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The Briefing 08-25-14

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1) Earthquakes in Napa and Peru reminder of instability of world

Napa, Calif., gets back to business after 6.0 quake, USA Today (Elizabeth Weise and Jon Swartz)

Strong California Quake Hit Vineyards, Surprised Many People, Wall Street Journal (AP)

Large Earthquake Strikes Central Peru, Wall Street Journal (AP)

2) White House announces modifications of birth control policies, without resolving moral issue

White House revises birth control rule to accommodate religious groups, Chicago Tribune (Kathleen Hennessey)

Obama’s Rules of Enragement, Family Research Council (Tony Perkins)

Obama offers new birth control fixes to religious nonprofits, some for-profits companies, Associated Press (Josh Lederman)

3) Richard Dawkins promotion of aborting Down Syndrome babies consequence of atheistic worldview

Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: ‘Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world’, The Independent (Jenn Selby)

Richard Dawkins offers half apology over those Down syndrome comments: ‘Half the problem lies in a wanton eagerness to misunderstand’, The Independent (Ella Alexander)

Abortion & Down Syndrome: An Apology for Letting Slip the Dogs of Twitterwar, RichardDawkins.net (Richard Dawkins)