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California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday. Aid-in-dying advocates had hoped the nationally publicized case of … Continue reading

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Pope’s 2nd full day in Ecuador filled with meetings, Mass

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America: ___ 8:27 a.m. Pope Francis is beginning the second full day of his South American tour. The 78-year-old pontiff is set to meet with … Continue reading

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AP PHOTOS: Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America. As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, the government has recruited indigenous people to greet the pontiff at … Continue reading

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Nyong’o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show

PARIS (AP) — Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior’s vivid couture show, hosted in a timeless conservatory in Paris. It was the highlight of Monday’s fall-winter 2015-16 Paris Couture Week shows, … Continue reading

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The Latest: Pope paying formal call on Ecuador’s president

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America: ___ 7 p.m. Pope Francis is back in Ecuador’s capital and he is making a formal courtesy visit to President Rafael Correa at the … Continue reading

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Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis received a hero’s welcome in Ecuador’s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society … Continue reading

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Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed ‘Mr Nobody’

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars. It’s been 30 years since he last saw the pope, who … Continue reading

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Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed ‘Mr Nobody’

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars. It’s been 30 years since he last saw the pope, who … Continue reading

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Thousands greet pope at start of South American trip

Quito (AFP) – Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a grueling three-nation South American trip after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito. The journey, which will also see Francis travel to … Continue reading

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Thousands greet pope at start of South American trip

Quito (AFP) – Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a grueling three-nation South American trip after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito. The journey, which will also see Francis travel to … Continue reading

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