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The Briefing 05-06-14

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1) Supreme Court determines sectarian prayers before town council are not unconstitutional

Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings, Washington Post (Robert Barnes)

Supreme Court Allows Prayers at Town Meeting, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

Supreme Court Upholds Public Prayer at Town Board Meeting, Wall Street Journal (Jess Bravin)

2) Kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls stark exhibit of deep consequences of sin in world

Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, Financial Times

Nigeria’s Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnapped schoolgirls, Reuters (Tim Cocks and Isaac Abrak)

3) Ongoing emotional strain of Korean ferry tragedy cries out need for the gospel

A Korean City With 250 Holes in Its Heart, New York Times (Martin Fackler)

4) Harvard student protests are a display of hypocrisy

Fossil fuel protesters blockade offices at Harvard University, Financial Times (Ed Crooks)

5) Secularization of term ‘blessed’ 

They Feel ‘Blessed’, New York Times (Jessica Bennett)