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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 5:11 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Security men are posted every hundred yards or so along the 20-kilometer (12-mile) stretch between the airport and central Cairo in anticipation of Pope Francis' arrival in Egypt. Armored cars are stationed in...
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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 4:57 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis...
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In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, Coptic Christian Ayman William paints a scene of Samson at Mar Girgis Church, in the Zawiya al-Hamra neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt. The church, deep within the dusty alleyways of one of the many “informal” neighborhoods that have sprung up to accommodate the capital’s surging population, is building a new extension. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 27, 2017 - 1:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt. The church, deep within the dusty alleyways of one of the many "informal" neighborhoods that have...
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City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities "during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
April 26, 2017 - 7:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's...
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City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities "during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
April 26, 2017 - 5:24 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's...
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U.S. military vehicle moves past banners opposing a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, as South Korean police officers stand guard in Seongju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. (Kim Jun-hum/Yonhap via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 5:15 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT MOST FROM TRUMP TAX CUTS An official says the top corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35 percent to 15 percent, while small business owners would see theirs go from...
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April 25, 2017 - 10:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the nation's largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion. Kevin Beiser, vice president of the San Diego Unified School District board, said Tuesday that...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 10:08 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says international donors at a Geneva aid conference have pledged $1.1 billion to help beleaguered, war-torn Yemen this year. Antonio Guterres hailed the pledges after wrapping up the daylong meeting Tuesday, saying it had raised half of the $2.1 billion in...
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FILE - In this Jan.25, 2016 file photo, the Rodin museum, venue for Christian Dior's Spring- Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection, is reflected in Paris. The magnate behind the LVMH luxury empire is seeking to strengthen control over Christian Dior in a multibillion-dollar deal combining the fashion industry heavyweights. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 25, 2017 - 8:15 am
PARIS (AP) — The French magnate behind LVMH moved to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a 12 billion-euro ($13 billion) deal. It's the latest business coup for Bernard Arnault, who has expanded LVMH to include dozens of leading luxury brands — from high-end champagne and...
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Pope Francis speaks in the Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome, Saturday, April 22, 2017, as he celebrates the Liturgy of the Word in memory of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries. (Maurizio Brambatti/Pool photo via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 6:30 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths. The Madonnina, an association that runs the beach establishment near Rome without barriers for the disabled, in a statement Tuesday...
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