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Armed rebels take bodies in Flight MH17 crash »

(NEW YORK POST) TOREZ, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that…

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Russian MH17 memorial says ‘forgive us »

Russian MH17 memorial says 'forgive us…

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Deadly day in Gaza as Israeli offensive widens »

GAZA CITY — At least 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday following a major battle in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood, in what has been the single…

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Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan »

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of Iraq's largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and…

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Ukraine accuses Russia of helping destroy plane crash evidence »

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with 298 people onboard. …

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Catholic News

Lasers Are No Longer a ‘Star Wars’ Fantasy »

Israel is developing a portable 'Iron Beam' laser defense system. The U.S. should too. …

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Crippled Young Man Cured in Medjugorje »

The doctors who were treating him, Dr. Anastasio Tricarico, a professor of orthopedics and traumatology at the University of Naples,…

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Texas county overwhelmed by 911 calls from lost migrants »

Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry…

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California couple conserving water amid drought could face fine for brown lawn »

(Reuters) - A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state's drought received a warning from…

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Florida Jury Awards a $23 BILLION Settlement in Smoking Case »

The suit was filed the widow of Michael Johnson Sr., a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer at the…

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Bible museum planned for US capital »

Washington (AFP) - The devout Christian family that upended a part of President Barack Obama's health care law aims to…

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Scientists: Atheists might not exist »

A Hong Kong-based science writer has posted an article on the Science20 blog under the headline “Scientists discover that atheists…

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Amid violence, priest opts to stay with parishioners in Gaza »

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 20, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his parishioners despite three missile strikes near his parish earlier this week.…

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Obama Forces Religious Groups To Pick Faith Or Funding »

President Barack Obama is replaying his turnout-boosting 2012 contraception fight against Christian groups by staging a pre-election fight between Christian groups and advocates of new legal rights for gays.…

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New ‘Hiding Place’ movie spotlights ‘evil that men do’ »

“Return to the Hiding Place,” a new film based on a true account of Corrie ten Boom’s secret army of untrained teenagers who rescued Jews from the Nazi Gestapo during the Holocaust, will hit theaters Oct. 24 after outperforming big-budget Hollywood showings in its initial…

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‘Hail Satan’: What Some Arizona Churches Found Burned on Their Property »

Investigators are looking into a series of church arson crimes in Mesa, Arizona, including one incident in which Bibles were set on fire on the front steps of a house of worship.…

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The Moon Communion Of Buzz Aldrin That NASA Didn’t Want To Broadcast »

As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared to take "one small step for man," Aldrin wanted to commemorate the moment in a way he found most personally meaningful -- by taking communion.…

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Sarah Palin on Obama’s Executive Actions: ‘We Don’t Do Kings’ »

Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit, former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) made the argument for impeaching President Barack Obama, saying, "No serious person can deny President Obama has violated the constitution." …

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Tired of all the overblown claims about what the Supreme Court actually did in Hobby Lobby? »

Tired of all the overblown claims about what the Supreme Court actually did in Hobby Lobby? So is the Washington Post. And Politifact. Megan McArdle’s Q & A at Bloomberg is a terrific antidote as well. And of course, you can find Becket’s perspective…

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Hitting the boiling point over the border »

The administration’s frivolous approach to the deluge is clear from a recent request for an extra $3.7 billion to address it. The majority of funds would go not to enforcement but to efforts at resettling the illegal aliens in the United States.…

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Pro Life: Fight the good fight

Abortion foe files ethics complaint against Pompeo »

Troy Newman is president of Operation Rescue. Last week, he made public documentation sent to the agency accusing the Pompeo of posting links to campaign…

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Idaho defends fetal pain abortion law »

BOISE -- Idaho attorneys say a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy should be reversed because…

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NY Gov. Cuomo launches new third party to promote late-term abortion »

ALBANY, NY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday he would form a new third party in the state centered around his late-term abortion…

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Police, pro-choice groups on alert as national abortion protest group arrives »

Bibles in hand, a few hundred anti-abortion activists are slated to drop into town starting Saturday for a week of protests and demonstrations, including a…

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Suit claims Colo. Planned Parenthood ignored sex abuse »

Denver, Colo., Jul 15, 2014 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawsuit charges that a Colorado Planned Parenthood affiliate failed to recognize and report the…

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Vatican

Pope expresses concern for Iraqi Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed concern for Christians forced to flee Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, where Christians have resided for centuries.…

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Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2014 / 08:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to both presidents…

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Vatican dismisses Italian news report on papal interview

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2014 / 05:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican spokesperson said that the Pope’s words as reported in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” cannot be considered with certainty to be Pope Francis’ actual…

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Catholic civil rights

Facing fines, conversion or death, Christian families flee Mosul

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul,…

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Mass. town attempts to ostracize Christian college over its beliefs

The expected executive order would force any organization receiving federal funds, including religiously based organizations, to hire people whose sexual conduct may not fall in line with their beliefs. Gordon says the mandate would be an…

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Colo. cake artist appeals govt ‘re-education’ order

DENVER — Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys and allied attorneys representing a Lakewood, Colo., cake artist who declined to use his creative talents to promote and endorse a same-sex ceremony appealed a May 30 order from the…

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Politics

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine.…

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Gutierrez Upset Obama Treats Gays, Other Groups Better Than Illegals

After meeting with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, along with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) expressed frustration that the White House was not treating illegal immigrants as well as gays and…

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Forty-six Democrat Senators Want to Change our Laws

The impossible just got legs for a potential possibility; and not a good one at that. In a bare-faced political move, forty-six elected Democrats in our United States Senate; that’s EIGHTY-SEVEN PERCENT of all Democrats,…

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National

Las Cruces Catholic Diocese expects more migrants to fill cots in church

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — Organizers behind a short-term shelter in Las Cruces for immigrants say more than 200 people have already passed through.…

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Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs by June 2015

Microsoft Corporation aims to cut 18,000 jobs over the next year, the company announced Thursday. It will be Microsoft Corporation's largest round of layoffs in company history, as Microsoft streamlines its business with recently-acquired Nokia in…

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Nonprofit loses grant over gay marriage stance

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland immigrant rights group that works with day laborers over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.…

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International

Iraqi PM Condemns Jihadis’ Targeting of Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage."…

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Bosnia buries 284 war victims unearthed from gruesome death pit

KOZARAC Bosnia (Reuters) – The remains of 284 victims of the Bosnian war were laid to rest on Sunday having been unearthed from what is believed to be the largest mass grave of Europe’s worst conflict…

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Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: Australia Mulls G20 Putin Ban

The giant Létourneau pipe organ at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral sounded particularly somber Sunday morning as Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other Australian dignitaries joined hundreds of mourners at a service to commemorate victims of the…

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Catholic Music

Joseph Habedank “Welcome Home” Album Review

There is not a dearth of songs about faith. Rather, the lacuna in Christian music is that we need songs that have the uncanny ability to speak to us even when we are passing through…

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Colton Dixon’s ‘More of You’ Music Video Released

Christian singer and former 'American Idol' contestant Colton Dixon just released his new single "More of You" off of upcoming album Anchor.…

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Katy Perry Sued by Christian Rapper for Plagiarism and Witchcraft

Katy Perry Sued by Christian Rapper for Plagiarism and Witchcraft

Now Katy Perry is being sued for allegedly stealing the melody from Christian rapper Flame and for using that melody to glorify witchcraft. Katy Perry said the song didn't promote witchcraft, it was inspired by the…

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Health

White House Working on More Fixes for Troubled Obamacare

The federal government and state insurance regulators are coming up with new rules in response to unexpected bills that have resulted from narrower choices, constricted coverage, and misunderstandings over insurer networks, The New York Times reported.…

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Florida jury awards $23.6 billion to widow in smoking lawsuit

(CNN) -- A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.…

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What stress does to you

NaturalNews) Demands at work, financial worries and concerns about the future, plus the sugary refined carbohydrate diet eaten by many can put the body into a state of chronic stress. …

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Unexplained

Army to Begin Bradley/Chelsea Manning’s gender treatment

Manning was convicted in July 2013 of violating the Espionage Act after releasing classified documents through WikiLeaks and sentenced to 35 years confinement and a dishonorable discharge from the Army.…

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War veteran’s therapy ducks aren’t allowed

WEST LAFAYETTE — Darin Welker is facing a citation and a hearing in Coshocton Municipal Court for owning 14 ducks, as they are in violation of a village ordinance.…

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Biden’s World Cup Trip: $2.2M for Four Hotels

Vice President Biden and his entourage visited Brazil in mid-June to attend the USA versus Ghana World Cup game, a trip that also included meetings with both the president and vice president of Brazil. …

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