The Slingshot: Trump hits Brits; Biden and Boehner honored; More (and Moore) on bathrooms

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Need to know: 05/16/2016

'TRUTH IS MIGHTY'

Biden and Boehner, teary and grateful, receive high Catholic honor

Some Catholics object to the vice president, who backs abortion rights, receiving Notre Dame's Laetare Medal. More from RNS

NO MORE US-UK 'SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP'?

Trump hits back at British prime minister over Muslim ban

Trump predicts, "We're not going to have a very good relationship." He also whacks London's new Muslim mayor for "nasty" comments. More from RNS

THE RIGHT CLOUT

Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson headlined Liberty commencement: Here’s why it matters

With its star-drawing power, Liberty University leads the nation's conservative populist movement. More from RNS

MOORE'S TRUTH

Russell Moore: The real meaning of transgender bathrooms

What's really happening is a concerted effort to deny biblical truth about who we are as men and women, says a Southern Baptist theologian. More from RNS

LOVE VS. LAW

3 reasons conservative Christians will lose the transgender debate

Jonathan Merritt to Russell Moore: Repeating tactics used to fight same-sex marriage will doom conservatives. More from RNS

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POWERING PROGRESS

Solar project pairs Muslims and Jews to aid West Bank farmers

Young U.S. Jews want to do more than "talk vaguely about economic development for Palestinians,” said an observer. More from nytimes.com

NO UIGHURS HERE

China is building a Muslim theme park far from many Muslims

The park will be located far from Turkic-speaking Muslims to highlight China's officially approved version of Islam. More from Quartz

SYMBOLIC MOVE

Why Indiana now requires burial or cremation for dead fetuses

Indiana can't legally declare aborted, miscarried and stillborn fetuses human in life. But in death, apparently, it can. More from The Atlantic

A SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL PUSH

Head of UN Women unafraid to irk opponents in battle for equity

Religious leaders are key to change, said the executive director before the biggest women's conference in a decade opened. More from Mail Online

50 YEARS LATER

At site of Jesus’ baptism, mine-clearing opens holy ground

Removing explosives left after 1967 war will improve pilgrims' access to West Bank worship sites. More from WSJ