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Church of England consecrates first female bishop

Church of England consecrates first female bishop

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first f…

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Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day

Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day

The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over…

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TMC gift shop is 'retail with a conscience'

TMC gift shop is 'retail with a conscience'

TMC's gift shop offers traditional items and has boutique-quality goodies.

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Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen answer readers' questions weekly.

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The science behind the high-protein craze

The science behind the high-protein craze

Move over, fat and carbs. Protein's grabbing the spotlight.

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Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various chur…

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Pope: Christian unity means no competing for faithful

Pope: Christian unity means no competing for faithful

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has laid out his formula for fostering Christian unity: resist competing for souls and make concrete gestures of acce…

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After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice.

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The lure of the open sea beckons to Bonnie

The lure of the open sea beckons to Bonnie

  Cruise offers unexpected encounters — including enough steel drum music to last a lifetime.

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Half century of brotherly tradition culminates in dream home

Half century of brotherly tradition culminates in dream home

Brothers build what could be final project.

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What Herbs Can I Grow Indoors?

What Herbs Can I Grow Indoors?

Also, some options when deer eat your fruit trees. 

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Carolyn Hax: That eye-roll from phone-gazing wife is contempt

Carolyn Hax: That eye-roll from phone-gazing wife is contempt

Husband wants phone-obsessed wife more engaged with family.

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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of raci…

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Pope: Ridding stereotypes key to Christian-Muslim relations

Pope: Ridding stereotypes key to Christian-Muslim relations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says the most effective antidote to violence among Christians and Muslims is learning about each other and th…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Rings no longer mother's to give

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Rings no longer mother's to give

Why does mother want to give away rings she already gave to daughter?

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Religion and faith: Exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Religion and faith: Exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A roundup of faith-based news in Tucson. 

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s first secretary, Maude Ballou

In the 1950s, Ballou lived in Montgomery during a turbulent, violent time in Alabama's capital. 

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Pope to new cardinals: No flashy parties

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning his new cardinals to keep the partying to a minimum — and keep their egos in check — when they are…

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Pope to families: Learn to talk to one another again

Pope to families: Learn to talk to one another again

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging families to put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and learn to talk to one another again.

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After pope visit, Philippines counts cost, talks up benefits

After pope visit, Philippines counts cost, talks up benefits

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When the pope comes to town a big bill awaits the host country, but the mammoth crowds whipped up by the Roman Cath…

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Now's the time to save seeds for next season

Now's the time to save seeds for next season

Collect seeds from the best-tasting plants in your garden.

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Tropical species of milkweed can harm monarch butterflies

Tropical species of milkweed can harm monarch butterflies

Garden Sage also weighs in about an interesting fungi and a potentially edible weeds.

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A little wine, butter transform mussels into romantic meal

A little wine, butter transform mussels into romantic meal

Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Consider mussels.

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Watch Venus and Jupiter in motion

The distance between Venus and Jupiter, now nearly 180 degrees, grows less and less by June 30.

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Tucson doc juggles family, fitness and farmers markets

Tucson doc juggles family, fitness and farmers markets

Gourmet Greek food, fitness competitions and family fill TMC doc's life. 

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Dillinger Days return to Hotel Congress

Dillinger Days return to Hotel Congress

Dillinger Days return to downtown.

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Catch Oscar nominees now

The Loft Cinema and Cinemark Century can help with your Oscar watching.

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Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Religious rights advocates offer to endure Saudi's lashes

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Ex-Vatican sex crimes prosecutor returns to hear appeals

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's long-time sex abuse prosecutor has been named to head up a new Vatican board to hear appeals by priests sanc…

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Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "…

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Learning to knit can be easy

Learning to knit can be easy

Brand-new knitters have plenty of resources.

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Valentine's Day ease with fondue

Valentine's Day ease with fondue

We created this delicious, yet simple pair of fondue sauces to be easy for even the most clueless cook.

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German rabbit breeders criticize pope's sex comments

BERLIN (AP) — The pope's comment that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" has caused offense — among Germany's rabbit breeders.

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If food's your reward, you can't win

Special To The Washington Post.

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Pope's 2015 travel: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, CAR, Uganda

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he hopes to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay this year, as well as the Central Afric…

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Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't hav…

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Nostalgia smells like grape-scented markers

The first advertising campaign for Mr. Sketch scented markers in more than two decades begins.

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Home cooks get immersed in sous vide cooking

Home cooks get immersed in sous vide cooking

Sous vide cooking, once strictly the province of professionals, is spreading to home kitchens.

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Pope: Charlie Hebdo 'punch' not a justification of violence

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he wasn't justifying violence when he said a friend who had cursed his mother could "ex…

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Women in Macedonia region banned from religious ceremony

Women in Macedonia region banned from religious ceremony

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — An Orthodox Christian diocese in eastern Macedonia has banned female swimmers from taking part in the annual blessing…

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