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11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

The 11-year protest by Shilts and others, which has already spanned the tenure of three popes, may be nearing an end.

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European women lured for sham marriages

European women lured for sham marriages

Each year, dozens of women from the poorer corners of eastern Europe are lured to the West for sham marriages.

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Obama strategy for fighting ISIS isn’t working

Obama strategy for fighting ISIS isn’t working

US must pressure Iraqi leadership to act more demonstrably in its own behalf.

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Liberals and conservatives now equal in numbers

Liberals and conservatives now equal in numbers

Democrats are increasingly embracing view that values welfare of others, new ideas.

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Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt.

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State attorneys want teacher sex lawsuit tossed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State attorneys are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed against a Utah school district in a teacher sex case.

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Charges: Thief hit Seattle grocery workers with nunchucks

SEATTLE — A Seattle woman has been charged with assault after two grocery store workers said she struck them with nunchucks while stealing a bottle of shampoo.

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this March 2, 2015 photo, residents walk past their house in a Roma settlement in Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. Each year, dozens of women from the poorer corners of eastern Europe are lured to travel to western Europe for sham marriages with men who pay large sums because they want to live…

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this March 2, 2015 photo, a Roma family stands outside their hut in a settlement near Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. Each year, dozens of women from the poorer corners of eastern Europe are lured to travel to western Europe for sham marriages with men who pay large sums because they want to …

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, a suspect is arrested after Greater Manchester Police officers alongside partner agency teams from Rochdale Council, the Home Office and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, raided a picture framing factory in Rochdale, Northern England, as part of investigations i…

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this March 2, 2015 photo, family members of Klara Balogova, a Slovakian Roma woman who was lured to travel to Britain for a sham marriage with a Pakistani man, are photographed in their home in a Roma settlement in eastern Slovakia. Social workers say several Roma women from the settlemen…

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this March 2, 2015 photo, a Roma man carries wood to his house in a gypsy settlement near Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. Each year, dozens of women from the poorer corners of eastern Europe are lured to travel to western Europe for sham marriages with men who pay large sums because they want…

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this March 2, 2015 photo, Klara Balogova is silhouetted against a window at a Roma settlement near Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. Balogova was 18, penniless and pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. Each year, dozens of women fro…

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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, a police officer looks on as interviews are conducted with factory workers after Greater Manchester Police officers alongside partner agency teams from Rochdale Council, the Home Office and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, raided a picture framing factory in Ro…

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European countries welcoming Big Brother

European countries welcoming Big Brother

They say U.S. has helped to morally legitimize mass surveillance since 9/11.

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Porn actors say proposed safety rules go too far

LOS ANGELES — A state proposal that would roll out strict safety standards for California porn productions to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases has drawn criticism from adult film workers who feel the regulations go too far.

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Nevada case is latest to test 'stand your ground' laws

RENO, Nev. — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

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Sacramento 11-year-old earns 3 college degrees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An 11-year-old Northern California boy has earned three community college degrees at a time when most children are just finishing elementary school.

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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

NEW YORK — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.

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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

NEW YORK — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.

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