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Atheists forgetting the meaning of freedom

Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Atheism

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Religion News Service

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There's an interesting post up today at By Common Consent analyzing one of the LDS Church's most recent financial reports.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

The Times of Israel

Philadelphia synagogue's historian beaten to death

The body of Lee Stanley, 65, a longtime member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, was found on Friday, CBS Philly reported.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Killing for God: In the Great War, religion was both a crutch and a sword

This war memorial, located in front of Deer Lodge Centre, shows a soldier being carried into heaven by an angel, an example of the intersection of religion and war.

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Related Topix: Orthodox Church, Vladimir Putin, Roman Catholic Church, Opinion

Deseret News

Elder Bednar invites Mormons to use social media to flood the earth

Elder David A. Bednar urged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media to flood the earth with gospel messages.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Inventions, Science / Technology

Townhall

Three Family Members of Pope Francis Killed in Auto Accident

Part of the human condition is experiencing profound tragedy and anguish. It's inevitable.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Truthdig

Israel: Crowd Shouts 'Death to Arabs' at Jewish-Muslim Wedding

An Israeli crowd gathered outside the wedding of a Muslim man and a Jewish woman in Rishon Lezion, shouting "death to Arabs" on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Wedding, Islam, US News, Liberal Political News

Los Banos Enterprise

Police: Los Banos Catholic priest under investigation for alleged a sex crimesa

A 64-year-old Catholic priest in Los Banos is under investigation for alleged "internet related sex crimes" involving at least one teenager, the Los Banos Police Department reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Roman Catholic Church

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.

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Related Topix: Islam

KHGI

Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students... Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US National Guard, US Military, Amish, US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords,

Tri-cityherald.com

Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero

Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

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El Paso Times

Bishops criticize New Mexico plan on food stamps

Roman Catholic bishops are criticizing the plan of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to again impose work-related requirements on some low-income New Mexicans trying to qualify for food stamps.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Roman Catholic Church, US Governors, Susana Martinez

The Times Bulletin

More charges planned against kidnap suspects

More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Amish, St Lawrence County, NY, Associated Press, Oswegatchie, NY

KATV Little Rock

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a... Police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets late Sunday, a week after demonstrations against the fatal police shooting ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Rick Perry, US Governors, Amish

Sun Aug 17, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday he was sure the...

Pechersk Lavra in Kiev is the seat of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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Related Topix: Orthodox Church, Travel, Kiev, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Ukraine Travel

The Age

Fresh sex claims rock church

The Catholic Church has expelled an inner-Melbourne priest after allegations of sexual impropriety as the sex abuse royal commission begins its Melbourne hearings into decades of abuse and alleged cover-ups.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a... U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, Riot, Amish

Philly.com

Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

They typically wear plain clothing with nothing as fancy as a button or a zipper, travel by horse-drawn buggy and shun modern conveniences like electricity.

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Related Topix: Amish, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, PA, Breaking Amish, Entertainment, Television, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Tri-cityherald.com

A look ahead at pope's final day in South Korea

Pope Francis, right, blesses a crying child who is not wanting to separate from his mother, near a Vatican gendarmerie, center, upon the Pope's arrival for the Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi Castle in Haemi, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, South Korea, World News, Anglican, Orthodox Church

Bellingham Herald

Hundreds gather at memorial for slain 6-year-old

KOMO-TV reports that the family of Jenise Wright told stories about her kindness and sense of humor at the memorial in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silverdale.

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