Arkansas executions halted temporarily

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An Arkansas County Circuit Court judge, Wendell Griffen, issued a restraining order against the state on Friday, temporarily staying the executions of eight men, which had been scheduled to begin on Monday night.

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Judge Gorsuch’s Episcopalianism a concern to conservatives

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Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neal Gorsuch has been attending Episcopal churches for much of his adult life. This has been the source of some concern for conservative Christian leaders, given the Episcopal Church’s more liberal stance on issues such as abortion and equal marriage rights.

Sikh man shot, wounded in hate crime in Kent, Washington

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On Friday evening, Deep Rai was working on his car in his driveway in Kent, a suburb of Seattle, when he was approached by a stranger. The stranger spoke to him aggressively, telling Rai to “go back to his country,” before shoving him to the ground and shooting him in the arm.

Church in Seattle commemorates 75th anniversary of imprisonment of Japanese Americans

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Yesterday, February 19th, marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII. St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle is an historically Japanese American congregation, and has been holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary.