Idaho bans ‘Five Wives’ vodka over risque label

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Idaho regulators have decided not to carry Five Wives Vodka because of its label, while Utah booze cops have deemed the bottle’s depiction of 19th-century women in petticoats holding kittens near their lady parts as acceptable. By Dawn House.

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Southern Baptist heavyweight Richard Land in the fight of his life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) For the past 24 years, Richard Land has used his folksy charm and fiery rhetoric to become the public face of Southern Baptists. Now his future is in doubt, pending a probe of his remarks about the Trayvon Martin shooting and for alleged plagiarism. By Bob Smietana.

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Kansas bans Shariah, Muslims eye legal fight

(RNS) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill preventing judges from considering foreign law in their deliberations, a move that Muslim groups say is a direct and unnecessary assault on Shariah, or Islamic law. By Lauren Markoe.

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Catholics rally around nuns amid Vatican crackdown

CLEVELAND (RNS) Catholics are coming together around the country for prayer vigils as a show of support for America's nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having “serious doctrinal problems.” By Michael O'Malley.

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