Fraternal organizations

Pope Francis delivers his blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 24, 2020. For the first time in months, well-spaced faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday papal blessing, casting their gaze at the window where the pope normally addresses the faithful, since the square had been closed due to anti-coronavirus lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Associated Press
May 27, 2020 - 10:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood. Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Rev. Michael McGivney, a Connecticut priest who died at age 38...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014, file photo, members of the Krewe of Zulu hold painted coconuts to give to paradegoers, as they march during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In a city ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, Zulu and its members have paid a heavy price. Several of the group's members have died from coronavirus-related complications, said Zulu President Elroy A. James. Multiple other members have tested positive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 11, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s parade. A month later his wife of three decades was watching him...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea. John Youney, a director of the Skowhegan Lions Club, tells the Morning Sentinel that a refrigerator full of cookies was also...
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In this on Thursday, May 23, 2019 photo, Walter Hussman Jr., publisher of the statewide newspaper the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, explains to members of the Hope, Arkansas Rotary Club how to access and use the paper's digital replica on an iPad in Hope, Ark. The newspaper will stop printing its daily paper by the end of the year and is distributing free iPads to all subscribers who transition to the daily digital version. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)
May 25, 2019 - 1:30 pm
HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics say they're on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns. The two sides say the breakthrough announced Saturday, March 16, 2019, consists of a preliminary agreement on a new contract after six years of negotiation between Southwest and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 17, 2019 - 3:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics could be on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns. The two sides announced the tentative contract agreement late Saturday after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A high-ranking federal regulator is telling Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline's safety program. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday warned Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline's safety program. The FAA's top safety official sent a terse letter to the airline and the union saying that a breakdown in their relationship...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018 file photograph, ramp workers prepare a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 for departure to Denver from Minneapolis International Airport in Minneapolis. Southwest is suing its mechanics’ union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. The airline filed the lawsuit against the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association late Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in federal district court in Dallas. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:15 am
Southwest is suing its mechanics' union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. It's Southwest's second lawsuit in three years against the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association and the result of raw feelings on both sides after more than...
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This undated photo shows the entrance to the Charleston Rifle Club in Charleston, S.C. The South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to Navy veteran and doctor Melvin Brown, its first black candidate has cost it relationships with several local groups. (Brad Nettles/The Post And Courier via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 9:41 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina social club's decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. Military veteran and doctor Melvin Brown was the only one denied membership to the Charleston Rifle Club...
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