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Tactics endure after 10 years of same-sex marriage

05/16/2014 4:10am
Supporters and activists routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies — in some cases, churches — to spread their message.

EXCHANGE: NIU student researches ancient Bible

05/16/2014 4:20am
As Jennifer Wegmann-Gabb researched a page from a 13th century Paris Bible, she asked "who's that girl?"

Pope's trip to Holy Land stirs diplomatic dilemmas

05/16/2014 6:30am
When Pope Francis sets foot in the Holy Land next week, he'll be treading on diplomatic eggshells at virtually every stop.

Saudis question Mecca preparedness as MERS spreads

05/16/2014 7:11am
Officials in Saudi Arabia are raising alarm that the kingdom is not doing enough to prevent Mecca from becoming a route for exporting an often deadly respiratory virus as millions of Muslims from around the world converge on the city to perform pilgrimage at Islam's holiest site.

Across Egypt, 1 question today: What time is it?

05/16/2014 10:21am
Egypt's sudden flip to daylight saving time Friday had everyone asking the same question: What time is it?

Indian opposition party heads for landslide win

05/16/2014 10:41am
It's the most decisive election victory India has seen in more than a quarter of a century.

Wyoming Catholic groups appeal judge's order

05/16/2014 11:20am
Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are appealing a judge's refusal to block provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that require health insurance coverage for contraception and abortion services for hundreds of non-ministerial employees.

Official: Pakistani kills man accused of blasphemy

05/16/2014 12:11pm
A man walked into a police station Friday in northeastern Pakistan and shot and killed a member of a minority sect accused of blasphemy, officials said.

Portrait of girl in tuxedo omitted from yearbook

05/16/2014 3:51pm
A Catholic high school in San Francisco came under fire Friday for refusing to include a portrait of a female student wearing a tuxedo in the school yearbook.

Catholic school sued over alleged up-skirt video

05/16/2014 4:01pm
Students at a San Francisco Bay Area all-boys Catholic school that counts Barry Bonds and Tom Brady among its alumni regularly harassed female instructors and competed to get up-skirt videos of them, and school officials did not do enough to stop them, according to a lawsuit filed by a female teacher.

Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday

05/16/2014 4:11pm
Israel has launched a campaign calling for the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.

Presidential checklist: jockeying for position

05/16/2014 4:31pm
In the latest prep work for a presidential campaign, Rand Paul is conspicuously courting moderate and establishment Republicans while Ted Cruz keeps up a travel schedule that has 2016 written all over it. Jeb Bush is stirring from something of a political snooze and a half-dozen other credible prospects are getting their voices heard in the din.