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Pope Francis celebrates an opening Mass for the Amazon synod, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Pope Francis is opening a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples, as he fends off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 06, 2019 - 4:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday opened a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples as he fended off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. Francis celebrated an opening Mass in St. Peter's Basilica with global...
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Pope Francis is moved as he greets Cardinal Sigitas Tamkevicius during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Pope Francis has chosen 13 men he admires and whose sympathies align with his to become the Catholic Church's newest cardinals. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 06, 2019 - 3:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson prays during the church's twice-annual conference, in Salt Lake City. Nelson has rolled out a dizzying number of policy changes during his first two years at the helm of the faith, leading to heightened anticipation for what he may announce at this weekend's church conference in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 05, 2019 - 11:09 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex relationships while being empathetic toward LGTBQ members. People should love everyone no matter their...
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New York Police Department mark the scene of an attack in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in New York. Four men who are believed to be homeless were brutally attacked and killed early Saturday in a street rampage. NYPD Detective Annette Shelton said that a fifth man remained in critical condition after also being struck with a long metal object that authorities recovered. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
October 05, 2019 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man wielding a long metal bar rampaged through New York City's Chinatown early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said. Police recovered the weapon, which was still in the suspect's...
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Hong Kong police detain a protester on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. All subway and train services were suspended, lines formed at the cash machines of shuttered banks, and shops were closed as Hong Kong dusted itself off and then started marching again Saturday after another night of rampaging violence decried as "a very dark day" by the territory's embattled leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 05, 2019 - 8:28 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in intensity but didn't stop. The mask ban...
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New York Police Department officers investigate the scene of an attack in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in New York. Four men who are believed to be homeless were brutally attacked and killed early Saturday in a street rampage. NYPD Detective Annette Shelton said that a fifth man remained in critical condition after also being struck with a long metal object that authorities recovered. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
October 05, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on homeless men attacked and killed in New York City (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The mother of the suspect in New York City attacks that killed four sleeping homeless men and left another critically injured says she was afraid of him. Fioraliza Rodriguez told the Daily...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes and Baltimore officials have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a...
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Iraqi security forces arrive near the site of the protests in Tahrir square, central Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Curfew has been lifted Saturday in the Iraqi capital, days after authorities imposed it in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations that have turned deadly. Officials say at least 64 were killed in the four-day protests that have rocked the capital and southern cities. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 05, 2019 - 3:38 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters and...
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Cardinal Claudio Hummes, General Rapporteur for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, left, shares a word with Pope Francis on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, in the Vatican gardens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 05, 2019 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019 file photo, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, takes questions from reporters as he arrives for votes on pending nominations, at the Capitol in Washington. Romney’s ratcheted-up rhetoric on President Donald Trump is again raising hopes among Trump detractors that the senator could play a key role in the unfolding impeachment saga, though the historic shifts in their relationship mean Romney’s next move is an open question. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the hours after President Donald Trump called on China to investigate his political foe — plowing through another political guardrail — Democrats and Trump critics looked for signs that his party would slap him back. Seeking foreign help in an election is illegal. Who would...
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