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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February 27, 2018 - 6:46 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group that invokes the name Satan as a metaphor for opposing religious tyranny has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, accusing officials of discrimination after being denied an opportunity to give the opening prayer at a City Council meeting. Michelle Shortt...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas couple is celebrating after become parents to a rare set of identical triplets. Dr. Josh Petrikin says the boys are "doing wonderfully" while under observation in Truman Medical Center's neonatal intensive care in Kansas City, Missouri. Researchers say identical...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois congressman says a photo of him delivering a bag of prayer cards to President Donald Trump was taken nearly a year ago and had nothing to do with last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. Stories on sites including incorrectly state that Republican U.S...
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Students gather during a vigil at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 15, 2018 - 11:12 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 11 p.m. The 17 people killed in the Florida high school shooting have been remembered at a candlelight vigil attended by at least 1,000 people. There was a moment of silence and the victims'...
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