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From The New York Times

"Maybe, in time, I'll find a way to reconcile my conflicted emotions, to separate the character from his maker, and to resurrect the vital and upright Dr. Huxtable who had lingered for so long in the back reaches of my memory.

"For now, I am still grieving."

Read more: Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times
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From Twitchy

"In October of last year, Texas defunded Planned Parenthood clinics in the state.

Cosmopolitan, citing a study, appears to think the alleged effect of that defunding is a downside. . . ."

Read more: Twitchy
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From LifeSiteNews

"His legal team felt certain he would prevail on the substance of the charges without admitting guilt to any of them."

Read more: Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews
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From First Things

"We’re so used to the default trope that China is 'the world’s most populous nation' that it will come as a shock to many that, by some demographers’ estimates, China’s current population, 1.4 billion, will shrink to 500 million by the turn of the next century. But China’s demographic crisis could also be an evangelical opportunity."

Read more: George Weigel, First Things
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From NPR

"Fong explores the wide-ranging impact of what she calls the world's 'most radical experiment' in her new book, One Child. She says that among the policy's unintended consequences is an acute gender imbalance."

Read more: Fresh Air, NPR
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From WORLD

"The U.S. government placed tens of thousands of migrant children in unscreened homes without even writing down the phone numbers or addresses of the adults in charge, a congressional investigation revealed. As the government eased safety precautions to deal with an overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors, thousands of children were trafficked as slaves, abused, or simply disappeared."

Read more: Evan Wilt, WORLD

(H/T Joy Pullmann, The Federalist)
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From GetReligion

"For months, we've heard about polls indicating that brash, foul-mouthed Donald Trump had become the darling of conservative Christians. (Whaaaaatttt?)

"But Ted Cruz -- not Trump -- emerged victorious in the Hawkeye State, with Marco Rubio a close third.

"What role did religion play?

Read more: Bobby Ross, Jr., GetReligion
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From Christianity Today

"It’s also worth noting that matters of religion, often in the background of Austen’s novels but not frequently brought to the foreground, are a bit more present here."

Read more: Alissa Wilkinson, Christianity Today
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From CNN

"Tensions over Europe's migrant crisis led to arrests and violence in Sweden and the UK over the weekend, with a masked mob calling for attacks on foreigners in Stockholm and clashes between pro- and anti-migrant demonstrators in the British town of Dover."

Read more: Radina Gigova and Tim Hume, CNN
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From The Telegraph

"The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development.

"It will only be the second time in the world that such a procedure has been undertaken and the first time it has been directly approved by a regulator. A Chinese team carried out similar experiments last year to widespread outcry."

Read more: Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph
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From Crux

"Two of this year’s eight best picture Academy Award nominees, 'Spotlight' and 'Brooklyn,' present dramatically different depictions of Catholic clergy -- although neither gives a clerical character more than a few minutes of screen time."

Read more: Steven D. Greydanus, Crux
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From Chrisicisms

"We had weird rules, but as a parent I can understand my parents’ positions and inconsistencies a bit more. Navigating culture with young children is tough, and I’ve had my own concerns about what is right and wrong for my kids and what will help them on their faith journeys. I shooed my son out of the room for watching 'Rocky' because of violence but let him sit on my lap while I watched old 'Simpsons' episodes. Just the other night I had a conversation with my wife about why I don’t want our son to play with toy guns but I was okay with her buying him a 'Star Wars' NERF blaster for his birthday. In years to come, we’ll laugh at our inconsistencies and the weird positions we took, just like I’m laughing at some of my parents’ odder rules today. And over time, I’m sure those rules will in some way influence my kids’ personalities, just as the ban on movies somehow instilled a love of them in me."

Read more: Chris Williams, Chrisicisms, Patheos
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