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Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

04/16/2014 12:31am
In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

04/16/2014 4:20am
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

04/16/2014 4:50am
Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact

04/16/2014 11:01am
TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

Religious-themed films find home in Hollywood

04/16/2014 12:02pm
The number of religious-based films seems uncharacteristically high in 2014, but the films are finding an audience and making a solid financial return.

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

04/16/2014 2:21pm
Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it.

Strength of religious freedom must be built in US courts, LDS leader says

04/16/2014 10:34pm
LDS Church leader Dallin H. Oaks will give the keynote address at UVU's Spring Constitutional Symposium on Religious Freedom. He's not speaking as a church leader, he says, but as a citizen concerned about the condition of democracy in the U.S.