Religion and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012, file photo, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gives an interview in Minnesota. Bachmann, a one-time Republican presidential contender and former U.S. representative, says she's considering a run for Sen. Al Franken's seat. Franken resigned Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations starting in November. (Glenn Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative former congresswoman and one-time presidential contender, said she is considering running for Al Franken's former Senate seat in Minnesota. Bachmann recently told televangelist Jim Bakker that she has been praying about the decision...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 file photo, people gather in front of Mar Mina church after a deadly attack claimed by the Islamic State group, in Helwan, Cairo, Egypt. Witnesses said the attack outside the church lasted up to 20 minutes and that it took another 10 minutes before police apprehended the assailant. Speaking to The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, they said residents and worshippers may have prevented a much deadlier assault. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
December 31, 2017 - 11:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — The deadly attack outside a church in Egypt lasted up to 20 minutes and it was another 10 more minutes before police shot and wounded the assailant, according to witnesses who spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday. Local media initially effusively praised the police's "alertness"...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, sits inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt.An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
December 30, 2017 - 9:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 19 others on Saturday of insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison in a court session aired on TV. The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom — including prominent rights activist Alaa...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 30, 2017 - 9:10 am
CAIRO (AP) — Video clips circulating on social media on Saturday show the gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Copt in an attack that killed at least nine people walking armed and unchallenged on a residential street for nearly 10 minutes. The gunman, the...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, sits inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt.An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
December 30, 2017 - 9:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 19 others on Saturday of insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison in a court session aired on TV. The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom — including prominent rights activist Alaa...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 30, 2017 - 8:47 am
CAIRO (AP) — Video clips circulating on social media on Saturday show the gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Copt in an attack that killed at least nine people walking armed and unchallenged on a residential street for nearly 10 minutes. The gunman, the...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 30, 2017 - 7:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — Video clips circulating on social media on Saturday show the gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Copt in an attack that killed at least nine people as he leisurely walked unchallenged on a residential street unchallenged for nearly 10 minutes...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, sits inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt.An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
December 30, 2017 - 7:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Saturday convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 19 others of insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison in a court session aired on TV. The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom — including prominent rights activist Alaa...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as they carry the coffin of Nermin Sadek, one of the victims of the militants attack on Mar Mina church, during their funeral service in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 29, 2017 - 11:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Coptic church attack in Cairo (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is condemning an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt Friday. The White House says Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi after the attack by a gunman in Helwan killed at...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as they carry the coffin of Nermin Sadek, one of the victims of the militants attack on Mar Mina church, during their funeral service in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 29, 2017 - 5:17 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Coptic church attack in Cairo (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is condemning an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt Friday. The White House says Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi after the attack by a gunman in Helwan killed at...
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