Anti-Shariah bill defeated in Oklahoma senate

Omar Sacirbey |

(RNS) The Oklahoma state senate voted Thursday (April 5) to kill a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including Islamic law, in their decisions. By Omar Sacirbey.

White House insists contraception talks are on track

(RNS) The Obama administration is pushing back against charges by the nation's top Catholic bishop that talks to create a broader religious exemption from a controversial birth control coverage mandate are “going nowhere,” and that White House officials are dismissing the central role of the bishops. By David Gibson.