Religious issues

Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo inside his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted their position in favor of medical marijuana and who could ensure passage on Tuesday of the first medical marijuana state question on a ballot this year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 26, 2018 - 10:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders. State Question 788 , the result of an activist-led signature drive launched more than two years ago, makes it...
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Protesters hold up signs and call out against the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban outside the the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power. A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters following a closed door luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 26, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a victory lap after the Supreme Court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban, posting a photo with the...
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Britain's Prince William meets Israeli's President Reuven Rivlin, right, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's visit to Israel (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Prince William says he hopes to learn more about the Middle East during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. In a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, William said he is...
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In this June 4, 2018 photo, American Civil Liberties Union activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 25, 2018 - 2:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices' recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker. The order means the Supreme Court is...
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June 25, 2018 - 3:44 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police as saying 86 people were killed. President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm after the "deeply unfortunate killings across a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo Eric Johnson pauses during a news conference in front of his childhood portrait and a portrait of former priest Father Bruce Wellems at an office in Chicago. Johnson was sexually abused by the priest as a child and was surprised when he saw photographs posted online of Wellems at Chicago Public Schools functions last year. He wrote in a March 22, 2018, letter to district CEO Janice Jackson, describing how he was sexually abused by Wellems and urging CPS to ban Wellems from all schools. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when...
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah prays on the ground after scoring a penalty during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 22, 2018 - 6:34 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Charles Krauthammer talks about getting into politics during a news conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. The conservative writer and pundit Krauthammer has died. His death was announced Thursday, June 21, 2018, by two media organizations that employed him, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. He was 68. (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)
June 22, 2018 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died. He was 68. His Thursday death...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Charles Krauthammer talks about getting into politics during a news conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. The conservative writer and pundit Krauthammer has died. His death was announced Thursday, June 21, 2018, by two media organizations that employed him, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. He was 68. (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday. He was 68. His death was...
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