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Supreme Court tosses ‘Christian candy cane’ case

WASHINGTON (RNS) An appeal over Christmas sweets turned bitter yesterday (June 11) when the Supreme Court declined to hear the so-called “candy cane” case. The case is a rallying point for conservative Christians concerned about free religious expression. By Chris Lisee.  

After angering Catholics, White House honors teachers

WASHINGTON (RNS) Days after angering Catholics with a new rule that forces religious groups to offer contraceptive coverage, the White House on Wednesday tried to repair relations by honoring nine Catholic educators. By Lauren Markoe.