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Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based … Continue reading

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Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religious beliefs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a “chill pill” and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation. … Continue reading

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Friend of white man accused in black Charleston church massacre pleads guilty to lying to feds

South Sudan forms unity government South Sudan’s transitional unity government was sworn into office Friday, with President Salva Kiir sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process. Under terms of an August 2015 peace deal, … Continue reading

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Biden takes ‘Moonshot’ cancer campaign to Vatican

Pope Francis (left) shakes hands with US Vice-President Joe Biden during an audience at the Vatican, on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/)More Vatican City (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden won Pope Francis’s backing Friday in his battle for … Continue reading

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Charleston church shooting suspect’s friend to plead guilty to lying

South Carolina shooting suspect Dylann Roof (C) is escorted by police after being detained in Shelby, North Carolina June 18, in this still image from a dash cam video released by the Shelby Police Department June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Shelby Police … Continue reading

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Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter entering plea

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is appearing before a judge to plead guilty to federal charges. Under a plea agreement … Continue reading

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The Latest: Church member arraigned in fatal shooting

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a church member charged with fatally shooting another worshipper in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): ___ 6:10 p.m. A member of a suburban Philadelphia church has been ordered held in the shooting death … Continue reading

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Illinois school settles separation of church and state case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge. For … Continue reading

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Church tackles Hawaii’s homeless problem with igloos from Alaska

A church in Honolulu, Hawaii, has come up with a solution they say will end homelessness on Oahu: igloos. But these temporary shelters aren’t the kind of igloos that would disappear on hot day on the paradise island. They are … Continue reading

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Church member charged with fatal shooting at Sunday service

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A member of a suburban Philadelphia church has been charged in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services. Mark Storms is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting at Keystone Fellowship … Continue reading

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