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Iraqi bill to legalize child marriage criticized

03/14/2014 1:10am
A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband's whim, provoking outrage from rights activists and many Iraqis who see it as a step backward for women's rights.

2 Seattle Catholic schools respond to ID theft

03/14/2014 6:30am
Two Catholic high schools in Seattle have changed their schedules Friday so the staff can deal with the threat of identity theft.

Methodist bishop cited for gay wedding in Alabama

03/14/2014 9:11am
A retired United Methodist bishop is facing formal complaints over a gay wedding he performed in Alabama.

Aga Khan divorces German princess after dispute

03/14/2014 9:51am
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to millions of Muslims, has finalized his divorce from a German princess after years of legal dispute.

$600K stolen from Joel Osteen's megachurch

03/14/2014 11:52am
Talk about thieves in the temple. Some $600,000 in cash and check donations were stolen this week from Lakewood Church in Houston, according to the city's police department.

CAR religious leaders plead for UN peacekeepers

03/14/2014 12:51pm
Muslim and Christian leaders of the Central African Republic are pleading for the U.N. Security Council to hurry and deploy peacekeepers to a country that's been ripped apart by sectarian violence.

British judge hears arguments in case LDS Church calls 'mischief'

03/14/2014 4:20pm
A British judge heard arguments Friday in the case of a disaffected Mormon who brought a case against LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson in a court in London.

Settlement over harassment of La. Buddhist student

03/14/2014 5:21pm
Officials in a western Louisiana school system and the American Civil Liberties union have settled a lawsuit sparked by the treatment of a Buddhist sixth-grader whose parents say he was harassed at a school where officials routinely pushed Christian beliefs.

Settlement in suit involving US Buddhist student

03/14/2014 6:21pm
Officials in a western Louisiana school system and the American Civil Liberties union have settled a lawsuit sparked by the treatment of a Buddhist student of Thai-descent whose parents say he was harassed at a school where officials routinely pushed Christian beliefs.