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48 min ago | Seattle Times

Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Federal Appeals Court Upholds LAX Panhandling Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld a panhandling ban at Los Angeles International Airport in a lawsuit brought by a Hare Krishna group nearly two decades ago.

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Related Topix: International Society for Krishna Consciousness, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

7 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin judge rules Amish to comply with permits

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that local Old Order Amish families must obtain building and sanitary permits in accordance with an Eau Claire County requirement.

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Related Topix: Amish, Eau Claire County, WI

8 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

NY mayor, faith leaders meeting on arrest death

New York's Catholic archbishop is bringing together the mayor and religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

9 hrs ago | News Observer

Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Family, Kids

13 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he's getting both at the same time - and a load of mascara as well.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Theater, The Book of Mormon, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

Atheists forgetting the meaning of freedom

Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Atheism

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Religion News Service

gold-coins

There's an interesting post up today at By Common Consent analyzing one of the LDS Church's most recent financial reports.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

The Times of Israel

Philadelphia synagogue's historian beaten to death

The body of Lee Stanley, 65, a longtime member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, was found on Friday, CBS Philly reported.

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Related Topix: Judaism

The Winnipeg Free Press

Killing for God: In the Great War, religion was both a crutch and a sword

This war memorial, located in front of Deer Lodge Centre, shows a soldier being carried into heaven by an angel, an example of the intersection of religion and war.

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Related Topix: Orthodox Church, Vladimir Putin, Roman Catholic Church, Opinion

Deseret News

Elder Bednar invites Mormons to use social media to flood the earth

Elder David A. Bednar urged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media to flood the earth with gospel messages.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Inventions, Science / Technology

Townhall

Three Family Members of Pope Francis Killed in Auto Accident

Part of the human condition is experiencing profound tragedy and anguish. It's inevitable.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Truthdig

Israel: Crowd Shouts 'Death to Arabs' at Jewish-Muslim Wedding

An Israeli crowd gathered outside the wedding of a Muslim man and a Jewish woman in Rishon Lezion, shouting "death to Arabs" on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Wedding, Islam, US News, Liberal Political News

Los Banos Enterprise

Police: Los Banos Catholic priest under investigation for alleged a sex crimesa

A 64-year-old Catholic priest in Los Banos is under investigation for alleged "internet related sex crimes" involving at least one teenager, the Los Banos Police Department reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Roman Catholic Church

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.

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Related Topix: Islam

KHGI

Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students... Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US National Guard, US Military, Amish, US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords,

Tri-cityherald.com

Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero

Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

El Paso Times

Bishops criticize New Mexico plan on food stamps

Roman Catholic bishops are criticizing the plan of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to again impose work-related requirements on some low-income New Mexicans trying to qualify for food stamps.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Roman Catholic Church, US Governors, Susana Martinez

The Times Bulletin

More charges planned against kidnap suspects

More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Amish, St Lawrence County, NY, Associated Press, Oswegatchie, NY

KATV Little Rock

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a... Police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets late Sunday, a week after demonstrations against the fatal police shooting ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Rick Perry, US Governors, Amish

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