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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Vermont Begins Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage Bill - March 17, 2009 Nine years after it played host to a bitter fight over civil unions, Vermont's Statehouse is again a gay rights battleground. More than 200 same-sex marriage opponents, cheering and wearing buttons that read "Marriage -- A Mother & Father for Every Child," converged Monday on Montpelier as lawmakers began a week's worth Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** 'We Are Terrorists To The Bone': Guantanamo Detainees - March 10, 2009 Five men held in Guantanamo on charges of plotting the September 11 attacks declared in a court document released Tuesday that they sought to kill and terrorize Americans as an offering to God. The charges filed against them by US authorities were "not accusations," the five detainees wrote. "To us they are badges of Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Christian Film Festival Encourages Young Artists - March 03, 2009 Heritage Bible Church youth pastor Joe Brown started the Christian Youth Film Festival 15 years ago because he noticed the creative kids in youth groups didn't have much of an outlet to express themselves. The kids can choose any topic, as long as it doesn't conflict with the "Christian worldview," Brown said. On Sunday the Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Darwin Didn't Further Science All That Much - February 23, 2009 Philip S. Skell makes the case that while Darwin's ideas were useful in some ways, they are not the great boon to modern biological science that they are often promoted as. "It is our knowledge of how these organisms actually operate, not speculations about how they may have arisen millions of years ago, that is essential to Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** The Dow Takes A Cliff Dive - February 17, 2009 The Dow plunged nearly 300 points and barely avoided making a new six-year low Tuesday as the markets continue to worry the government's rescue efforts won't stop the nation's economic bleeding any time soon. "We are concerned that the three-pronged approach - stimulus package, financial rescue and foreclosure initiatives - is just going to Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** The Treacherous Road Ahead for the New Israeli PM - February 10, 2009 The next Israeli Prime Minister has an astoundingly difficult job ahead. Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's missiles, the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and a flood of pressure from the opinionated world - these are all treacherous matters to deal with. But, the first challenging task for the new PM is Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Zimbabwe Cholera Cases Up To Almost 65,000: WHO - February 03, 2009 Some 64,701 people have caught the disease during the outbreak, which started in August, and 3,295 among them have died, the WHO said. The latest data indicated that 1,792 new cases and 66 deaths have been added since Monday, when WHO statistics showed 62,909 cases and 3,229 deaths. AFP War On The Korean Peninsula? - Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Egypt Blocks Iranian Weapons Headed For Gaza - January 28, 2009 An Iranian freighter carrying weaponry for Hamas has been blocked by Egypt from entering the Suez Canal, amid concerns that Tehran is trying to supply the Palestinian militant group with missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv. The ship is docked in the Red Sea outside the Suez Canal after Cairo refused to permit it to cross the Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Israel Left Gaza But Could Have Gone Deeper - January 20, 2009 Israel clearly won the latest round with Hamas, but could have gone deeper into Gaza and done greater damage to the organization, according to military analysts in the US media on a visit to the region this week. The Jerusalem Post Taliban in Pakistan Killed 6 Men For 'Spying' for US - January 20, 2009 Suspected Taliban Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Texas Legislature Starts Session With Pro-Life Push - January 14, 2009 The Texas state legislature is already looking at two proposed bills on abortion. The first proposed bill aims at making a specialty "choose life" license plate available to Texas drivers. The other bill, if passed, would make ultrasounds mandatory before a woman could have an abortion. KLTV Obama To Close Gitmo, But Continue Reading