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Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslims gather in Tucson to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. 

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France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

PARIS (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.

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Islamic State unleashes radical vision on Mosul

Islamic State unleashes radical vision on Mosul

BAGHDAD — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans l…

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

The tilting al-Hadba minaret in Mosul, Iraq. City residents recently resisted an Islamic State attempt to level the centuries-old landmark, but they fear the group will try again. 

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US: Religious beliefs displace millions

US: Religious beliefs displace millions

WASHINGTON — Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

In this photo taken July 16, 2014, a church member of Zengshan Village Christian Church stands near rocks piled up in front of the gate to prevent government workers from moving in equipment to demolish the cross, in Zengshan village, Pingyang county of Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang pr…

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

In this photo taken July 16, 2014, church members pray in a private room in Jiu'en Tang, a Christian church, in the Shuitou township in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across Zhejiang province, which hugs China’s rocky southeastern coast, authorities have toppled, or threatened…

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

In this photo taken July 16, 2014, a man stands near the razed remains of a Catholic church in a village in Pingyang county of Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across Zhejiang province, which hugs China’s rocky southeastern coast, authorities have toppled, or threatened to toppl…

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Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension

Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.

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Obama can't plunge US into sectarian civil war

Obama can't plunge US into sectarian civil war

We would be on one side with no end in sight.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Try some light, family-friendly defiance.

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‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

Saving Sudanese orphans main focus of his life now

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Jehovah's Witnesses gather for worry-free convention

About 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will check anxiety at the door this weekend for the religious group’s annual convention.

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Prayer a staple at local government meetings

Prayer has been a staple at City Council and Board of Supervisor meetings for decades in Tucson.

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Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

A palm frond is folded into a cross before at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Tucson.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

A palm frond folded into a cross — a sign that Easter is on the way.

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Buddhist mindset on death is subject of center’s course

The Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona is offering a series of classes on “A Buddhist Perspective on Death” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 10 through May 22 at 1701 E. Miles St.

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Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Ever wonder why Arizona’s Republican legislators pass religiously based bills such as SB 1062?

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