The deportation proceedings against a number of Indonesian Christians in New Jersey has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. The 50 people that are affected by the proceedings are in the U.S. illegally but are seeking to gain legal status.


The order by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas was in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and applies to Indonesians who have orders or removal dating to before 2009. The 50 people identified themselves to Immigration and Customs Enforcement n 2009 as part of a program to obtain work authorization and stays of deportation. Immigration authorities in New Jersey have allegedly targeted Indonesian Christians.


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STUDY SAYS


Happiness correlates to marriage


According to a new study from the Journal of Happiness Studies, happiness in adults correlates directly with marriage. According to research, marriage brings more satisfaction than cohabitation because of the “level of commitment.”


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GOOD BOOK?


“Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich” by Richard Weikart


For a man whom history can never forget, Adolf Hitler remains a persistent mystery on one front — his religious faith. Atheists tend to insist Hitler was a devout Christian. Christians counter that he was an atheist. And still others suggest that he was a practicing member of the occult. None of these theories are true, says historian Richard Weikart. Delving more deeply into the question of Hitler’s religious faith than any researcher to date, Weikart reveals the startling and fascinating truth about the most hated man of the 20th century: Adolf Hitler was a pantheist who believed nature was God.


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THE WORD


niqab: A veil worn by some women who are Muslims; it covers all of their face except the eyes.


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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD


According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Taiwan is:


— Buddhist: 35.3 percent


— Taoist: 33.2 percent


— Christian: 3.9 percent


— Folk religionist: 10 percent


— None: 18.2 percent


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