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Conservative Evangelicals Help Drag California Toward Prison Reform

A new measure in California looks to bring modest prison reforms to the state’s harsh system. With the help of massive donations from a conservative evangelical, it looks likely to pass—but even then, CA’s reforms will still lag behind those pursued by more conservative states.

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Pentacostal Power and Brazil's Presidential Race

As Brazil’s evangelical population grows, its political clout is growing too—so much so that it has already influenced more than one high profile politician to alter her stance on key social issues. But even if evangelicals don’t prove to be game-changers this time around, this story is one to watch.

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Are People Killing Each Other Today Over an Election Dispute in Arabia More Than a Thousand Years Ago?

While it would be wrong to think that the conflict in the Middle East is only about religion, it would be even more wrong to downplay just how much of the conflict actually is just about religion.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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