UN chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, greets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jewel Samad, Pool)

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30 Egyptians Killed, 450 Injured During ‘Friday of Rage’

Anarchy took over the streets of Cairo as a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood told supporters to fight on in the wake of a military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the swearing in of Interim President Adly Mansour.

Protestors who support Morsi carry a man who was injured during violence in Cairo.

Protestors who support Morsi carry a man who was injured during violence in Cairo. LOUAFI LARBI/REUTERS


The promised “Friday of rage” left 30 Egyptians slain in vicious street fighting as the defiant head of the Muslim Brotherhood urged a fight to the death against the military coup.

More than 450 others were injured in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as anarchy reigned in parts of Cairo and across the country.

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The only hope for our nation’s future

Greg Laurie urges American’s to emulate founders of 1787


As we look to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4, I think about all that is great about the United States. I have had the opportunity to travel around the world. I have visited some great countries. But I am partial, and I believe that the United States of America is still the greatest country on the face of the earth. As Sen. Marco Rubio recently stated, it’s the “Miracle of America.”


However, I believe we are at a historic crossroads, much like our Founding Fathers faced that fateful summer in Philadelphia in 1787. They found themselves – 11 years after the Declaration of Independence – facing economic depression, social unrest, interstate rivalries and foreign intrigue. Sound familiar? Those could be today’s headlines.


In the face of this discord, these men tackled the onerous task of uniting disparate voices.

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