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    House nears passage of $585 billion defense bill

House nears passage of $585 billion defense bill

The House on Thursday headed toward passage of a $585 billion defense policy bill that gives President Barack Obama the authority to expand U.S. military operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.

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    Lebanon says it has detained  wife of IS leader

Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader, and were questioning the woman and conducting DNA tests on the child, senior Lebanese officials said Tuesday.

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    Mysterious sculpture recovered from Seine

Mysterious sculpture recovered from Seine

French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries.

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    Obama dismisses GOP with immigration orders

Obama dismisses GOP with immigration orders

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

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    Student-founded nonprofit to create Christmas for orphans

Student-founded nonprofit to create Christmas for orphans

After three trips with Baylor Missions in Ghana as an undergraduate studying social work, Bartlesville, Okla., master’s candidate Emily Hood fell in love with the orphanage All Nations Charity Home.

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    Obama to bring Internet to schools

Obama to bring Internet to schools

President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years.

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    Speaker to talk on social impact

Speaker to talk on social impact

Baylor’s LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator is bringing the founder of a leading global and social enterprise organization to teach students how they can make a difference in their community.

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    Pacific Ocean’s massive starfish die-off linked to mystery virus

Pacific Ocean’s massive starfish die-off linked to mystery virus

Marking a major breakthrough in the mystery of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded in the world’s oceans, scientists believe they have found the cause of a disease that has killed millions of starfish since last year along California and the Pacific Coast.

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    Potential executive order on immigration may affect millions

Potential executive order on immigration may affect millions

President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.

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    Professor talks extinction of Christianity in Middle East

Professor talks extinction of Christianity in Middle East

Is Christianity becoming extinct? One Baylor professor explored the concept, and said it could be happening in the Middle East.

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