FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, pastor Robert Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, speaks as he introduces President Donald Trump during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. In a tweet Sunday, May 13, 2018, Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says the prominent Baptist minister, Jeffress, shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 14, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee...
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FILE - This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking during a roundtable discussion on tax cuts in Cleveland, Ohio, May 5, 2018 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, talking with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to finalize details of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
May 09, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the release of three Americans from North Korea (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The three American detainees freed by North Korea say they would like to express their "deep appreciation" to the United States government, President...
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President Donald Trump walks out to speak during a "National Day of Prayer" event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 03, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the "vital role" of religion in the country. "America is a nation of believers," he said. Shortly before the Rose Garden event...
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April 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers)...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:50 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Students from Pakistan's religious seminaries have held a commemoration rally to pray for victims of an airstrike earlier this month in neighboring Afghanistan. About 400 students gathered for the demonstration in Islamabad on Wednesday. They said they decided to hold the prayer...
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April 05, 2018 - 2:46 am
SOUTHERN JILIN PROVINCE, China (AP) — To the North Koreans gathered beneath a crucifix in an apartment in this northeastern Chinese border region, she is known as "mom." She feeds them, gives them a place to stay and, on occasion, money. In return, the 69-year-old Korean-Chinese woman asks them to...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech in Pietrelcina, Italy, the birthplace of St. Padre Pio, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Saint Pio who is widely venerated in Italy and abroad is famous for bearing the stigmata, the wounds of crucified Jesus. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 17, 2018 - 7:53 am
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday traveled to southern Italy to honor a hugely popular Italian saint, Padre Pio, praying silently before a glass display case holding the mystic monk's body in a shrine town that draws millions of pilgrims each year. Francis took a...
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March 07, 2018 - 6:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's House speaker says he plans changes to a program in which pastors deliver prayers and sermons to legislators amid criticism from interfaith leaders that non-Christians are being denied an opportunity to participate. House Speaker Charles McCall said Wednesday the...
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March 07, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ March 1 The Index-Journal on prayer policies: We live in a world in which students think little to nothing about writing bomb threat messages on school bathroom walls, sharing inappropriate photos via Snapchat. What could be the harm, then, in...
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