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Hobby Lobby bought ancient stolen tablet with tale of Gilgamesh. The feds are taking it


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Museum Of The Bible, Brainchild Of Hobby Lobby Owner, Set To Open In D.C.

Museum Of The Bible, Brainchild Of Hobby Lobby Owner, Set To Open In D.C.Steve Green, the president of the craft chain Hobby Lobby, has already earned a spot in American history books by winning a precedent-setting Supreme Court case about birth control.



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Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with U.S. DOJ

Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with U.S. DOJ(The 5th July story refiles to reflect that the artifacts were not intended for the Museum of the Bible in paragraphs 1 and 4) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Middle Eastern artifacts obtained from antiquities dealers, the company and U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The forfeiture will include some 5,500 artifacts purchased by Hobby Lobby Inc that originated from the region of modern-day Iraq and were shipped under false labels, as well as an additional $ 3 million to settle the civil charges, the Department of Justice said in a statement. “The protection of cultural heritage is a mission that (Homeland Security Investigations) and its partner U.S. Customs and Border Protection take very seriously as we recognize that while some may put a price on these artifacts, the people of Iraq consider them priceless,” Angel Melendez, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York, said in the statement.



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Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with DOJ

Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with DOJArts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Middle Eastern artifacts obtained from antiquities dealers for a Bible museum headed by its president, the company and U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The forfeiture will include some 5,500 artifacts purchased by Hobby Lobby Inc that originated from the region of modern-day Iraq and were shipped under false labels, as well as an additional $ 3 million to settle the civil charges, the Department of Justice said in a statement. “The protection of cultural heritage is a mission that (Homeland Security Investigations) and its partner U.S. Customs and Border Protection take very seriously as we recognize that while some may put a price on these artifacts, the people of Iraq consider them priceless,” Angel Melendez, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York, said in the statement.



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Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with U.S. DOJ

Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient Iraqi artifacts in settlement with U.S. DOJThe U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement with national arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby to forfeit thousands of ancient artifacts illegally smuggled into the country from the Middle East. Under the terms of the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to forfeit the antiquities, which originated from the region of modern-day Iraq, as well as $ 3 million, federal prosecutors said in a statement.



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Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate

An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in Nice(Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction exempting the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc from a portion of the 2010 healthcare law requiring many companies to provide employees with insurance coverage for birth control. The order by U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton in Oklahoma City excuses Hobby Lobby and its affiliated Mardel Christian bookstore chain from having to comply with the mandate. The case is Hobby Lobby Stores Inc et al v. Sebelius et al, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, No. 12-01000. …



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Court: Hobby Lobby can challenge health care law

DENVER (AP) — Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the federal birth-control coverage mandate, under a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday.
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Hobby Lobby Request to Block Health Law Denied

US appeals court denies Hobby Lobby request to block federal mandate on birth-control pills
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