Religious issues

May 22, 2019 - 11:05 pm
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people dedicated a new Torah scroll — the holiest object in Judaism — to the slain woman on Wednesday. The handwritten Biblical scroll had the final letters inked by a scribe during a ceremony...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, 27, center, enters the courtroom in Nashville, Tenn. Samson, accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others in a Nashville church in 2017, said Wednesday, May 22, he can't remember if he did it. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it. In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that...
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Supporters of the losing presidential candidate clash with police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. A number of people have died and dozens of vehicles burned as rioters took over neighborhoods in central Jakarta, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets.. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
May 22, 2019 - 5:48 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said Wednesday that authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control after six people died in riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden accompanied by his wife Jill waves during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 22, 2019 - 5:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot button issue has shot to...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin wave to journalists after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. The official count from last month's Indonesian presidential election shows President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of the vote, the Election Commission said Tuesday, May 21, 2019, securing him a second term. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
May 20, 2019 - 9:40 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners. Official counting was completed just before midnight and the Election Commission...
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May 20, 2019 - 5:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made an appeal to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement. The Vermont senator spoke before a...
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Emanuel Kidega Samson, 27, center, enters the courtroom Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Samson is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017. Prosecutors have said they're seeking life without parole for Samson. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina. Nashville Deputy District Attorney Amy...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the Freedom Party spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do. Kurz, who has asked Austria's president to remove...
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May 20, 2019 - 10:50 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is defending his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy's Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend. Salvini brandished a rosary and entrusted Italy to...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama's restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he...
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