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  1. 'Explosion Of Emotions' As Pope Greets Children With AutismRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Switched

    Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at showing solidarity with people living with the condition. The pope urged governments and institutions to respond to the needs of people with autism in order to help break "the isolation and, in many cases also the stigma" associated with the disorders, which are characterized by varying levels of social impairment and communication difficulties.

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  2. Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issueRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | Washington Times

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said Sharif made this request when Obama called him on Friday.

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  3. Pakistan says Indian fire kills a soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | The Washington Post

    Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian forces have fired across the border into the Pakistan-administered portion of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a soldier. The ministry in a statement Friday said the Pakistani soldier was killed Thursday in the Pandu sector along the border, which divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

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  4. Decision to nix holiday references on Montgomery calendar met with anger, concernsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | Gazette.net

    Montgomery County school board members are standing by a recent decision to remove religious holiday names from the county school system's calendar that sparked heated opposition and local and national media attention. School board President Phil Kauffman has also said school officials aim to create a standard the district can use to determine when to close on a holiday before the next calendar comes up for approval.

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  5. Pakistan says Indian cross-border fire kills Pakistani soldier in Himalayan region of KashmirRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Fox News

    Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian forces have fired across the border into the Pakistan-administered portion of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a soldier. The ministry in a statement Friday said the Pakistani soldier was killed Thursday in the Pandu sector along the border, which divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

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  6. Chuck Norris: Obama 'quiet as a church mouse' on religious freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Washington Times

    Chuck Norris fears the country is heading down "a slippery slope" after a Maryland school district decided to wipe its calendar clean of all religious holidays. Facing pressure from Muslim groups to include Eid ul Fitr in its calendar, the Montgomery County School District decided instead to remove the names of all Christian and Jewish holidays, while still giving students the days off.

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  7. MKs fined over poor Knesset attendanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Ynetnews

    The Knesset Ethics Committee on Wednesday issued a warning notice to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and deducted a day's salary from MK Mohammad Barakeh as part of the sanctions imposed in the wake of a roll call determining which Knesset Members were present in meetings during the Knesset's summer session. According to the Law of Immunity of MKs, a Knesset Member is subject to the jurisdiction of the Ethics Committee if he is absent from a certain number of meetings, while a minister is permitted to be absent from a larger number of meetings.

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  8. Chuck Norris: Obama allows public 'indoctrination camps'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Raw Story

    Conservative actor Chuck Norris lashed out at President Barack Obama this week for failing to act after a Maryland school district stopped naming religious holidays on its calendar. Muslim parents asked the Montgomery County School District to cancel classes on the holiday of Eid ul Fitr, but officials instead elected to remove the names of all Christian and Jewish holidays from its calendar.

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  9. A lack of wisdom on the calendarRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Gazette.net

    Maybe it was an attempt at Solomonic wisdom, but the Montgomery County Board of Education blew it last week when it decided to remove all religious holiday names from the school calendar. By removing Christmas and Easter from the school system's schedule, the board has scrubbed spirituality from the calendar and fully secularized one of our greatest institutions.

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  10. erik_wempleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Washington Post

    On this afternoon's edition of "Wolf," host Wolf Blitzer asked Brookings Institution senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon if U.S. policy regarding hostages taken by terrorist organizations needed some tweaking. The question relates to a directive from President Obama to review how the United States handles hostage situations , following the beheading of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig by the Islamic State terror group.

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  11. Culture of calligraphyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Northern Echo

    Lord Richard McLeod presents a piece of his calligraphy to London Mayor Boris Johnson, photographed by Lord McLeod's teacher and mentor Dr Samir Malik Nabi written in the QE11 script, part of a painting called Prophet's Dream, which was featured in the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition in Durham in 2013 Calligrapher Lord Richard McLeod has drawn on his experience as an asylum seeker to create the first Western/Arabic script, named after the Queen. He talks to Sarah Foster THERE'S no doubt that being a lord opens doors, and, for Lord Richard McLeod, perhaps the most notable of these to date has been being a guest of Boris Johnson.

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  12. Becket Fund on Suburban Md. Schools' Ban on Religious Holidays: - Impoverishes Education'CNSRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Cybercast News Service

    ... of all references to religion after Muslim groups mounted a more than year-long campaign to get Eid al-adha and Eid ul-Fitr added as days off for students. The 2015 school calendar will reference Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29 and 31 as "Winter Break" without ...

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  13. Pope Francis' Almoner Is Building Showers For The Homeless At The VaticanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Switched

    Vatican Almoner, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski. The existence of the Vatican Almoner dates back centuries: It is mentioned in a papal bull from the 13th-century Pope Innocent III, and Pope Gregory X, who ruled from 1271-1276, organized it into an official Holy See office for papal charity.

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  14. New China counterterrorism initiative to focus on intelligence gatheringRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Washington Times

    The Chinese government has launched a new initiative that will use "big data" to improve intelligence gathering for counterterrorism operations - most likely to focus on activity among the Muslim ethnic Uighur groups in the nation's Western Xinjang region. China's Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun announced the new "joint mechanism" for intelligence gathering to "smash violent terrorist" activities before they occur, according to a report posted Thursday on the website of Xinhua, the Chinese government-controlled news agency.

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  15. a 'War on Christmas' as DC suburb scraps religious holidays on calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Russia Taday

    Muslim worshippers pray during Eid al-Fitr services in the Queens borough of New York July 28, 2014. US conservative groups are in an uproar as an influential D.C. suburb decided to remove any mention of religious holidays - Christmas included - following complaints from Muslim groups that their holidays were not being recognized.

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  16. Maryland School Board Strips Calendar of Christian, Jewish Holiday Names After CAIR Complains***Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WCBM-AM Pikesville

    The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to strip the names of Christian and Jewish holidays from its school calendar amid complaints from the parents of Muslim children seeking recognition for Islamic holidays. The schools still will be closed on the holidays, but the board voted 7-1 to move the religious references from the calendar.

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  17. School board removes religious references from calendarRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Gazette.net

    The Montgomery school board on Tuesday passed a calendar for the 2015-16 academic year that does not reference any religious holiday. The change, which does not reverse the actual closures on certain holidays, was made in light of requests from the county's Muslim community to add Eid al-Adha to next year's calendar.

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  18. School District Renames Christmas Break 'Winter Break' Instead of Accommodating Muslim HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | New York Magazine

    How do you deal with a religious minority's request that their most important holy day be included as a holiday on the school calendar? Apparently, if you're the Montgomery County School District in Maryland, you just remove the religious connotations from days off altogether. Muslim families want Montgomery Co.

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  19. Montgomery County, Md., SchoolBoard Votes to Eliminate AllReligious References to School HolidaysRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Lucianne.com

    By a vote of 7-1, the Montgomery County School Board voted on Tuesday to strip the public school calendar of all references to religion after Muslim groups mounted more than a year-long campaign to get Eid al-adha and Eid ul-Fitr added as a days off for students. The majority of board members voted to remove all references to religion, resulting in the 2015 school calendar referencing Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29 and 31 as "Winter Break" without noting that school is closed on Dec. 25 for Christmas.

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  20. Montgomery County, Md., School Board Votes to Eliminate All Religious References to School HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Cybercast News Service

    By a vote of 7-1, the Montgomery County School Board voted on Tuesday to strip the public school calendar of all references to religion after Muslim groups mounted more than a year-long campaign to get Eid al-adha and Eid ul-Fitr added as a days off for students. The majority of board members voted to remove all references to religion, resulting in the 2015 school calendar referencing Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29 and 31 as "Winter Break" without noting that school is closed on Dec. 25 for Christmas.

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