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Nation Oct 17Number of Americans with no religious affiliation growing
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in…
Politics Sep 24A look at past impeachment proceedings and how they’ve ended
The rarely used procedure is spelled out in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the president and other officers of government "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other…
Nation Sep 18Number of abortions in U.S. falls to lowest since 1973
A new report illustrates that abortions are decreasing in all parts of the country, whether in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict abortion access or in Democratic-run states protecting abortion rights.
Nation Aug 22Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting government program
About 4 million women are served nationwide by the Title X program, which makes up a much bigger portion of Planned Parenthood's patients than abortion.
Health Aug 19Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program to avoid Trump rule
The Trump administration's family planning rule is part of a series of efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health.
Nation Jul 18Clergy offer support to those vulnerable to immigration raids
The mere prospect of immigration raids has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants.
Nation Jul 16Planned Parenthood president forced out after 8 months
Dr. Leana Wen said the board ended her employment at a secret meeting.
Nation Jul 02Businesses urge Supreme Court to defend LGBTQ people from discrimination
The brief is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week ahead of oral arguments before the justices on Oct. 8 on three cases that may determine whether gays, lesbians and transgender people are protected from discrimination by existing federal…
Nation Jun 12Southern Baptists endorse steps to combat sex abuse
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.
Nation Jun 09Sex abuse at focus ahead of U.S. Catholic bishops convention in Baltimore
Roman Catholic bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the church's sex abuse crisis.