Religion

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, photo, a supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a mace, used as a weapon by Hindu god Hanuman, as he shouts slogans during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi elections in New Delhi, India. Campaigning for a crucial state election in India's capital has reached a fever pitch as members of the Hindu nationalist-led government call for violence against minority Muslims and invoke the specter of arch-nemesis Pakistan to reverse course after a pair of losses in recent state polls. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 07, 2020 - 3:50 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Campaigning for a crucial state election in India's capital has reached a fever pitch as members of the Hindu nationalist-led government call for violence against minority Muslims and invoke the specter of arch-nemesis Pakistan to reverse course after a pair of losses in recent...
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February 07, 2020 - 3:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order, discredited years ago by its pedophile founder, has elected an American priest as its new superior as it seeks to recover from new sex abuse and cover-up scandals that have renewed calls for it to be disbanded. The Rev. John Connor, 51, is...
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President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "Trump acquitted" as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 06, 2020 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign. Trump, triumphantly waving a newspaper front...
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In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The Senate will vote on the Articles of Impeachment on Wednesday afternoon. (Senate Television via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 7:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his unequivocal speech before voting yes on impeachment Wednesday caught many in Utah by surprise. Republicans in the state...
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February 04, 2020 - 4:12 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist-led government said Tuesday it was still weighing whether to roll out a nationwide citizenship registry, an exercise it says would weed out illegal foreign nationals, amid ongoing protests against a citizenship law that fast-tracks naturalization...
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Sri Lankan traditional dancers perform during an event to mark the anniversary of country's independence from British colonial rule in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
February 04, 2020 - 3:22 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new government declined to sing the national anthem in Tamil, the country's second national language, during the island's Independence Day celebrations Tuesday, a departure from the previous government which sang the anthem in the country's two primary...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures while speaking during his and Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei join news conference following the talks in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. In Minsk, Pompeo plans to affirm the U.S. commitment to improving ties with Belarus, which has had a strained relationship with Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
February 02, 2020 - 1:35 am
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kazakhstan pressing authorities to be wary of Russian and Chinese investment and influence. Bringing a message similar to one he has delivered repeatedly to other countries, Pompeo was telling senior Kazakh officials on Sunday...
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This still image taken from video provided by WPEC CBS 12 News shows emergency responders at the scene of a shooting at the Victory City Church in Riviera Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Fatalities were caused by gunfire that erupted at a funeral according to authorities. (WPEC CBS 12 News via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 11:25 pm
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted after a funeral Saturday in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving one other person wounded, police said. Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the Victory City Church shortly after 2:30 p.m. They said a 15-...
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 01, 2020 - 9:24 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer, is running...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2017 file photo, a flag is waved outside the White House, in Washington. The Trump administration announced Friday that it was curbing legal immigration from six additional countries that officials said did not meet security screening standards, as part of an election-year push to further restrict immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will face new restrictions in obtaining certain visas to come to the United States. But it is not a total travel ban, unlike President Donald Trump’s earlier effort that generated outrage around the world for unfairly targeting Muslims. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 31, 2020 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan,...
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