Notre Dame graduate students Laura Grieneisen, at right, and Liz Miller pose for a portrait inside of the Jordan Hall of Science on the University of Notre Dame's campus near South Bend, Indiana on July 10, 2014.
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In Case You Missed It: The week’s top stories from msnbc

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Each week, msnbc.com collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

This is the next Hobby Lobby
by Irin Carmon

More than 100 nonprofits are suing over an opt-out form. One thing is clear: When it comes to the birth control battle, there’s no end in sight.

A rare bright spot for Democrats
by Benjy Sarlin

Republicans had high hopes for Michigan’s Senate seat, but Democrat Gary Peters appears to be taking control of his race against Terri Lynn Land.

‘Not In My Backyard’ creates roadblocks to sheltering migrant children
by Amanda Sakuma

The “Not In My Backyard” resistance in communities against sheltering migrant kids has left few public officials willing to answer calls to house the children.

Democrats eager to campaign on Obama impeachment and lawsuit
by Benjy Sarlin

Republican voters may like to fantasize about Congress impeaching President Obama from time to time, but not nearly as much as Democratic leaders do.

The rise of no-strings-attached conservatism 
by Timothy Noah

In the wake of Hobby Lobby, religious leaders want organizations to be allowed to engage in discriminatory hiring —  but that violates conservative principles.

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In Case You Missed It: The week’s top stories from msnbc