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  • A workman clears snow from the plaza at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014, as visitors line up to hear arguments. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region, prompting area schools and the federal government to close for the wintry weather.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Supreme Court won't hear German family's home-school case

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    To the disappointment of many home-schooling supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not consider the case of a German family seeking asylum in the U.S. because they cannot teach their children at home in Germany. Published March 3, 2014

  • Candy and flowers: Romance alive and well among young couples

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    Don't let the naysayers wilt the Valentine's Day flowers: Most young men and women in long-term relationships say they are very satisfied — and very much in love — with each other. Published February 10, 2014

  • Alzheimer's: Reagan's long goodbye

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    While other famous people had succumbed to the irreversible, progressive neurological disease — including such figures as actress Rita Hayworth, writer E.B. White and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson — the Reagans' admission took the prominence and public awareness of Alzheimer's to a new level. Published February 3, 2011

  • Recent Stories in Faith

    • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

      End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

      By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

      Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. Published April 16, 2014

    • Va. justices to hear former Dem activist's appeal

      By Associated Press

      The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of a former Democratic activist from Falls Church who was convicted of molesting two children. Published April 16, 2014

    • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

      New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

      By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

      A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. Published April 15, 2014

    • President Obama bows his head during the prayer during the Easter Prayer Breakfast on Monday. The president's faith may run deep, but his attendance at church services during his time in Washington has been infrequent. (Associated Press)

      Separation of church and Obama: Religious ties may run deep, but president's attendance has not

      By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

      From working with churches in Chicago to enlisting religious leaders to help push immigration reform, President Obama's ties to religious communities run deep, but analysts say he's opened himself up to continued criticism by failing to find his own church after five years in Washington. Published April 15, 2014

    Recent Stories in Family

    • AG, lawyers disagree over gay marriage appeal path

      By Associated Press

      Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case. Published April 16, 2014

    • Snyder signs legislation to speed up adoptions

      By Associated Press

      Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to speed up adoptions. Published April 15, 2014

    • Judge takes up ban on domestic partner benefits

      By ED WHITE - Associated Press

      A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday. Published April 15, 2014

    • Governor signs surprise inspections abortion bill

      By ASTRID GALVAN - Associated Press

      Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's signing of bill allowing for snap inspections at abortion clinics will likely lead to another legal battle. Published April 15, 2014

    • No discussion on SC anti-domestic violence bills

      By ANDREW COFFMAN SMITH - Associated Press

      A Senate committee on Tuesday postponed discussion of legislation targeting domestic violence in South Carolina because the Senate session ran late. Published April 15, 2014

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