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Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Will Make Christian History in Cuba Tomorrow
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today

ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054.

EPA Goes After Low-Income Farmers In Land Grab
Blake Hurst, The Federalist

The Supreme Court says the Clean Water Act is not a grant of federal control over every stream and depression in the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency says otherwise.

The World Isn’t Less Free Than It Used To Be
Jay Ulfelder, FiveThirtyEight

People on Earth were on average about as free at the start of 2016 as they were a year earlier, and the average global resident remained much freer than at almost any time in modern history.

Most Americans Say Government Doesn’t Do Enough to Help Middle Class
Pew Research

GOP seen as favoring the rich over middle class, poor; mixed views on which class the Democratic Party favors.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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