Despite Setbacks, Hamas’ Grip on Gaza Has Never Been Tighter

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza’s Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants’ increasingly unpopular rule. And yet Hamas’ control over Gaza is tighter…

Heartbeat Abortion Ban Heads To Georgia Governor’s Desk

‘By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Watchful eyes now turn to Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, wondering when he might sign a “heartbeat” abortion ban that he supported and helped push through. The Georgia House gave final approval Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the bill…

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits St. Louis To Speak On “Opportunity Zones” Program

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was in St. Louis on Friday to speak on the “Opportunity Zones” program. Dr. Carson joined federal, state, and local lawmakers, as well as residents at the HUD-supported Sarah North Apartments, for a roundtable discussion. “All of our people are…