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Spanish police arrest 4 priests in pedophile case

MADRID (AP) — Four priests were arrested Monday on suspicion of child sex abuse in a case which Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Pope Francis has taken a special interest in uncovering.

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Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

DALLAS (AP) — No one has to sell Leonard "Rusty" Medlock on the idea of giving people second chances.

November 23, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Vatican prosecutor late in reporting abusive priest

BOSTON — An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican’s sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal document…

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Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

Police stand guard during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-…

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Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

FERGUSON, Mo.— Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

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Israeli Cabinet approves Jewish ‘homeland’ legislation

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday approved legislation defining Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people — a measure critics decried as racist and a threat to democracy.

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis is cheered by faithful at the end of the Canonization mass for Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi and Ludovico da Casoria, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Pontiff has canoni…

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis greets prelates at the end of the Canonization mass for Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi, Ludovico Da Casoria, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Pontiff has canonized six ne…

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis is cheered by faithful at the end of the Canonization mass for Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi, Ludovico Da Casoria, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Pontiff has canonized…

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

An Indian flag is waved near Pope Francis at the end of the Canonization mass for Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi and Ludovico da Casoria, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pope Francis has…

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians during ceremony

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians during ceremony

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. The pope said the new saints, four Italians from far-flung provinces and two Indians from the Syro-Malabar Church, one of 22 …

November 23, 2014 10:40 am Photos

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Indian faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday holding cardboard cutouts of sister Eufrasia Eluvathingal and priest Elias Chavara, who were canonized at the ceremony.

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Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

There are an increasing number of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions and toys.

November 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

A portrait of Moses parting the Red Sea by artist Leonard "Rusty" Medlock, on display at his home in DeSoto, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2014. A former prison inmate, he relearned his passion while incarcerated. He will be attending the upcoming National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, to be hel…

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Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

Artist Leonard "Rusty" Medlock at his home in DeSoto, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2014. A former prison inmate, he relearned his passion while incarcerated. He will be attending the upcoming National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, to be held on Nov. 14-15 in Dallas.(AP Photo/The Dallas Morning …

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Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

A protrait of Martin Luther King and President Obama by artist Leonard "Rusty" Medlock, at his home in DeSoto, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2014. A former prison inmate, he relearned his passion while incarcerated. He will be attending the upcoming National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, to be h…

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Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

Artist Leonard "Rusty" Medlock, with some of his artwork at his home in DeSoto, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2014. A former prison inmate, he relearned his passion while incarcerated. He will be attending the upcoming National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, to be held on Nov. 14-15 in Dallas.(AP…

November 21, 2014 2:14 pmLoading…
Art changed convicted felon's life

Art changed convicted felon's life

A portrait by artist Leonard "Rusty" Medlock, at his home in DeSoto, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2014. A former prison inmate, he relearned his passion while incarcerated. He will be attending the upcoming National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, to be held on Nov. 14-15 in Dallas. (AP Photo/The…

November 21, 2014 2:14 pmLoading…
Nacimiento

Nacimiento

The opening of El Nacimiento — elaborate 800-piece Nativity installation at the Tucson Museum of Art’s the historic Casa Cordova — is a fall tradition that you will find only in Tucson.  

November 20, 2014 7:00 am

Russia gets religion

Until last year, Sverdlov was a parish priest in Pavlovskoe, a Moscow suburb.

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