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{FD} Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

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The governor of California has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska Native group slams planned shamanism event

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An Alaska Native group is speaking out against a shamanism retreat as an event it says commercializes and exploits the spiritual healing practices of indigenous people. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

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Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim teacher’s bizarre religious rant, behavior under investigation after cops called to classroom

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A community college professor in Texas frightened several of his students when he walked into class Tuesday night with his face covered and incoherently mumbled about the Koran, the moon and the dark night. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey confirms nation’s first Sikh attorney general

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The New Jersey Senate has confirmed the nation’s first Sikh state attorney general. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Dept backs archdiocese in Christmas transit ad fight

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The Justice Department is supporting the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight against D.C.’s subway system, which rejected an ad for the organization’s Christmas fundraising effort. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Officers were ambushed by suspect in South Carolina

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The Latest on the wounding of four officers in South Carolina (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian group’s lawsuit against University of Iowa pits freedom of religion against gay rights

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A conservative Christian student group’s lawsuit against the University of Iowa is pitting the right to religious beliefs and the institution’s policies barring discrimination based on sexual orientation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 30-year-old father among 20 dead in mudslides

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The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Prayers for California mudslide victims; death toll hits 20

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Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Boy is last church shooting victim to go home

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The Latest on the hospital discharge of a 6-year-old boy, the last victim from the Nov. 5 church massacre (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Last victim, 6, in Texas church shootings leaves hospital

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A 6-year-old boy who was shot several times and was the last victim still hospitalized following the Nov. 5 church massacre in South Texas went home riding in a firetruck. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis pastor gets standing ovation after acknowledging ‘sexual incident’ with teen

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Andy Savage, a pastor based in Memphis, Tenn., admitted to a “sexual incident” with a teenage girl about 20 years in Texas to a standing ovation from churchgoers. Continue reading

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{FD} Exiled Iranian prince backs regime change, new coalition

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Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Continue reading

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{FD} Exiled Iranian royal sees chance to end the Islamic Republic

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Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Continue reading

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{FD} God in cyberspace: There’s an app for that – in fact, lots of them

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A mobile Bible application that resulted from an Oklahoma millennial’s interest in becoming versed in Scripture – together with a long wait at an airport that gave him lots of time to think – has been downloaded 300 million times as it approaches its 1… Continue reading

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{FD} Fight over Charles Manson’s estate, remains in need of venue

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The fight brewing over the estate and remains of cult leader Charles Manson was narrowed to a pen pal and a purported grandson but it’s not clear where the battle will be fought. Continue reading

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{FD} Justices won’t step into Mississippi gay rights legal fight

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The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Showtime open to more ‘Twin Peaks’ if Lynch is

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The Latest from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish’ attorney practices Christianity

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Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife has identified the “Jewish” attorney she referred to at a campaign rally. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan expresses disappointment at US aid cutoff

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A senior Pakistani senator expressed disappointment Friday at the U.S. decision to suspend military aid, saying it will be detrimental to bilateral relations, while the government itself said it was too early to gauge the effects of the decision. Continue reading

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{FD} US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

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The Trump administration is accusing Pakistan of severe violations of religious freedom in a further sign of deteriorating relations. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense wants Trump voters in jury pool for Kansas bomb case

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Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for Preside… Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Obit-Thomas Monson-A Life story

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For more than 50 year, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Obit-Thomas Monson story

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP’s Bachmann mulling bid for Franken’s Senate seat

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Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative former congresswoman and one-time presidential contender, said she is considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat in Minnesota. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Hatch to retire, opening door for possible Romney run

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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Government seeks change to order lifting Trump refugee ban

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The government has asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction of Greek Orthodox church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks halted

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Construction on a Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks was temporarily suspended Tuesday because of the inability to meet payment deadlines and questions over how donations have been used. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Defense Dept. won’t comment on gun-check lawsuit

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The Latest on U.S. cities suing the Department of Defense (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge’s partial lifting of Trump ban gives refugees hope

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After hearing heartbreaking stories of refugees who have struggled to reconnect with their families and listening to the plight of others who strive to leave dangerous situations, a federal judge said he would try to issue a ruling on a motion to block… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

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A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama Senate write-ins: God, Bugs Bunny, Chuck Norris

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God, Bugs Bunny and Chuck Norris were among the write-in votes that played a role in electing a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Travel Ban-Refugees story

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A federal judge said he would decide before Christmas whether to stop a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after hearing arguments Thursday that the ban is separating families and putting some refugees in danger. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas attorney general: Guns allowed in some churches

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Texas’ attorney general says licensed handgun owners can legally carry firearms into some churches in the wake of a gunman killing 26 worshippers during a Sunday service. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge considers stopping Trump refugee ban

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The Latest on a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration prohibition on refugee families (all times local): 11:32 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Accuser: Linda Sarsour said sexual harassment ‘doesn’t happen to someone that looks like you’

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Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour told an employee who claimed she was sexually harassed that “something like that doesn’t happen to someone who looks like you,” the accuser told Fox News Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Rules cited in fire chief’s firing not constitutional

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Rules cited in the dismissal of an Atlanta fire chief that require city employees to get pre-clearance for outside employment are not constitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas Supreme Court seeks to dismiss judge’s lawsuit

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Arkansas Supreme Court justices have asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a judge who was barred from considering execution-related cases after blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana church deploys armed security team during services

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A church in Indiana announced they have deployed an armed team of security guards to stand watch during services following last month’s mass shooting at a Texas church. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Law, central figure in Boston’s church sex abuse scandal, dies

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Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died at 86, a church official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Superintendent declines comment on prayer suit

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The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana school district of promoting religion (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Family: Boy injured in Texas church shooting in good spirits

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The family of a 5-year-old boy who remains hospitalized after being injured in the November shooting rampage inside a Texas church says his recovery is going well and he remains in good spirits. Continue reading

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{FD} Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits’ role

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It began from a late-night text message with a trusted source’s tip. Continue reading

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{FD} Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher

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Bangladeshi officials say a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Bombing underscores New York subway system’s vulnerability

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In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber’s botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his apartment and hearing the suspect’s his own words. Continue reading

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{FD} Informant testifies against ex-cop accused in terror trial

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Jurors are hearing from an FBI informant who played a key role in a sting against a police officer accused of attempting to support the Islamic State. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers clash over impact of Trump’s rules on birth control

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The state of California and the Trump administration will square off Tuesday before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. Continue reading

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