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September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017 photo, a California condor sits in the Ventana Wilderness east of Big Sur, Calif. Three decades after being pushed to the brink of extinction, the California condor is staging an impressive comeback, thanks to captive-breeding programs and reduced use of lead ammunition near their feeding grounds. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses...
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In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017 photo, a California condor sits in the Ventana Wilderness east of Big Sur, Calif. Three decades after being pushed to the brink of extinction, the California condor is staging an impressive comeback, thanks to captive-breeding programs and reduced use of lead ammunition near their feeding grounds. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 11:31 am
Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host. Kimmel said that a health care bill co-sponsored by Cassidy fails the...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:15 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College (THE CONVERSATION) A recent ad from the meat industry in Australia, seeking to promote lamb as a food that people from a wide range of religious...
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This undated photo provided by the Phoenix Zoo shows an unnamed female baby giraffe seen in her enclosure at the Phoenix Zoo. Officials are celebrating the birth of the baby giraffe that was born Sept. 12, 2017 the first calf of the 4-year-old mother. She will remain with her mother in the giraffe barn for a few weeks until the calf is old enough to be introduced to other animals and go out in an open area of the zoo. It was the zoo's first baby giraffe in 12 years. (Dave Seibert/Phoenix Zoo via AP)
September 19, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a female giraffe, the first calf of her 4-year-old mother Sunshine. The calf doesn't have a name yet. She will remain with her mother in the giraffe barn for a few weeks until the calf is old enough to be introduced to other animals...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president's power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for. Getting rid of the case...
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Michael Andron blows the shofar as he prepares for Rosh Hashanah, as his wife Lillian watches as they use a battery powered lantern to illuminate the room at their home, Tuesday, Sept.19, 2017, in Miami. The Androns have been without power for nine days due to Hurricane Irma, I feel like this year Rosh Hashanah became even more important because we just want to get in touch with the Infinite, so I feel like I don't need to do the big meal and have company. This year I just wanted to be more reflective and listen to my husband blow the shofar," said Lillian Andron during an interview. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 19, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for...
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