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What My Broken Collar Bone Taught Me About Our Broken Health-Care System

I was in a car wreck in 2002. After a drunk driver hit the car in which I was a passenger, I found myself with fractured ribs and a broken right clavicle.
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False Witness Redeemed: Forgiveness After 11 Years of Wrongful Conviction

A white woman is raped by a black man in North Carolina. During the assault, she studies his face, determined to bring him to justice. She later identifies a suspect both in photos and in-person line-ups. Only she's wrong.
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Stop this Malicious E-mail

An e-mail is circulating that, like most scary e-mails, is entirely false.
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A Prime Minister's Conscience is Pricked

Only God would open up an opportunity for a Catholic from San Francisco to speak prophetically to the Prime Minister of Australia, at the Anglican Centre in Rome, on behalf of Cambodians about to lose their land in Phnom Penh. God cares that much about the poor.
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Olympic Injustice

I've been following the news story of New Zealand Olympic hopeful Logan Campbell. If you haven't heard, he's the taekwondo athlete who said he was forced to open a brothel to cover his training expenses for the 2012 London Olympics.
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'Win Over' or 'Love On' for Jesus?

I'm currently rockin' in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Immigration Policy: Where's the Love?

The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Obama, Africa, and Truth-Telling

Now that the Cold War that was anything but cold in Africa is over; now that the CIA, as far as we know, no longer pays for the overthrow and murder of democratically elected leaders as it did with
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Health Care in the UK: An Astonishing Example of Communitarian Justice

Sometime in the spring of 1974, my world was somewhat disturbed by the event of my conception, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Obama in Ghana: The Capacity of Hope

The visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Ghana this past weekend was described as his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa.
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