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Obama bristles at anti-Semitism charges during interview with Jewish newspaper

President Obama told the editor that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that he is anti-Semitic.

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Lessons from the missionary who survived Ebola

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Physician Kent Brantly's dramatic survival after contracting Ebola in Liberia, West Africa, in 2014 spotlighted risks missionary workers can face overseas. But Brantly, along with experts in... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2015

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‘Lost’ Jewish mural restored, installed in new home

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Aaron Goldberg braced himself, clutching the rope attached to a paper cover-up that hid the now-restored “Lost Shul” Mural at the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Artist Adam Bateman charts ancestry in 74-day walk along Mormon Trail

Utah artist Adam Bateman’s walk along the Mormon Trail offers insights into contemporary artistic practice and the role of ancestry in shaping personal and collective identity. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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'Roving rabbis' spread across Montana on kosher mission

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Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future

With the LDS Church re-evaluating its centurylong ties with the Boy Scouts of America, local council leaders in Utah aren't sure what the future holds for the program. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

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If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday, does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

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Whether filling out a government form, or writing a letter, makes a group 'complicit in evil' is at the heart of a new appeal to the Supreme Court over provisions of the Affordable Care Act related... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

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An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Salt Lake church to move forward after shootings with vigil

A Friday night vigil at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City offers a chance for the community to remember the victims and discuss the Emanuel AME shootings in South Carolina. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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White House honors 12 faith leaders as climate-change ‘champions’

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From a zero-waste synagogue to global development work after natural disasters, environmental projects by faith leaders are being hailed by the Obama administration as examples of exemplary... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world demanded Tuesday that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks this year, saying that may be the last chance... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Shooter's family offers sympathy to families of his victims

As the families of four Marines and a sailor shot to death in Chattanooga grieved their losses Saturday, the family of the man authorities say pulled the trigger offered sympathy, condolences and... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Texas residents condemn plan for Muslim cemetery

Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead. Locals say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small rural Texas town. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Stampede kills 27 during religious bathing festival in India

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in southern India. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Pope gushes about Paraguayan women during Mass in Caacupe

Pope Francis lauded the strength and religious fervor of Paraguayan women on Saturday while visiting the country's most important pilgrimage site, where thousands of his fellow Argentines joined... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Is suicide bombing in the Middle East really motivated by religion?

Suicide terrorism is routinely cited as a parade example of the evils caused by religious fanaticism — or, as some atheists say, by religion, period. But close analysis of the evidence fails... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Thousands await papal Mass at Caacupe shrine in Paraguay

When Marta Noella was a girl, she says she was frequently beaten by her strict father. At 14, she was so depressed she planned to kill herself by stepping in front of a car. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Disney allows Sikh worker to show turban and uncut beard

A Sikh American deliveryman who claimed his routes at Walt Disney World were restricted so visitors wouldn't see his turban and unshaved beard has won the right to have the same routes as other... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Pope sees notorious Bolivia prison where money buys survival

Pope Francis is wrapping up his pilgrimage to Bolivia with a visit Friday to its notoriously violent and overcrowded Palmasola prison, where inmates have the run of the place, drugs are cheaper... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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In our opinion: In addition to human lives, Islamic State group racking up historic, cultural 'casualties'

The damage the Islamic State group is doing isn't limited to human casualties, with militants engaged in destruction of cultural properties and places of worship, memory and learning. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Pope asks pardon for church's 'crimes' against indigenous

Pope Francis apologized Thursday for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas, delivering a... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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At 80, the Dalai Lama is just getting started

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The Dalai Lama is not done. As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism celebrates his 80th birthday in the U.S. this week, much of the non-Buddhist world sees a kindly, aging monk who preaches the... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Pope to meet representatives for workers, poor in Bolivia

Pope Francis rallied tens of thousands of flag-waving Bolivians during his first public Mass in Bolivia on Thursday, one of the key days of his South American pilgrimage. It will culminate with a... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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