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The political churn:

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page. The warrant was obtained "after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials."

Trump's shift on Russia brings geopolitical whiplash

Commentary: Trump, Syria and just war theory

NY Times Magazine: Political historian – I didn't see Trump coming. A historian of conservatism and how he and his peers failed to anticipate the current twist in the story of the American right.

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Is Trump backing away from Steve Bannon?


With V Encuentro underway, Hispanics in US invite all to dialogue. Part of a four-year process.

Incarnation is possible when we are taken off-center

The 'Splainer from Religion News Service: Who are the Copts and why are they persecuted?

Pew: Global restrictions on religion rise modestly in 2015, reversing downward trend

Global Sisters Report:

Syrian nun honored by State Department says bombing is step back

San Rafael convent's plan to take in homeless mothers stalled by objections from lawyer next door


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