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{FD} Pennsylvania pastor to face trial in granddaughter’s faith healing death

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The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

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Women who work at the Mormon church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City are now allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of just skirts or dresses. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of sending false anthrax threats gets 2 years

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A man who pleaded guilty to mailing false anthrax threats has been sentenced to serve two years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. Continue reading

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{FD} How a Christian missionary, nearly 100 years old, brought hope to Alaskans

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Through dedication and service, Alice Green helped shape a community — as it shaped her. Continue reading

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{FD} Christianity appears to be holding strong in US

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As millennial ‘nones’ gain in numbers, the commitment by faithful Christians — including the educated — is notable. Continue reading

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{FD} Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

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In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey. Continue reading

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{FD} AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay ‘demons’ case

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Matthew Fenner says he pleaded with authorities for two years to investigate his allegations that congregants at his North Carolina church attacked him to expel his “homosexual demons.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

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The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local): 10:49 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

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Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby

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An Arizona investigator said Thursday he is confident a baby left at a Las Vegas-area church is the same one that authorities have for weeks been searching for across three states. Continue reading

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{FD} Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests. Continue reading

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{FD} AP, Charlotte Observer seek access in church beating case

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The Associated Press and The Charlotte Observer have filed legal motions to gain access to documents and lift a gag order in the case of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a congregant to expel his “homosexual demons.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Investigation begins in Montana deck collapse

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The Latest on a deck collapse in Montana that injured more than 50 people (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana church says van crash injuries not life threatening

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A central Indiana church says 11 children who were hurt in a van crash are recovering from non-life threatening injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} 9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

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The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church. Continue reading

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{FD} Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church

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Police in Oklahoma say the charred body of a Baptist minister has been discovered next to his church. Continue reading

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{FD} University changes team name from Crusaders to Golden Wolves

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A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania has dropped the Crusaders for the Golden Wolves. Continue reading

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{FD} Legislature, Catholic group organize Scalise blood drives

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A fraternity brother of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise from Louisiana State University has organized a blood drive for the House majority whip through a Catholic charitable fraternity. Continue reading

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{FD} Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam

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Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial on food stamp fraud charges. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Corrections head grateful for inmates’ capture

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The Latest on the manhunt for two Georgia inmates accused in the slaying of two prison guards (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern Baptist Convention condemns ‘alt-right’ movement after uproar

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Southern Baptists on Wednesday formally condemned the political movement known as the “alt-right,” in a national meeting that was thrown into turmoil after leaders initially refused to take up the issue. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Southern Baptists condemn ‘alt-right’ movement

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The Latest on the Southern Baptist Convention meeting (all times local): ____ 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn ‘alt-right’ movement

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The Southern Baptist Convention is reconsidering its decision not to formally condemn the political movement known as the “alt-right.” Continue reading

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{FD} Southern Baptists wrestle with tensions over Trump election

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Tensions over the U.S. presidential election were on display at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas church’s vandalism brings pastor to tears

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A pastor in Kansas City, Kan., said he knew his church had been vandalized — but what he saw led him to break down in tears. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest

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The arrest of dozens of Catholic Chaldeans in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials has prompted a protest at a detention center in Detroit. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad

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Former FBI director James Comey spent the weekend in his New Jersey hometown, days after he testified about President Donald Trump before a Senate committee. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ben Platt wins best actor Tony Award

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The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:58 p.m. Ben Platt, a star of the “Pitch Perfect” films who recently made the list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has won the Tony Award for best leading actor in a musical. Continue reading

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{FD} River pilgrimage takes paddlers on 400-mile spiritual quest

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New England Episcopalians have organized a 40-day pilgrimage of canoeists and kayakers of all faiths along the 400-mile Connecticut River, trading cellphones for paddles. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities investigating juror in church’s gay beating case

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North Carolina authorities are investigating a juror who brought unauthorized documents to jury deliberations, causing a mistrial in the case of a minister charged with beating a gay congregant. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to evangelicals: We’re ‘under siege,’ will be stronger

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President Donald Trump sought comfort in the figurative embrace of his evangelical supporters Thursday as the FBI director he recently fired told Congress about their conversations, telling a religious gathering that they are “under siege” but will eme… Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to church

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In a step toward possible sainthood, the remains of a former slave have been moved to a Catholic cathedral in Denver so people can more easily honor her and pray for her help. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Juror’s son says dad made mistake with documents

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The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a gay congregant (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sanders to oppose Trump budget pick over writings on Islam

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he’ll oppose Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy White House budget director over a blog post last year that says Muslims “stand condemned” because they have rejected Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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{FD} Son of juror in mistrial: Dad made mistake with documents

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Two people were sent to jail during the trial of North Carolina church minister charged in the beating of a gay congregant, but neither was on trial in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mom says son’s comment to jury was likely a joke

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The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a gay congregant (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Juror’s documents lead to mistrial in gay beating trial

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More than four years after Matthew Fenner said he was beaten by members of his North Carolina church for being gay, the fate of one of his ministers is in the hands of a jury. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jurors begin deliberating in gay beating trial

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The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a gay congregant (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut diocese settles lawsuits alleging sexual abuse

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A Roman Catholic Diocese in Connecticut has settled lawsuits by five men who alleged they were sexually abused by four priests when they were boys in the 1970s and 1980s. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury deliberation to continue Tuesday in gay beating trial

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The lawyer for a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a gay congregant says he may not call any defense witnesses. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormons launch first-ever survey to gauge missionary safety

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The Mormon church for the first time ever is sending out a survey to the religion’s 62,000 missionaries to gauge safety conditions for young men and women serving proselytizing missions around the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

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Adjusting to altitude and blending in players returning from injuries produced an uneven game for the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Iowa conservatives wanting Trump to deliver more

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The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Iowa for Sen. Joni Ernst’s fundraiser (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman says churchgoers told to lie about attack

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The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister who is accused of assaulting and kidnapping a gay church member (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Co-defendant testifies against minister in church abuse case

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One of five people charged with beating a fellow church member to expel homosexual demons is testifying she started the physical assault by slapping the man. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Gay congregant testifies at minister’s trial

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The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister who is accused of assaulting and kidnapping a gay church member (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Am I going to die?’ Gay man testifies at church trial

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A prosecutor says a North Carolina minister “directed and participated in” the beating of church member who says the assault was meant to expel his “homosexual demons.” Continue reading

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{FD} Jury selection begins for minister accused in member beating

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It has been nearly 4½ years since Matthew Fenner said he was beaten in a church sanctuary by a group of congregants hell-bent on expelling his “homosexual demons.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump views on climate ‘evolving’ amid push from Europeans

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European leaders are mounting a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Continue reading

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