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Kenya to ‘re-integrate’ hundreds of returning al-Shabab recruits

Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, malls and government institutions, most notably Garissa University College where nearly 150 people — mostly Christian students — were killed last spring.

The return of the Kenya nationals was reported by the Kenyan government, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the International Organization for Migration.

Republicans hope to find ‘missing’ evangelical voters


From the multi-station cafeteria to the gift shop to the theater-style sanctuary, worshipers at Prestonwood Baptist Church believe — or hope — that next year’s election will see something new.

Long-lost evangelical voters.

“So many don’t vote — it just makes me sick,” said Marjoray Wilemon, a retiree from Arlington, Texas, who has seen a lot of politics in her 94 years. “I hope that some people will realize what kind of bad shape we’re in.”

Anglican bishops spar with Prime Minister David Cameron over refugees


A row has erupted between the bishops of the Church of England and the British prime minister over his handling of the refugee crisis.

In a letter published Saturday in The Guardian, 84 bishops claim David Cameron is ignoring their efforts to take in more refugees fleeing the Middle East.

The bishops released the private letter they sent to Cameron last month after the prime minister’s office failed to reply.



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