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Churches asking federal judge to waive FEMA's religious rejection

By Gabrielle Banks Three Southeast Texas churches damaged during Hurricane Harvey will ask a federal judge Tuesday to force the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive its stance that religious groups don’t qualify for relief funds because they might proselytize to those seeking aid. Rockport First Assembly of God in Aransas County, Harvest Family Church…

ACLU intensifying fight in the age of Trump

By By Gabrielle Banks When the Trump administration took the rare move last week of asking the U.S. Supreme Court to discipline the American Civil Liberties Union for helping a Texas undocumented teenager get an abortion, it was the latest salvo in what has been an unprecedented year of battles between the president and the…