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Rebecca Frodsham points to her husband's surgical scars, at their home Monday, April 16, 2018, in Murray, Utah. Nathan Frodsham suffers from cervical arthritis and disc disease. Voters in Utah this November will consider a ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana for people with certain chronic conditions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 17, 2018 - 11:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, stands in Izmir, Turkey. The trial of an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey, whose case is part of the quagmire of tense relations between Washington and Ankara, is set to begin Monday, April 16, 2018 in western Izmir province. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing 35 years in prison on the charges of “committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member” and “espionage.” (DHA-Depo Photos via AP, File)
April 15, 2018 - 11:18 am
IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing up to 35 years in prison on...
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April 13, 2018 - 7:24 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers have approved an international treaty on women's rights despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament on Friday voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they endured and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. The men,...
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April 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. "I pray that he would keep our country at peace...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's commission of Latin American church leaders is demanding greater decision-making opportunities for women in the church and proposing that Pope Francis call a special meeting of the world's bishops to discuss women. The Pontifical Commission for Latin America said...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country's bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean Catholic church. In an interview with The...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Catholic authorities in Bavaria say the Vatican has granted their request to close Germany's last Bridgettine Order abbey. The Munich-Freising diocese in a statement Wednesday did not describe plans for the abbey and its expansive property near Munich. Altomuenster Abbey had housed...
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April 11, 2018 - 9:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. "I pray that he would keep our country at peace...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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