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  • After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

    After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

    In 2010, Hobby Lobby, which is headquartered in Oklahoma City, paid $1.6 million for 5,500 ancient artifacts from Iraq. Six years later, an investigation by U.S. and Israeli law enforcement and tax officials determined that dealers in the United Emirates and Israel had intentionally misidentified the items as Turkish ceramics. Many archaeologists in Israel and elsewhere are against the sale of antiquities because it leads to the destruction of cultural heritage.

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  • A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    Pastor Robert Jeffress says people have overreacted to his statement that God has given President Donald Trump the authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Baptist leader said the Bible has given government the authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or war, to topple an evil dictator. The remarks came just a month after an article in a Vatican-approved journal said an Evangelical fundamentalism that was “not adverse to conflicts” was exerting influence on U.S. politics.

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  • Clergy preach peace during Kenyan national elections

    Clergy preach peace during Kenyan national elections

    Lines for voting formed in the early morning on Tuesday across Kenya, with thousands braving morning drizzle in Nairobi to cast their ballots. The voters came despite the weather and fears of violence. Pastors have been preaching peace ahead of the vote, with no one wanting a repeat of 2007, when election violence left 1,300 people dead.

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