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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Egyptian longtime friends and ballet co-stars Ahmed Nabil, left, Hani Hassan, center, and Mohammed Hamed, pose on stage after a performance of "Zorba," at the Cairo Opera House, in Egypt. The national ballet company is rebuilding after years of political turmoil and economic pain. Ballet may be an elite Western art, it may be far removed from Egyptian society, which has grown more religiously conservative and xenophobic. But it’s still a powerful passion for the Egyptians who dance it and watch it. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
May 12, 2017 - 8:48 am
CAIRO (AP) — Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. "Every day, I cannot wait to...
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Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled "Suspension" by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 7:04 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church...
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A pilgrim sits in the front row at the Fatima Sanctuary in Fatima, Portugal, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, more than 24 hours ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 6:00 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SHIFTING WHITE HOUSE EXPLANATIONS FOR FBI DIRECTOR'S FIRING President Donald Trump is now declaring he had planned to fire that "showboat" all along. 2. A HIGH-STAKES INTERNATIONAL GATHERING...
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Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled "Suspension" by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 3:15 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Egyptian longtime friends and ballet co-stars Ahmed Nabil, left, Hani Hassan, center, and Mohammed Hamed, pose on stage after a performance of "Zorba," at the Cairo Opera House, in Egypt. The national ballet company is rebuilding after years of political turmoil and economic pain. Ballet may be an elite Western art, it may be far removed from Egyptian society, which has grown more religiously conservative and xenophobic. But it’s still a powerful passion for the Egyptians who dance it and watch it. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
May 12, 2017 - 2:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. "Every day, I cannot wait to...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2013, file photo, an 11-year-old boy looks over a Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon church, the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States, announced Thursday, May 11, 2017, it is pulling older teenagers from the organization as the religion takes a step toward developing its own global scouting-like program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 11, 2017 - 4:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part of an effort to start its own scouting-like program. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2013, file photo, an 11-year-old boy looks over a Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon church, the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States, announced Thursday, May 11, 2017, it is pulling older teenagers from the organization as the religion takes a step toward developing its own global scouting-like program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 11, 2017 - 3:02 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part of an effort to start its own scouting-like program. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
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May 11, 2017 - 10:00 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling older teenagers from the organization as the religion takes a step toward developing its own global scouting-like program. The Utah-based religion's announcement...
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In this photo taken May 4, 2017, souvenir tiles are displayed for sale at a shop in the village of Aljustrel, outside Fatima, Portugal. The tiles show Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, the Portuguese shepherd children who say they saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize Francisco and Jacinta Marto. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 11, 2017 - 6:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lengthy historic investigations. Decrees of "heroic virtues." Miraculous cures. The Vatican's complicated saint-making process has long fascinated Catholics and non-Catholics alike, and will be on display Saturday when Pope Francis canonizes two children whose "visions" of the...
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In this photo taken May 4, 2017, souvenir tiles are displayed for sale at a shop in the village of Aljustrel, outside Fatima, Portugal. The tiles show Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, the Portuguese shepherd children who say they saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize Francisco and Jacinta Marto. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 11, 2017 - 3:02 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lengthy historic investigations. Decrees of "heroic virtues." Miraculous cures. The Vatican's complicated saint-making process has long fascinated Catholics and no-Catholics alike, and will be on display Saturday when Pope Francis canonizes two children whose "visions" of the...
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