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Local leaders divided on Supreme Court's prayer ruling

05/06/2014 7:53am
Local leaders react to a Supreme Court of the United States ruling that allows religion- specific prayers in government meetings, as long as a good-faith effort is made to include all groups.

New doubts arise for 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus

05/06/2014 1:59pm
Weeks after scientists said testing indicated the papyrus known as "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" was not a fake, new doubts have been brought forward about its authenticity.

Senator appears to make light of Holocaust remark

05/06/2014 2:31pm
A Tennessee state senator who compared the federal health care law to the forced transportation of Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust appeared to make light of the firestorm about his comments this week in a blog post on Tuesday.

Md. county board not yet resuming Christian prayer

05/06/2014 2:42pm
Maryland's Carroll County Commissioners aren't yet resuming Christian prayer at their public meetings despite a Supreme Court decision that apparently allows it.

Vatican's year-by-year breakdown on abuse cases

05/06/2014 2:42pm
The Vatican on Tuesday released the first-ever complete statistics on the number of sex abuse cases reported to the Holy See and how they were adjudicated. Here is the year-by-year breakdown, starting from 2004.

El-Sissi pushes Egyptians to line up behind him

05/06/2014 4:21pm
In his campaign for president, Egypt's former army chief is casting himself as a strong-handed disciplinarian able to solve the nation's mounting problems and turmoil with good planning and efficiency, swinging between big-hearted shows of sympathy for Egyptians' woes and a military man's impatience with dissent and chaos.

Town prayer case challengers: The debate matters

05/06/2014 4:21pm
Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board's pre-meeting prayers before the nation's highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired.

Vatican: 848 priests defrocked for abuse since '04

05/06/2014 5:11pm
The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.