Religion

Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Electoral Commission, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, center, and members of the commission prepare to give a press conference at the commission headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The commission announced Monday that the presidential election is to be held March 26-28, with the runoff in April. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 08, 2018 - 12:25 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. El-Sissi has yet to formally announce his candidacy, but...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. Opponents say the law could lead to discrimination against those who support same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. Opponents say the law could lead to discrimination against those who...
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Pope Francis poses for a family photo with diplomats accredited to the Holy See inside the Sistine Chapel, at the end of an audience for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, pool)
January 08, 2018 - 8:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged concerted international efforts Monday to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to demand that political leaders put the dignity of their people before war, profit or power. In a wide-ranging speech to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to The Associated Press at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to Bushra Maneka, a faith healer he has sought out for spiritual healing in the past, but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 08, 2018 - 6:03 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to a faith healer but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. The 66-year-old Khan has earlier married and divorced two women, socialite Jemima Goldsmith and...
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January 08, 2018 - 5:40 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan says he has sent a proposal of marriage to a faith healer but that the woman has yet to decide on the matter. The 66-year-old Khan has earlier married and divorced two women, socialite Jemima Goldsmith and...
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Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 08, 2018 - 5:33 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging international efforts to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to press his demand that political leaders put the dignity of their people before war, profits or power. In a wide-ranging speech Monday to...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by MY Entertainment producer, Robin Keats shows Jason Freeman. Freeman is seeking control of Charles Manson's estate. Freeman's attorney, Dale Kiken provided The Associated Press with a copy of a 1986 Ohio court ruling saying Freeman is the son of Charles Manson Jr., and a 1993 Colorado death certificate showing Manson Jr. as the son of Charles Manson and his first wife, Rosalie Willis. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, will begin trying to sort out at least two conflicting wills and claims to his estate by a purported son, grandson and pen pal. (Richard Buckley/MY Entertainment via AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 1:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over an estate that could cash in on songs he wrote that were used by The Beach Boys and Guns N' Roses. Manson, 83, died in November nearly...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio, background building, overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 07, 2018 - 6:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home. With Michelangelo's famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents — some with other young...
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Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Francis, in a homily Saturday to mark Epiphany, said people are “often make do” with having “health, a little money and a bit of entertainment.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 07, 2018 - 4:17 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is leading a baptism ceremony for 34 babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel. With Michelangelo's frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents — some with other young children in tow — brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis. The pope then made the...
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Stephen Colbert, center, executive producer of the Showtime animated series "Our Cartoon President," takes part in a panel discussion on the show with fellow executive producer Chris Licht, left, and showrunner/executive producer/writer R.J. Fried at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 6:00 p.m. When a producer mentioned a Twitter post from Benedict Cumberbatch led to a TV role, the actor couldn't resist riffing on President Donald Trump's "stable genius" tweet. Michael...
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