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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich thanks supporters in Concord, N.H.,Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after Kasich finished second in the New Hampshire primary election. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

Kasich expected to sign bill that strips Planned Parenthood funds

- Associated Press

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Ben Stiller portrays Derek Zoolander, from left, Owen Wilson portrays Hansel and Penelope Cruz portrays Valentina Valencia in a scene from, "Zoolander 2." (Philippe Antonello/Paramount Pictures via AP)

'Zoolander 2' tries a little too hard to up the ante

- Associated Press

In case you don't follow the global fashion calendar, Fashion Week has just begun in New York, bringing with it a few nice clothes plus the usual over-the-top weirdness - bizarrely themed runway shows and front-row fashionistas teetering on stilt-like heels, swathed in feathers and smoothed out with dangerous doses of Botox.

Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco nuns face eviction

- Associated Press

Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco. But the city's booming economy means even seedy neighborhoods are demanding higher rents, threatening to force out an order of nuns who serve the homeless.

'Their Blood Cries Out' for action

Twenty years ago, Professor Paul Marshall of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada, wrote a book with a particularly uninviting title, "Their Blood Cries Out." This tome, not unlike the 16th century John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, described the persecution of multiple Christians around the world.

Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel poses near the damaged menorah outside the Chabad Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The menorah has been damaged three times in less than a year, most recently on Feb. 7. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

U of Illinois menorah damaged for a third time

- Associated Press

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year, police said Tuesday, and the center's rabbi believes school leaders need to take a stronger stand against the vandalism.

FILE - In this undated image released earlier this year by the New York City Health Department, a graphic warning NYC consumers of high salt content in foods that is now required on menus at many fast-food and chain restaurants is already headed for a court fight. The National Restaurant Association says it filed a lawsuit in Manhattan on Thursday, two days after the first-of-its-kind rule took effect. The rule requires chain restaurants to put the salt-shaker icon on menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about a teaspoon of salt. (Antonio D'Angelo/New York City Health Department via AP)

Please, don't pass the salt

It has been postulated that diets high in sodium contribute to an annual 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide and is responsible for 1-in-10 U.S. deaths. And researchers also found that 40 percent of these deaths affect adults 69 years of age or younger.

A group of Christian employees have accused NASA of violating their First Amendment rights after allegedly banning the word "Jesus" from the Johnson Space Center newsletter. (Wikipedia)

NASA accused of banning 'Jesus'

- The Washington Times

A group of Christian employees have accused NASA of violating their First Amendment rights after allegedly banning the word "Jesus" from the Johnson Space Center newsletter.

In this photo provided by Turkish Islamic aid group IHH, a displaced Syrian boy eats at a temporary refugee camp in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Turkey was under pressure from the EU to open its border to up to 35,000 Syrians who have massed along the frontier in the past few days fleeing an onslaught by government forces and intense Russian airstrikes in Aleppo. (IHH via AP)

Pope appeals for 'martyred country' of Syria

- Catholic News Agency

The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to the international community on Sunday, in an address where he also called for a renewed commitment to the protection of life at all stages.