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Big Brother: Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter

Big Brother: Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter, Fox News says.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database,…

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Vanderbilt rejects moderate Christians over stand for heterosexual doctrine

Vanderbilt rejects moderate Christians over stand for heterosexual doctrine

(Excerpt of a commentary by Tish Harrison Warren on Christianity Today.)

I thought I was an acceptable kind of evangelical.

I’m not a fundamentalist. My friends and I enjoy art, alcohol, and cultural engagement.

We avoid spiritual clichés and buzzwords. We value authenticity, study, racial reconciliation, and social and environmental justice.

Being a Christian made me somewhat weird in my urban,…

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Two New Cases of Ebola Stem From Indirect Contact

Two New Cases of Ebola Stem From Indirect Contact

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two new cases of Ebola were reported in Nigeria on Friday, both in spouses of health workers who died after caring for the Liberian-American who brought the disease there last month, The New York Times reports.

The health minister of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, said more cases beyond the 14 known ones could arise, but thus far all are linked to Patrick…

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Tennessee Education Report | No thank you, Mr. Haslam

Tennessee Education Report | No thank you, Mr. Haslam

On August 14th, Governor Bill Haslam sent a “Welcome Back” letter to teachers across the state. In the letter, he thanked teachers for their hard work in helping Tennessee improve its student achievement scores. He said he appreciated what they did for Tennessee students every day, Tennessee Education Report says.

Apparently, some teachers haven’t forgotten that this is the same Bill Haslam who…

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Ohio diocese discourages ice bucket challenge, cites ALS funding of stem cell research

Ohio diocese discourages ice bucket challenge, cites ALS funding of stem cell research

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching,” Fox News reports.

Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told the schools in a letter Tuesday to…

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