Politics of the United States

Religiously affiliated hospitals win Supreme Court pension case

In a decision that has religiously affiliated hospitals cheering, the Supreme Court ruled that federal pension rules don't apply to religiously affiliated hospitals.

The 8-0 ruling reverses lower court decisions that sided with hospital workers who argued that the exemption from pension laws should not extend to hospitals affiliated with churches.

June 5's Supreme Court ruling in favor of the hospitals — two with Catholic and one with Lutheran ties — will also affect other religiously affiliated institutions and their employees.

Trump's evangelical supporters disappointed about Israel embassy decision

President Trump’s decision to maintain the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has disappointed conservative Christians who were counting on him to make good on a key campaign promise.

But many expect that the long-awaited move will still occur and seem to give him the benefit of the doubt on the need to at least delay relocating the U.S. mission to Jerusalem given the realities of peacemaking in the Middle East.

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July 14-27, 2017

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