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Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticizing religion

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for “wounding religious feelings”, his second prison term in a year, reigniting concerns about social controls and censorship in … Continue reading

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Christian rapper convicted of friend's murder in hit-and-run

CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — A 26-year-old aspiring Christian rapper has been convicted of second-degree murder for intentionally running over a friend during an argument about CDs. Ryan Salandy was convicted Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court in the hit-and-run death … Continue reading

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Fatal bus crash: No North Carolina charges against church

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities said Wednesday they won’t file criminal charges against the South Carolina church that owned a bus that crashed, killing four people. The state Highway Patrol said the driver of the bus lost control … Continue reading

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Bombers of civilians in Aleppo will face God's judgment: pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged forces to stop bombing civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning them on Wednesday they would face God’s judgment. Speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, Francis called … Continue reading

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The Latest: Pope Francis condemns Syria bombing

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016. With diplomacy in tatters … Continue reading

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The Latest: Vatican says pope will not attend Peres funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Vatican says that Pope Francis will not be attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, … Continue reading

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Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.

hartben28: An apology? Many whites have apologized repeatedly and it’s made no difference. Debt relief? I don’t even know what to say to that it so rediculous. Your great great great grandfather was a slave so to make up for … Continue reading

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Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and will soon host services for thousands of the faithful from a four-state area. The new temple in Farmington reflects growing membership for the … Continue reading

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America's First Post-Christian Debate

Civil religion died on Monday night. For more than 90 minutes, two presidential candidates traded charges on stage. The bitterness and solipsism of their debate offered an unnerving glimpse of American politics in a post-Christian age, devoid of the framework … Continue reading

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Catholic charity to sell Pope Francis' cars used in Poland

In this July 31, 2016 file photo pope Francis and Krakow cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, right, are arriving in a navy blue Volkswagen Golf car to celebrate a Holy Mass there. The car, along with two other similar VW Golf care … Continue reading

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