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Sep 4, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- A Uyghur woman who worked as a doctor in China has told a British news network that she participated in forced abortions and sterilizations at the behest of the Chinese government. 
Sep 3, 2020 - 09:10 am .- Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris questioned a judicial nominee over his affiliation with a Christian adoption agency, and another about briefs he wrote for religious liberty lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate. She also questioned another nominee because he had been endorsed by a Texas pro-life organization.
Aug 27, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Twice a week for three months, the administration of St. Ambrose Academy in Wisconsin met with Dane County public health officials to ensure that they would be ready to reopen at the start of the school year - which was supposed to happen this week.
Aug 21, 2020 - 03:39 pm .- The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with a Vermont Catholic high school student who has said a state program wrongly excluded her participation in a college credit coursework program because she attends a religious private school.
Aug 20, 2020 - 01:57 pm .- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has denied wrongdoing following allegations that Muslim detainees at a Miami facility are regularly forced to choose between spoiled halal meals and eating pork in violation of their religious beliefs.
Aug 20, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Former president Barack Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris both spoke on the importance of values and faith during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, but did not address policies that challenge the religious liberties of Catholics and other believers. 
Aug 19, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate on Tuesday evening. With the formalities over, what are the policies he will be running on?
Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people.
Aug 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- An Indiana town is defending its Christmas display in court this summer, after a traveller through the area claimed she was offended by the sight of a nativity scene on public land in 2018.
Aug 4, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- A Catholic bishop in China has denied that the government plans to tear down his cathedral, after local Catholics expressed concern at Communist authorities taking over land belonging to the diocese.
Jul 31, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- A U.S. citizen on trial for blasphemy in Pakistan was killed at a court hearing Wednesday, drawing strong objections to the country’s blasphemy laws from the U.S. State Department.
Jul 31, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Chinese Communist Party is offering monetary rewards to those who report the presence of home churches in their communities.
Jul 30, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing concern he may have died in the custody of the Communist government.
Jul 28, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Religious groups must have equal access to public grant programs, the Justice Department announced in new guidance issued on Monday.
Jul 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- An Evangelical Christian minister who runs a wedding business is challenging a county ordinance she says would require her to officiate same-sex weddings.
Jul 23, 2020 - 08:30 am .- A federal court ruling in New York this week could point to eventual victory at the Supreme Court for Catholic foster care placement in Philadelphia.
Jul 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- China is using advanced technology to monitor both public and private religious gatherings, witnesses told a federal hearing on Wednesday.
Jul 21, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Government authorities in Shanxi, China, have ordered people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures of Jesus, with pictures of Chairman Mao and President Xi Jinping. Refusal to comply results in the assistance being taken away. 
Jul 21, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- A Catholic woman has won her case to have a priest visit her critically-injured husband at a Maryland hospital, it was announced on Tuesday.
Jul 21, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Two dozen state attorneys general are joining a lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to block a new rule that protects healthcare workers’ right to object to performing abortions or gender reassignment surgeries.

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