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APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban lawsuit arrives in US

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The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu. Continue reading

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Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

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Iran’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, chanting “Death to America” in a direct challenge to Washington’s newest sanctions o… Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in US

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The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arriving in US

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The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries is expected to arrive in Honolulu Saturday. Continue reading

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22 states back bid to keep New Mexico 10 Commandments statue

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A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument. Continue reading

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Columbia University may face fine for treatment of Muslim ex-employee

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Columbia University faces fines up to $250,000 from New York City’s Commission on Human Rights after a Muslim former employee accused the university of not allowing enough prayer breaks during the holy month of Ramadan. Continue reading

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Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

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The proposal seemed modest in today’s polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn’t share the party’s support for abortion rights. Continue reading

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Democrats differ: Should party back anti-abortion candidates

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The proposal seemed modest in today’s polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn’t share the party’s support for abortion rights. Continue reading

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Senate ad hits Roy Moore on payments from his nonprofit

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A super PAC supporting Sen. Luther Strange is keeping the heat on his Republican rivals in the Alabama Senate race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat. Continue reading

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Rastafarian pot farm shoot out sparks religious-use debate

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The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm is sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. Continue reading

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Trump administration says current war authority sufficient

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The Trump administration says it has sufficient legal authority for military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and is not seeking any changes to the 2001 law. Continue reading

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Next Kansas governor is a surgeon; also a Brownback loyalist

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Jeff Colyer is preparing to become Kansas’ next governor after nearly a decade helping fellow conservative Republicans shape health care policy by drawing on his background as a plastic surgeon, who squeezed in medical relief missions to disaster and w… Continue reading

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Department of Justice, agency clash over Civil Rights Act

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A federal appeals court in New York City is getting conflicting advice from the government over whether a civil rights law covers sexual orientation. Continue reading

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The Latest: Brownback tweets religious freedom is ‘first’

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s office isn’t saying when he plans to leave office bec… Continue reading

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Trump to nominate Kan. Gov. Brownback to serve as ambassador

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President Donald Trump will nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Continue reading

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Bible verse plaque displayed at Tennessee police department to be moved

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A Bible passage displayed at police headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, is going to be moved after the East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) filed a complaint. Continue reading

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Tennessee police department’s Bible verse plaque to be moved

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A biblical passage that has long been displayed at a Tennessee city’s police headquarters will be moved following a complaint from an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state. Continue reading

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Museum of the Bible: Sneak peek at billion-dollar venture devoted to world’s most impactful book

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There is no book in history that has been more vilified and, at the same time, has been more influential than the Bible. Continue reading

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Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

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Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a “buffer zone” outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. Continue reading

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The Latest: Gorsuch encourages tolerance among new citizens

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The Latest on Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appearance at a judicial conference in San Francisco (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, can’t escape discussion of … Continue reading

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Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice gaining status among criminals

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A Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice and devoted to “Holy Death” is growing in popularity among drug traffickers and violent criminals, prompting Texas officials and the Catholic Church to warn about honoring the so-called “Saint Death.” Continue reading

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Ghost town in Connecticut sells to Filipino church

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Over two decades, one prospective buyer after another passed over the abandoned village in the Connecticut countryside. Continue reading

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Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

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The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked the president’s ire. Continue reading

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Filipino church feeds expansion by buying ghost town in US

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Over two decades, one prospective buyer after another passed over the abandoned village in the Connecticut countryside. Continue reading

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Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim

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For all things Paris, President Donald Trump’s go-to guy is Jim. Continue reading

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Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

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A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities. Jeff Sieting, the village presiden… Continue reading

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White House condemns attack on religious pilgrims in India

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The White House is condemning as “cowardly” a deadly terrorist attack on religious pilgrims in India this week. Continue reading

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US lawyers urge court to deny Hawaii’s travel ban request

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U.S. Department of Justice attorneys are urging a judge to deny Hawaii’s renewed attempt to expand the list of relatives exempt from President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries. Continue reading

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Hawaii takes another shot at Trump’s travel ban

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Hawaii has returned to federal court with a new motion in its challenge to Trump administration travel ban rules regarding citizens from six majority Muslim countries. Continue reading

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The Latest: Appeals court won’t weigh in on travel ban rules

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The Latest on Hawaii appealing a federal judge’s decision on Trump’s travel ban rules (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Continue reading

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Appeals court refuses to weigh in on Trump travel ban rules

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The state of Hawaii is appealing a federal judge’s decision to leave Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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Nuns against pipeline build chapel along its proposed route

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A group opposing a natural gas pipeline slated to go through land owned by some Pennsylvania nuns has built a prayer chapel on the proposed right of way. Continue reading

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US judge in Hawaii leaves Trump’s travel ban rules in place

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A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday left Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion

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Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates their religious freedom. Continue reading

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Legal fight continues over Mississippi gay-marriage law

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Wrangling continues over a Mississippi law that lets merchants and government officials cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. Continue reading

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Praying nun harassed, threatened inside NYC Catholic church

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New York City police say a nun praying inside a Roman Catholic church was harassed by a man who said he “didn’t believe” in her religion and then threatened to kill her. Continue reading

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Hawaii: Including grandmas in travel ban ‘preposterous’

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Hawaii state attorneys challenging the Trump administration’s travel ban say the U.S. government is holding on to the “preposterous contention” that grandparents aren’t considered close family relationships. Continue reading

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Trump honors veterans at Celebrate Freedom Rally

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President Donald Trump delivered an Independence Day address honoring American veterans — hundreds of whom came from the Washington, D.C. area to attend the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Continue reading

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For Iranian-Americans, Trump travel ban keeps families apart

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Weddings have been moved and family visits delayed. Continue reading

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GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

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Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-yea… Continue reading

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The Latest: Iran says US travel ban ‘truly shameful’

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The Latest on the Trump administration’s revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local): 5:55 a.m. Continue reading

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Analysis: Trump’s policy now incredible shrinking travel ban

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With President Donald Trump’s travel ban taking effect, the White House declared victory on the first major policy push of his presidency. Continue reading

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Travel ban was on, then off. Now it’s back, but different

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President Donald Trump’s first, temporary ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations was short-lived, but it sparked confusion, panic and anger that lasted through months of court rulings. Continue reading

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More court challenges expected for Trump’s new travel ban

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A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. Continue reading

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Pastors in Texas find new ways to serve fearful immigrants

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Pastors serving Texas’ estimated 1.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally are offering new programs. Continue reading

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Analysis: Trump’s travel ban a far cry from original

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With President Donald Trump’s travel ban on the verge of taking effect Thursday, the White House was declaring a victory on the first major policy push of his presidency. Continue reading

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Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected

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The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. Continue reading

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The Latest: US adds fiancés to travel ban exemptions

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The Latest on the Trump administration’s revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local): 5 a.m. Continue reading

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Questions and answers about officers who enforce travel ban

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. Continue reading

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NGO financial monitor GuideStar may resume using Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘hate-group’ label

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After complaints by dozens of conservative groups concerned that a left-wing group’s “hate group” lables were being adopted as a guide on a site used by people trying to determine what charities to support, GuideStar has stopped using — temporarily –… Continue reading

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