Is Christopher Columbus a hero who discovered the New World? A murderous explorer? Or something in between? Should the second Monday in October continue to be a federal holiday in his honor? More than half a millennium after Columbus arrived in the New World, some Americans are debating how he should be remembered. For schoolchildren, [...]
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UPDATED FEB. 21, 2006: On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a small religious group that combines Christianity and Native American practices can use hallucinogenic tea in its ceremonies. The core of the case – what happens to the First Amendment right to freely exercise religion when it conflicts with federal law – [...]