List by Category: National

The Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Can Now Be Viewed From Outer Space

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Oil companies at the heart of the U.S. Shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined. There is actually so much gas being drilled that some of it is being flared off. In North Dakota, flare ...

HHS Mandate Likely To Be Heard In the U.S. Supreme Court

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It looks like the fight to protect Christian hospitals and universities from offering abortive birth control under President Obama's HHS mandate in the Affordable Care Act may go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There are nearly 40 lawsuits ...

"Ferrari of Viruses" Now In The U.S.

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not an epidemic, but it is something the CDC is closely watching. A new stomach bug is sweeping the U.S., and it's being called the "ferrari of viruses". It's caused by the new Syndey strain of Norovirus, and it's highly contagious. There have ...

Postage Stamp Cost To Rise This Sunday

01.24.13 |

The Postal regulatory commission approved the rate increase in November, which raises the price of a first-class domestic stamp to 46 cents, that's one cent more. The price of a postcard will increase from 32 cents to 33 cents, while a new global ...

Inauguration Day Schedule

01.21.13 | Bob Price

Here is the schedule for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. (subject to change)

National Religious Freedom Day Marked Across The Country

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is the 20th annual National Religious Freedom Day. It marks the day the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson's statute for religious freedom, the vital document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment ...

Pastor Drops Out Of Giving the Benediction At Obama Inauguration

01.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An evangelical pastor from Atlanta has withdrawn from giving the benediction at President Obama's inauguration. Reverend Louie Giglio, said if he participated, some would make the gay rights agenda a focal point of the swearing in ceremony. Giglio ...

Russian Adoptions Can Go Through In 2013

01.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A ban on Americans adopting Russian children will not be taking effect this year. It was supposed to take effect this month. It gives families that were close to bringing their adopted child home another twelve months to make it happen. Russia has ...

It May Take Longer To Get Your Tax Return

01.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Delays in Congress finalizing tax laws led to the IRS not accepting electronic returns for processing until February 1st. Accountants tell Family Life News this year could be frustrating for anyone preparing their tax returns because of the tax ...

Washington National Cathedral To Start Hosting Same Sex Weddings

01.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The church is among the first Episcopal congregations in the country to offer the weddings in its building. It's one of the nation's most prominent churches at 106 years old, the place where President Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford were inaugurated, ...

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