authorities. According to freelance journalist Kayvon Biouki: “By the look of things, it doesn’t seem that the conservatives are going to back down. And at the same time it doesn’t seem that people, Mousavi supporters, and all those who oppose the Iranian system in one way or another, those are not going to back down from this either. In a way, it’s a revolution in progress.” Fox News

New Book Offers DNA Evidence For Intelligent Design – June 23, 2009
The digital code in DNA reveals new evidence of intelligent design, Stephen C. Meyer shows in his authoritative new book. Signature in the Cell shows that Darwin did not refute the argument from design, as New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins claim. Instead, using the same scientific method that Darwin himself pioneered, Meyer shows that modern discoveries about DNA have revived the design hypothesis, thereby providing modern scientific support for religious belief. The Discovery Institute

Universal is Expensive: Health Care Debate Warms Up – June 23, 2009
“A preliminary estimate of the Senate Finance Committee’s draft bill put the price tag of universal coverage at $1.6 trillion over 10 years. That was considerably more than anyone anticipated and forced the committee to delay work on the bill. The cost of the incomplete plan drafted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was pegged at about $1 trillion over 10 years, but the CBO said that would still leave 30 million (rather than the current 46 million) people without coverage.” There are several plans for legislators to consider. Medical News Today

A Step Closer To Teleportation – June 22, 2009
Australian scientists have developed a new method for transmitting data with light that may lead to super-fast quantum computers and teleportation technology. The research team from the Australian National University developed a new approach to generating quantum entanglement in beams of light using only two parts. AAP

UN Treaty Jeopardizes UK’s Homeschoolers – June 16, 2009
On June 11, 2009 a report on home education in England by Graham Badman, a former Managing Director of Children, Families and Education in the County of Kent, was accepted in full by the British Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. The report makes the case that homeschooling should be extensively regulated in England. Aside from registering with the state and mandating reports by homeschoolers, the Badman report makes references to balancing the rights of parents with the rights of children. This idea is expressed in the UNCRC. Home School Legal Defense Association

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