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President Trump Signs Religious Liberty Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Thursday made good on a promise to allow religious organizations greater freedom in political speech.

"Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country, the spirit of our founding and the soul of our nation," Trump said in the Rose Garden at a National Day of Prayer event with religious leaders and White House staff. "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore."

The president declared his administration would be "leading by example" on religious liberty in the United States.

"We are giving our churches their voices back," Trump said.

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Nigeria abduction: 276 girls still missing

The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300. 

Police Commissioner Tanko Lawan said the number of girls and young women who have escaped also has risen, to 53. 

He told a news conference Thursday night in Maiduguri, the northeastern capital of Borno state, that the figures keep increasing because students from other schools were brought into one school for final exams last month after all schools in Borno state were shut because of attacks by Islamic extremists. Communications are difficult with the military often cutting cell phone service under a state of emergency and travel made dangerous on roads frequently attacked by the militants.

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Security Guard Arrested For Removing Man From Women's Bathroom

A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women's restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman.

The shopper - a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets - reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women's restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C.

After seeing Belcher walk into the women's restroom, the security guard followed him in and ordered the man to leave. When he refused, the security guard had to physically escort him out of the women's restroom.

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Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance & other facts you may not know about Crimea

Ukraine's statement at the UN that '16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed' across Crimea sparked a MSM feeding frenzy that steadfastly ignored any hard facts that got in their way.

Especially unwelcome is the fact that the so-called 'invasion force' has been there for 15 years already.

The media many trust described in hysterical tones how the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was under a full-scale Russian invasion with headlines like: "Ukraine says Russia sent 16,000 troops to Crimea", "Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia sends more troops into Crimea," as well as "What can Obama do about Russia's invasion of Crimea?".

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Target CEO Defends Pro-Transgender Policy, Stocks Crash Down Another $2 Billion

"We're going to continue to embrace our belief in diversity and inclusion, just how important that is to our company," CEO Brian Cornell said in a May 11 appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box" business show. "But we're also going to make sure our focus on safety is unwavering," he added.

To mollify the public angered by his removal of single-sex restrooms and changing rooms, the company will add family bathrooms to all of its stores, he said.

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Judge restores Christian homeschooling operation after Alberta NDP gov't shutdown

An Alberta judge has approved an agreement between Alberta's NDP government and a Christian homeschooling organization that will see the government restore funding to the organization it abruptly shut down in October over allegations of financial misconduct and breach of provincial laws.

Justice E.J. Simpson of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench signed a consent order of January 5 that directs the NDP to restore funding by January 10 to Trinity Christian School Association of Cold Lake, which oversees the homeschooling of 3,500 students, an estimated one-third of Alberta's homeschooled students, as well as the classroom education of a dozen pupils.

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Target Openly Supports Gay Marriage in Legal Brief

Target announced its support for gay marriage Tuesday by signing onto an amicus brief in a case before a federal appeals court, after years of criticism for its neutrality on the issue.

"It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage," said Target Executive Vice President Jodee Kozlak in a statement Tuesday.

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'Transgender' male arrested for taking pictures of woman in Target changing room

A biological male who claims to be a woman has been arrested for taking pictures of a woman in the changing room of a Target store.

Police say 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith of Idaho Falls entered the women's changing area of a Target in Ammon, Idaho, on Monday dressed as a woman.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office responded after a woman said she saw the middle aged male, whom police say identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, reaching over the dividing wall in the women's changing area and taking pictures of her with a cell phone.

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CBS News under fire for holding clip of Trump telling supporters not to attack minorities

CBS News is under fire for holding a videotaped clip from a Friday interview with President-elect Donald Trump urging supporters not to attack minorities until a "60 Minutes" broadcast on Sunday night.

"I am very surprised to hear that. I hate to hear it," Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl when told of some attacks on minorities that have reportedly occurred since his election victory Tuesday.

"I am so sorry to hear it, and I say stop it," Trump said before looking directly into the camera. "And I say right to the camera, stop it."

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