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The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood:
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Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  posted 25 minutes ago
The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In Sunday's dual papal canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, it also involves rule-breaking, fast-track procedures.
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Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press  |  posted 35 minutes ago
Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.
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Neon Trees singer is 1 of few gay celeb Mormons

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  posted 55 minutes ago
When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he's gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.
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Rare Mormon coins go up for auction

Keith McCord  |  posted Apr 23rd - 9:21pm
Some very rare coins are up for auction, and you may be surprised at how much people will pay for them. One of the rare Mormon gold coins could fetch as much as $1 million.
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Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 24th - 10:21am
In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.
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Rare $10 Mormon coin up for auction in Utah

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 24th - 8:11am
A Utah auctioneer says he thinks a gold coin minted by Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley could fetch more than $500,000 before bidding ends Thursday night.
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Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 24th - 3:31am
Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, on Sunday is feeding a seemingly endless appetite for fresh relics.
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AP-AM Prep-Music

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 24th - 1:11am
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Liberty Institute Commends Cy Fair ISD's Commitment To Students' Religious Freedom

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 23rd - 5:10pm
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Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 23rd - 4:31pm
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
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Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

Reem Khalifa, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 23rd - 12:01pm
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition.
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