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It began as a bit of online venting, but the Women's March could become the biggest inauguration demonstration

In Republicans' ethics office gambit, a spectacle of tweets and retreats. Trump's tweet and constituent protests corral dissenting GOP house members.

Black parents take their kids to school on how to deal with police. "From Baltimore to Ferguson, Charlotte to Atlanta, Houston to Oakland, there are now organized workshops about race and policing hosted by black churches, fraternities and sororities, and civic organizations. They carry names such as 'The Law and Your Community' and 'Surviving the Stop.' "

Colombian President Santos alters peace pact at army's request. A paragraph deleted from the agreement by Santos  "gave 'an effective guarantee of impunity for army officers' whose troops committed human rights crimes, according to Daniel Wilkinson, managing director of the Americas division at Human Rights Watch. In a Dec. 15 Financial Times blog, he wrote that the deleted paragraph had already been approved by FARC negotiators who hadn't sought such concessions for their own commanders."

A good-bye blog by St. Petersburg's Bishop Robert Lynch (with a shout-out to NCR's Michael Sean Winters).

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Religious makeup of new Congress overwhelmingly Christian

Commentary: Donald Trump's favorite televangelist

Commentary: The new battlegrounds for LGBT rights under Trump

Global Sisters Report: Sr. Janice Vanderneck, advocating on behalf of immigrants

Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the state’s legal strategy against the incoming administration.


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