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Federal judge rules that Dallas’ homeless feeding ordinance violates ministries’ religious freedoms
Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News

For six years the city of Dallas and two ministries have been locked in a legal battle over their right to feed the homeless and hungry wherever and whenever they find them. But at long last, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis ended that tussle today — for now, at least — by siding with Rip Parker Memorial Homeless Ministry and Big Heart Ministries.

U.S. Private Schools All the Rage for China’s Booming Middle-Class
Zhang Jing, Worldcrunch

In the last five years, the number of Chinese children trying to get into prep schools in the U.S. has soared from just a few hundred to nearly 10,000. Meanwhile, school quotas for foreign students haven’t changed, so it’s getting increasingly difficult for Chinese children to get into American schools.

Hobby Lobby Granted Full Rehearing of Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate Challenge
Heather Clark, Christian News

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals announced on Friday that Hobby Lobby’s appeal will go before the entire court as per the company’s request. Cases are customarily held before a panel of three judges, except in what are called en banc hearings.

Is Market Failure a Sufficient Condition for Government Intervention?
Art Carden and Steve Horwitz, Library of Economics and Liberty

We don’t exaggerate when we say that sound economic reasoning could have saved tens, if not hundreds, of millions of lives.

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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).