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In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and a pornography addiction, the ex-reality star checked into a long-term treatment center, his parents said Wednesday, Aug.26, 2015, on the family's website. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

5 religion news items for Thursday August 27

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick news stories on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news.

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the murder of 14-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till, a crime that helped set in motion the Civil Rights era.

5 religion news items of the day

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick news stories on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

White House race is anything but ordinary

As soon as the 2014 midterm elections were complete the media turned an eye toward 2016 and the presidential race. With a two-year window, pundits gleefully declared that Hillary Clinton was inevitable as the Democratic nomination and that Jeb Bush was the likely Republican nominee.

Pro-life activists demonstrate near a Planned Parenthood clinic July 28 in Philadelphia. The protestors called for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization. (Associated Press)

Data proves pro-life is a political winner

Before the hit to the stock market, the nation has been served weeks of macabre videos laying out Planned Parenthood's bloodthirsty lust for dismembering babies to peddle their remains for profits. All the while displaying the chilling precision and emotional detachment of the stone-cold killers they are.

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Unique stories of military, vet caregiving

Life happens. Brian Vines retired from the Army in 2012 after 28 years of distinguished service, and his wife, Natalie, who also served God and country, retired the following year after two decades in the same branch of the military.

Rusty Humphries with Ted Cruz, AFP Summit 2015

LISTEN: Cruz, Perdue, Jordan at AFP's Defending The Dream Summit 2015

Rusty travels to Columbus, Ohio for the American's For Prosperity's "Defending The Dream Summit 2015." Bomb scares; union protests and great speeches were the highlights of the event. Guests include AFP President Tim Philips, Sen. David Perdue from Georgia, and Rep Jim Jordan of Ohio. Also a long piece of Sen. Ted Cruz' speech to the group. GREAT STUFF!

A new design for the 2016 Kia Sorento means bigger and better. (Photo by Rita Cook)

A new design for the 2016 Kia Sorento means bigger and better

Bigger, bolder and happier all around, the 2016 Kia Sorento fills a lot of needs in the five to seven-passenger SUV midsize crossover market. Even better, the Sorento has been redesigned for 2016 with a number of competitors like the Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe having to do a double take to keep up.