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Church sign in Virginia says "America: Love or Leave It."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:05am

Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump's tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying "America: Love or Leave It."

Pompeo takes aim at China at religious freedom conference

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:44am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the "stain of the century" of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.

Latter-day Saint president to speak at NAACP national convention

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:31pm

Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.

Here’s what will replace Scouts and other teen programs, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:34pm

Leaders recently announced a new program that will replace not only Scouting, but all programs for teens in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lobster vs. kebab: French food fight after minister scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:09am

France's government spokeswoman says the resignation of the country's ecology minister over reports of lavish dinners at taxpayers' expense comes at a time when most people "more likely eat kebabs" than lobster.

The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:42pm

The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local):

H. Ross Perot's devotion to family, friends remembered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:23am

H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country.

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:23am

Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options.

Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:04am

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.

Location of Latter-day Saint temple in Layton announced

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:13am

The Layton Utah Temple will be built on an 11.8-acre lot at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane, according to a news release.

Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:31am

Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims.

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

Karin Laub and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:14am

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.

Pope urges better protection of fishermen's human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 5:17am

Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners.

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Fernando Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:51am

A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption.

Pope Francis names British-born Matteo Bruni as spokesman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:34am

Pope Francis named a new Vatican spokesman Thursday, tapping Matteo Bruni, the British-born official who has handled media logistics for papal trips, in the latest shakeup of the Vatican's communications operations.

Pope Francis has named a new Vatican spokesman, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:21am

Pope Francis has named a new Vatican spokesman, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni .

Vatican denies interference in debate over Franco exhumation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:14am

The Vatican has responded to a formal protest by the Spanish government over a controversy regarding the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, saying it never intended to meddle with Spain's domestic affairs.

Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:18pm

A priest in Kentucky has given more than $20,000 to miners who are struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:07pm

A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:01pm

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.