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$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

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Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

A four-minute video shows the “temple garments” worn by church members up close.

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Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints’ devotion to God.

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

People look for their loved ones in front of al-Khairat Mosque after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers after midday prayers as they were leaving the mosque, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants un…

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite communit…

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, left, meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Rouhani said Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group and will continue to provide B…

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.

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Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

People in wheelchairs gather at Lincoln Center as they protest “Death of Klinghoffer” Monday in New York. American composer John Adams’ opera has been a lightning rod since February. Some critics say the opera glorifies terrorism.

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Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

NEW YORK — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Pal…

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Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

FILE -- In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide…

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Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site “by any means.”

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Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is helped by his personal secretary Monsignor Georg Gaenswein as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican to attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, celebrated by Pope Francis, Su…

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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, greets Pope Francis prior to the start of the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI and a mass for the closing of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

A nun carries a relic of late Pontiff Paul VI during the beatification ceremony and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Prelates wait for the start of the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis: God 'not afraid of new things'

Pope Francis: God 'not afraid of new things'

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Prelates wait for the start of the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI in front of St. Peter’s statue. A Mass marked the close of the two-week synod on family issues at St. Peter’s Square, also attended by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

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My Favorite Place: El Tiradito

My Favorite Place: El Tiradito

A magical space in one of Tucson's oldest neighborhoods.

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Are beards a security risk in prison?

You give a prisoner an inch of beard, he'll take a mile.

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