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  • ** FILE ** Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn (above) is the Democratic candidate in a special election to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Jane Harman. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

    Dem lawmaker storms from prayer event after Obama called 'abortion' president

    An outraged Democrat congresswoman from California said she was so dismayed to hear James Dobson, the founder of the Christian group Focus on the Family, refer to President Obama as the "abortion president" at Thursday's National Day of Prayer, she had to leave.

  • Do we need a National Day of Prayer?

    Are Americans interested in a National Day of Prayer? Many liken it to our nation's history, while others are thinking about celebrating another kind of holiday.

  • HAGELIN: Make a difference: Pray for our nation

    How often do you gripe about high taxes, stupid laws and bad politicians? It is incredibly easy to become discouraged about the direction our country is heading. When you are discouraged, it's even easier to start blaming and complaining.

  • Illinois plans April 30 day of preparedness

    Illinois officials are encouraging residents to participate next week in a first-ever national day of preparedness for tornadoes and floods.

  • A woman holds an LED candle as she offers prayers during a mass prayer for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet said that electronic pulses reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship are an encouraging sign but stresses they are not yet verified. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Military urged to stay away from National Day of Prayer event

    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, run by former Air Force member Mikey Weinstein, is petitioning U.S. military leaders to abstain from attending a National Day of Prayer, saying the annual event is nothing short of right-wing Christian fundamentalism.

  • Aid worker kidnapped by pirates to speak in Mich.

    An American aid worker kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2011 and rescued by Navy SEALs is to speak in Michigan.

  • Chelsea Clinton.

    Chelsea Clinton headlining inaugural service event

    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has signed on to help promote President Barack Obama's inaugural kick-off event to get Americans across the country engaged in serving their communities.

  • Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers is appealing a state appeals court ruling that the day-of-prayer proclamation is unconstitutional. (Associated Press)

    Annual Day of Prayer proclamations in dispute

    Colorado is embroiled in a legal battle over the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer proclamation.

  • Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi applauds as he watches a parade to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    After bombing, Yemenis mark somber National Day

    Grieving Yemenis held somber ceremonies Tuesday to mark the country's National Day following a suicide bombing a day earlier that killed nearly 100 soldiers and deeply shook the faith of many people in the nation's future.

  • Illustration: Mercury

    BEISNER: Hidden dangers in National Day of Prayer for Creation Care

    The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) has chosen Friday as the National Day of Prayer for Creation Care. While I'm wholeheartedly in favor of praying for a clean, healthful, beautiful Earth every day, I'm cautious about this campaign.

  • **FILE** Ronald Reagan (Associated Press)

    DOLE: Reagan's faith continues to inspire a nation

    As president, Ronald Reagan issued a National Day of Prayer Proclamation every year of his eight years in the Oval Office and in 1988, he signed into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. During this, Reagan's centennial year, we should remember what this day meant to one of America's greatest presidents and why he took such pride in officially recognizing its observance.

  • **FILE** Debbie Johannes (right) and Luis Linares (second from right), a missionary from El Salvador, pray during the annual National Day of Prayer in the House Cannon building on Capitol Hill in 2006. (The Washington Times)

    Appeals court overturns Day of Prayer ban

    A federal appeals court Thursday threw out a ruling that would have prohibited the president from declaring a National Day of Prayer, in a decision that cheered social conservatives and occasioned much wailing and gnashing of teeth by groups advocating a strict separation of church and state.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2010 file photo, Yoko Ono, right, performs alongside her son Sean Lennon during the "Yoko Ono: We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, are joining a national oral history project that urges people to take time the day after Thanksgiving for a National Day of Listening with their friends and loved ones. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    Yoko Ono interviews son for 'Day of Listening'

    Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, are joining a national oral history project that urges people to take time the day after Thanksgiving for a National Day of Listening with their friends and loved ones.

Greater DC Cares is mobilizing volunteers for projects throughout the area for the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Day of Service to recall 9/11

    Consider it his last call to service.

  • President Barack Obama

    Obama cuts prayer-day service

    President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the following morning.

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