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Omar's edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:49am

As Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home, they hoped to get a better sense of her views while expressing their concerns.

Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call home every week

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:05am

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now call and text their families every week, church officials said Friday.

AP Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:04am

A South Carolina mother is accusing a federally funded foster agency of not working with her because she's Catholic.

Alleged leader pleads not guilty in Minnesota mosque bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:57am

An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty in the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota, three weeks after two of his alleged accomplices pleaded guilty.

Vatican's envoy to France facing 'sexual aggression' probe

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:26am

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into alleged "sexual aggression" by Catholic archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican's envoy to France, according to French officials.

Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

Jeff Karoub and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 4:23pm

The U.S. archbishop helping to organize next week's summit of the world's bishops at the Vatican on sexual abuse by clergy said Thursday he expects to make "significant progress" in responding to the scandal that's riven the church, and that lay Catholics will help to hold the hierarchy accountable.

Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 3:34pm

Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right.

The Latest: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 11:09am

The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local):

NY gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:49am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers.

The Latest: House passes border bill, sends to Trump's desk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:38am

The Latest on Congress' border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local):

Indicted US intelligence analyst once drew media across Iran

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:24am

The former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, her brown hair now hidden underneath a mandatory hijab, stood before an Iranian ayatollah as a television camera filmed behind her.

The Latest: Egypt's Parliament extends president term limits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 5:54am

The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):

66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:28am

Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths in a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election.

Security guard arrested in shooting outside LA synagogue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:28am

A Los Angeles synagogue security guard has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a person who was recording video of the building for more than 40 minutes.

World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:14am

The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people.

Egypt official: Home-made bomb explodes near mosque, 3 hurt

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:56am

An Egyptian security official says a home-made bomb has exploded near a mosque in Cairo's district of Giza, leaving three people wounded.

Cyprus' religious leaders urge church's restoration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:27am

The Christian and Muslim leaders in ethnically divided Cyprus are urging for the speedy repair of a 15th century church inside a United Nations-controlled buffer zone cutting across the capital Nicosia, after it partly collapsed.

Rep. Walter Jones remembered for deep convictions at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 3:44pm

Friends and political colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. are remembering him as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian Church-affiliated bishop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:45am

The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a Russian Church-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him from entering the country.

Spanish child sex abuse victims demand legal changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:36am

Spanish campaigners on Thursday delivered a petition with more than half a million signatures to the national parliament in Madrid demanding an extension of the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.