Religion and politics

March 07, 2017 - 8:00 pm
BUS-TRAIN CRASH-MISSISSIPPI UPDATE: Deaths toll increases to 4 in train-bus crash Stations: Death toll revised from 4 to 3 and back to 4 by police chief BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Biloxi, Mississippi, say four people were killed today when a freight train hit a tour bus. Fire Chief Joe Boney...
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President Donald Trump signs new travel ban.
March 07, 2017 - 7:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments on President Donald Trump's new travel ban and the reaction from around the world (all times local): 4 p.m. Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is urging acting President Yemi Osinbajo to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that Nigeria will...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise. His order still bars new visas for people from six...
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March 06, 2017 - 12:12 pm
TRUMP-TRAVEL BAN Ban halts entries for 6 Muslim-majority nations WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that temporarily halts entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas and suspends the country's refugee program. That's...
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President Donald Trump salutes as he stands on the tarmac after disembarking Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is returning from Mar-a-Largo, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 06, 2017 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new travel ban order (all times local): 12:55 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing the updated version of President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban, which bars new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shuts down...
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February 27, 2017 - 1:53 am
OSCARS-BEST PICTURE UPDATE: Awkward Oscar moment LOS ANGELES (AP) — An awkward moment at Sunday night's Oscars. The producers of "La La Land" were nearly done with their acceptance speeches for best picture when "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz returned to the microphone and said it was "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the premiere of his film, "The Salesman, in Paris. The Oscar-nominated Iranian film director has sent a video message to a rally attended by celebrities and top talent agents to thank the Hollywood community for its support during his boycott of the awards ceremony. Last month, after U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries, including Iran, Asghar Farhadi decided to boycott the Oscars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 25, 2017 - 5:01 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian film director has sent a video message to a rally attended by celebrities and top talent agents. It's intended to thank the Hollywood community for its support during his boycott of the awards ceremony. After U.S. President Donald Trump issued an...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 24, 2017 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 24, 2017 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans. Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the...
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In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, people carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square. Trump’s travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports worldwide and mass protests, but the White House has forecast smoother sailing the second time around. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 23, 2017 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports...
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