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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Forensics inspect the scene where Moatez Higazi was shot on the roof of his house in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked sto…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clas…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

This photo made on Nov. 10, 2013 shows a hard-line Jewish activist Yehuda Glick walking in a street in Jerusalem. Late Wednesday, a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Glick outside a conference promoting Jewish access to the site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble San…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Relatives comfort each other after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Palestinian Moatez Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone t…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clash…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Cars are set on fire as Palestinians clash with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi, who was suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked …

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israeli border policemen arrest the brother and father, right, of Palestinian Moatez Higazi after he was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly spark…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

JERUSALEM — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem’s most sensitive religious site Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions after the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain c…

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Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely-kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.

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Pressure on Mexican president to solve case of missing

Pressure on Mexican president to solve case of missing

COCULA, Mexico — The clock ticks. A nation waits. More than a month after 43 student teachers went missing, a frantic search unfolds in the hills of western Mexico’s Guerrero state.

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking at a Houston church on Oct. 16, addressed a dispute that five pastors had with Houston city attorneys. The city was demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered relating to Houston’s equal-rights ordinance. 

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

HOUSTON — Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

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Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Ger…

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Worries spread after militants lure Denver girls

Worries spread after militants lure Denver girls

AURORA, Colo. — The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

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Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Somali-American Ahmed Odowaay, a community advocate and translator, prays at an office used by the Colorado Muslim Council in Aurora, Colo. Odowaay says being a Muslim teenager isn’t easy in America, and he worries that their frustrations “will lead them in the wrong direction.”

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Pope: Evolution is real, God is no wizard

Pope: Evolution is real, God is no wizard

Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the Vatican that there was no contradiction between beli…

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Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?

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Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Bad weather shows God is against same-sex nuptials, he says.

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