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Health law birth control coverage before justices

03/24/2014 2:11am
The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.

Health law birth control coverage before justices

03/24/2014 3:11am
Another case related to President Barack Obama's health care law is before the Supreme Court this week.

German church sets up study group on abuse scandal

03/24/2014 7:41am
Germany's Roman Catholic Church says it has set up a new research project to investigate sexual abuse of minors by clergy.

Vatican No. 3 finds blame within in abuse scandal

03/24/2014 11:02am
The Vatican's new No. 3 accused Holy See officials Monday of downplaying the clerical sex abuse scandal in the 1990s, saying they were generally skeptical of victims and often considered them "enemies of the church" out for political gain.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia to pressure Qatar at summit

03/24/2014 1:51pm
An assortment of Arab nations will likely use an Arab summit this week to try to pressure the tiny but wealthy Gulf nation of Qatar to stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition movements throughout the region.

Correction: Baptist College-Gay Student story

03/24/2014 4:01pm
In a story March 20 about a Hannibal-LaGrange University student who said he was denied readmission to the northern Missouri Baptist school after publicly disclosing that he is gay, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of Bob Jones University. The school is in Greenville, S.C., not Virginia.

Evangelical charity to hire married gay Christians

03/24/2014 4:11pm
The prominent Christian relief agency World Vision said Monday it will hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive social issues facing religious groups.

Evangelical charity to hire married gay Christians

03/24/2014 6:11pm
One of the most prominent evangelical charities in the country will start hiring Christians in same-sex marriages.

Feds place temporary stay on birth control coverage

03/24/2014 7:33pm
Under the idea of religious freedom, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties take their cases against the Affordable Care Act to the U.S. Supreme Court.