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12/18/2014

Clergy, others hold 'die-in' grand jury protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of religious leaders and others have briefly blocked a New York intersection with a peaceful 'die-in.'The protests Thursday are ... Read More
12/18/2014

Md., 6 other states have bans on atheists holding office

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don't ... Read More
12/16/2014

Gallup Diocese gives 'credibly accused clergy' list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Gallup has released a list of "credibly accused clergy" linked to decades-old sex abuse cases in New Mexico ... Read More
12/15/2014

Colorado High School Girls How Fared

Class 5A 1. Broomfield (3-2) beat Palmer 77-36, lost to ThunderRidge 47-45. 2. ThunderRidge (5-0) beat Silver Creek 65-40, beat Broomfield 47-45. 3. Highlands Ranch ... Read More
12/14/2014

Chicago archbishop won't halt school closures

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's new archbishop says he will not reconsider his predecessor's decision to close nine Catholic schools.Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) said ... Read More
12/14/2014

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches nationwide have worn black to services and said special prayers to draw attention to fatal police shootings ... Read More
12/13/2014

Pastor putting Christmas signs in yards

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pastor says he is using yards signs as a way of reminding people to keep Christ in Christmas.Pastor ... Read More
12/12/2014

Cupich leads pilgrims at celebration in Des Plaines

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) has appealed to thousands of worshippers honoring Mexico's Our Lady of Guadalupe in one ... Read More
12/11/2014

Ex-Houston-area minister faces sex assault count

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston-area minister accused of having sex with a Texas youth group member has been extradited from New York City.The ... Read More
12/9/2014

Iraqi Kurd urges regional rule for Iraqi Sunnis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's central government in Baghdad must give up much of its authority to local power centers — and potentially permit the creation ... Read More