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Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.

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Sex abuse report in England prompts outrage, reflection

ROTHERHAM, England — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim? 

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.

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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. 

July 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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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

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

April 13, 2014 7:30 am
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

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

April 07, 2014 10:52 am

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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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

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Congressional delegation weighs in on Arizona's controversial bill

We asked Arizona’s congressional delegation, and candidates for Congress, for their thoughts on SB 1062, the Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to refuse service to people based on religious beliefs. The legislation passed the state House and Senate, and is awaiting a decision f…

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Hundreds in Tucson protest religious rights bill targeting gays

Hundreds in Tucson protest religious rights bill targeting gays

In response to the passage of SB 1062, a bill that shields individuals and businesses from lawsuits based on discrimination toward gay people and possibly others, a local LGBT group organized on Friday a march to Gov. Jan Brewer's local office in the state office building.

February 21, 2014 4:59 pm Photos

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Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

In response to the current effort to let business owners in the state refuse service to gays based on "sincerely held" religious beliefs, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria, 2707 E. Broadway, posted a photo on its Facebook page saying it reserved the right to do so against Arizona lawmakers.

February 21, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

PHOENIX — State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners' "sincerely held" religious beliefs.

February 19, 2014 4:02 pmLoading…

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