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  1. Pope Benedict helped free American from CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it was actually Francis' predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who made the first high-level Vatican manoeuver to release Gross, spurred in part by an unlikely group of papal lobbyists.

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  2. Sarah Silverman attends Western Wall Hanukkah menorah lighting in support of women's rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | The Washington Post

    Comedian Sarah Silverman made a rare appearance in the middle of a hot political dispute Thursday when she attended a Hanukkah menorah lighting alongside a group of Jewish feminists at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site. It was the first time women have lit the menorah at the site and it came after the rabbi in charge of the Western Wall refused a request from Women of the Wall to station a Hanukkah menorah in the women's section.

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  3. Myanmar women object to proposed restrictions on interfaith marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... men. Supporters say the law, which lawmakers are expected to debate in January, would "protect race and religion." "Love and marriage is a social issue - a clash between parents and partners. It shouldn't be dictated by religion," said a Muslim ...

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  4. Francis, FilteredRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal's coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man, eager to toss into the garbage bin of history all those aspects of Catholic faith and practice that mainstream western culture finds distasteful. My friend replied, in so many words, look, you know how these media narratives are: They're like bamboo.

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  5. Leah McLaren: Is it church if there's no god or dogma?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Globe and Mail

    ... to find meaning in life, and they want to be doing the right thing. We're just doing all the best bits without the religion and with awesome pop songs." Sunday Assembly's success illustrates the longing for spiritual ritual among atheists and ...

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  6. Indiana voucher schools were overpaid nearly $4MRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    More than a quarter of the private Indiana schools taking part in the school voucher program were overpaid nearly $4 million due to tuition miscalculations but have returned that money to the state, a new analysis shows. The study released Wednesday by the Indiana Non-Public Education Association found 80 of the more than 300 private schools taking part in Indiana's voucher program were overpaid $3.9 million since the program began under a 2011 state law.

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  7. Fremont calendar for the Dec. 19 editionRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Fremont Bulletin

    Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Blvd., will host the following film screenings and events for a suggested donation of $5 per person, unless otherwise noted: On Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. join a comedy short subject night with Frederick Hodges on the piano showing "Easy Street," with Charlie Chaplin, "The High Sign," with Buster Keaton, "Their Ain't No Santa Claus," with Charley Chase, "Big Business," with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. On Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Judy Rosenberg will be on the piano for "Ella Cinders" .

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  8. Day Three: In vitro dismissal trialRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. The woman who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese became emotional and cried when her husband took the stand during day three of a scheduled five day trial in federal court.

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  9. Europe Needs an anti-ISIS PlaybookRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    For decades, European governments have made multiculturalism an integral part of their social agendas, particularly with respect to immigrant Muslim communities. The core values were supposed to be pluralism and individual freedom, but in practice multiculturalism has only stoked radical Islam's unyielding nature and enabled it to subvert European society.

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  10. New colour scheme for development is fine with churchRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Langley Times

    A church-approved colour scheme has cleared the way for construction of row housing across the street from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Langley. A majority of Township council voted at their Dec. 8 meeting to issue a development permit for the Qualico Developments' project at the corner of 82 Avenue and 204 Street, now that the church and the developer have worked things out.

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  11. Prince Harry behind the camera; Pakistan shooting aftermath: World news for Dec. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | OregonLive.com

    Pakistan police officers stand guard as people rally to condemn Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, while other people hold a candlelight vigil near a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Dozens of human rights activists rallied against a pro-Taliban cleric outside his Islamabad mosque to condemn him for not speaking against the militants who killed 148 people, mostly children, in Peshawar.

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  12. Judge appoints board to sort out polygamous homesRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Daily Reporter

    A Utah judge has appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based. State Judge Denise Lindberg's order Wednesday gives the panel limited power, though.

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  13. The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced?Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Catholic World News

    Many readers continue to write with arguments against my condemnation of torture . I have already tried to answer the most common objections , so I will not belabor the matter.

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  14. MoreRead the original story

    54 min ago | Iobserve

    Staff report CHICOPEE - The Elms College School of Nursing's caRe vaN has received a one-year $27,000 grant from the Raskob Foundation of Wilmington, Del., to expand the mobile health care project, which offers free nursing services to the homeless and underserved of Chicopee. The Raskob Foundation was established by John J. and Helena S. Raskob, and continues in their memory.

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  15. Idaho's new Catholic leader meets followersRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... the Tuesday and Wednesday services. Hispanic Catholics make up between 25 percent to more than 50 percent of the religion's followers in Idaho, depending on the region of the state. "I think he can do it," Gallegos said. "I feel it is a really good ...

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  16. Saudi Arabia arrests six men for anti-Islam Geert Wilders cakeRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Anorak

    Saudi Arabia's ridiculous sounding The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Saudi Arabia has arrested six Arab men for selling cakes deemed offensive to Islam. The commission raided the shop after they received a tip from a client complaining about the cakes that featured a plane and anti Islam messages The messages were inspired by Geert Wilders' idea for a new Saudi flag.

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  17. Opposition to new women's prison in ScotlandRead the original story

    58 min ago | Ekklesia Daily News

    A petition on the 38Degrees website is calling on the Scottish Government to cancel plans for the proposed large prison for women in Inverclyde. This plan, points out Women for Independence who are advocating on the issue, is against the recommendations of the Commission on Women in Prison, led by Eilish Angiolini, and is being pursued against expert evidence and opinion.

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  18. Newsmax Rome Reporter: Vatican Did 'Groundwork' for Cuba DealRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | News Max

    Pope Francis and the Vatican have played a "significant" role in brokering the deal that normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, says Newsmax Rome correspondent Edward Pentin. "[Pope Francis has] a great interest in this dispute, but, secondly, his popularity worldwide is giving him a certain amount of weight in foreign affairs and world leaders are listening to him more, arguably more, than they did with his predecessor [Pope] Benedict," Pentin told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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  19. Time to EnjoyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Guide To Retirement LIving

    Few things are more reliable than time. Time, they say, stops for no man. But some people are certainly better at making the most of their time-at seizing life's opportunities and taking time to enjoy them.

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  20. Alan Gross is free. One down, one to goRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Jewish News Weekly

    It's one of the most solemn religious duties in Judaism: pidyon shvuyim, or freeing the captive. Wherever Jews are wrongly imprisoned, it is our collective responsibility to seek their release.

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