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January 22, 2018 - 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Donald Trump's nomination of the conservative Republican governor to serve as U...
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Turkish army tanks enter Afrin, an enclave in northern Syria controlled by U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters, in Hassa, Hatay, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will "not take a step back" from its military operation on Afrin. Speaking in Ankara on Monday_the third day of the operation— Erdogan said Turkey's "fundamental goal" is ensuring national security, preserving Syria's territorial integrity and protecting the Syrian people.(AP Photo)
January 22, 2018 - 5:59 pm
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Pope Francis touches his forehead as he talks with journalists during his flight from Lima, Peru, to Rome, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 5:00 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he never intended. But he doubled down on defending a Chilean bishop accused by victims of covering up...
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Priest Modesto Nunez, of the Corazon de Jesus Catholic Church, speaks in front of his church's door that was damaged in an overnight firebomb attack in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Many Catholic churches and chapels have been burned before and after Pope Francis' visit. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 22, 2018 - 3:56 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities say that vandals have attacked another Roman Catholic church with firebombs in Chile. It is the latest in a string of attacks at religious buildings following a visit by Pope Francis to the South American country last week. Officials say that vandals threw seven...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating after banners with racist and anti-gay messages were erected outside a northwest Indiana church known for its progressive stands on racial and social justice issues. West Lafayette police said the banners were found Sunday attached to a fence...
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New England Patriots fans cheer during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game between the Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the...
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Fans celebrate outside Lincoln Financial Field after the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles' NFC championship game victory. The arrests came as thousands of fans took to the streets following the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. The Eagles advanced to...
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January 22, 2018 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have described the suspect in the June attack near London's Finsbury Park Mosque as a "ticking time bomb" who became convinced that all Muslims were extremists or rapists in pedophile gangs after watching a television show on child exploitation in north-central...
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CORRECTS IDENTITY OF MAN PICTURED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BANNER TO LUIS FIGARI - A protest banner that shows an image of Pope Francis, and Luis Figari, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae founder of the Peru-based Roman Catholic lay movement, with a message that reads in Spanish: "Francisco, here we do have proof", hangs from a building seen along Francis' motorcade, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. An investigation found that Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them "experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others. Figari's victims have criticized the Vatican for its years of inaction and for eventually sanctioning him with what they considered a "golden exile" — retirement in Italy at a retreat house. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 8:26 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is...
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