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Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, tells how he became a Christian

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips may be one of the nation’s best-known Christians, but he wasn’t always a believer. Mr. Phillips, who won a 2018 Supreme Court decision over his faith-based refusal to create a same-sex wedding cake, recounted Friday of how he accepted Jesus Christ at age 23 while ...

O.J. Simpson appealing $60 million in Goldman judgments, lawyer says

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne said he intends to ask ...

Mike Pence bid to unite MAGA, traditional conservatives off to rocky start

Former Vice President Mike Pence has his work cut out for him when it comes to fusing former President Donald Trump’s MAGA movement with a more traditional brand of conservatism. The massive challenge in front of him was on display Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition “Road to Majority” ...

Biden warned Putin of consequences if Russia 'cannot control' hackers within its border: White House

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin there will be consequences if ransomware hackers within his country keep attacking U.S. systems unbridled. Mr. Sullivan said Thursday that Mr. Biden warned Mr. Putin when they all met this week of repercussions unless he reels in ...

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia secretary of state, seeks to remove 102,000 voters from rolls

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration. Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year effort to remove voters who may have died or moved ...

Biden says possible rebuke by Catholic bishops is 'private matter'

President Biden on Friday sidestepped questions about a controversial proposal by U.S. Catholic bishops that could result in denying him the sacrament of Communion because he supports abortion rights. “That’s a private matter and I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Mr. Biden told reporters after a speech urging Americans ...

Gavin Newsom assaulted by 'aggressive individual' on Oakland street

OAKLAND, Calif. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting Gov. Gavin Newsom during his visit to downtown Oakland, authorities said Friday. Newsom was walking to a barbershop and pizzeria in Old Oakland to promote small businesses when he was “approached by an aggressive individual,” said Fran Clader, ...

Biden hails 300 millionth COVID-19 shot in 150 days, says more work needed

President Biden on Friday celebrated the U.S. achieving a milestone in the fight against COVID-19 but acknowledged the country still has more work to do against the deadly virus. Mr. Biden announced that the U.S. has administered 300 million coronavirus vaccine shots in the 150 days since he took office.

Feds call for peace in Portland after entire police protest unit resigns

Federal officials in Oregon called Friday for a deescalating of tensions in Portland in response to the mass resignation of the 50-member police protest squad after one of its officers was charged with assault. Acting Oregon U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug and FBI Special Agent in Charge in Oregon Kieran ...

Catholic bishops vote to draft document that could rebuke Biden

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will draft a document setting forth the American church’s position on the Eucharist — possibly including instructions on who should, and should not, receive the sacrament, such as President Biden, a Catholic who has expanded abortion funding during his first months in office. Several ...

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