Religion and politics

President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2020 - 5:41 am
Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her confirmation hearings begin Monday at the Senate Judiciary Committee to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice...
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Members of the Orthodox Jewish community speak with NYPD officers, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods that stand to be affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 09, 2020 - 4:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A federal judge has refused to block New York’s plan to temporarily limit the size of religious gatherings in COVID-19 hot spots. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto issued the ruling Friday after an emergency hearing in a lawsuit brought by rabbis and synagogues who said the...
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October 09, 2020 - 4:30 am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, the gerrymander goes all the way back to the first congressional elections, when then-Gov. Patrick Henry drew up a district to try to keep James Madison, father of the Constitution that Henry opposed, out of the House of Representatives. Madison, though,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Kenosha, Wis. Wisconsin health officials and Gov. Evers announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, that they've opened a field hospital at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. Wisconsin has become a hot spot for the disease over the last month, ranking third nationwide this week in daily new cases per capita. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
October 07, 2020 - 12:03 pm
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s governor has announced a field hospital at the state fairgrounds will open within the next week as a surge in coronavirus cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. According to the state Department of Health Services, only 16% of the state’s 11,452 hospital beds are...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, Serbian Orthodox bishop Amfilohije prepares to vote in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Cetinje, some 30 km south of Podgorica, Montenegro. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state's pro-Western government, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
October 07, 2020 - 2:20 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state’s pro-Western government, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, the church said Wednesday. It said Bishop Amfilohije, 82, was...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, as the justices continue arguments in a new term without their colleague, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 06, 2020 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that has been friendly to religious interests took up a case Tuesday involving Muslim men who claim their religious rights were violated when they were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants. The justices, in...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to members of the media at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, as he leaves Washington for Utah ahead of the vice presidential debate schedule for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 05, 2020 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump ill with COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence took the lead role in campaigning Monday, starting a swing through key states to bolster the president's chance for reelection. Trump left Walter Reed Military Medical Center and returned to the White House...
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President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 04, 2020 - 9:19 pm
Some of the issues either already on the Supreme Court's docket when it begins its new session or likely to be before the justices soon: HEALTH CARE A week after the presidential election, the court will hear arguments in a bid by the Trump administration and Republican-led states to overturn the...
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Basma Mostafa, a journalist for al-Manassa news website poses for a photo at a friend's apartment, in Cairo, Egypt, July 11, 2020. Egyptian authorities detained Mostafa after she traveled to the southern city of Luxor on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, to cover the alleged killing of a man during a police raid last week, her employer and family said Sunday. Rights lawyer Karim Abdel-Rady, who is also her husband, said his wife, the 30-year-old mother of two, appeared Sunday at the headquarters of Egypt's state security prosecution in the capital, Cairo. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 04, 2020 - 1:44 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a local journalist after she traveled to the southern city of Luxor to cover the alleged killing of a man during a police raid last week, her employer and family said Sunday. Basma Mostafa arrived in Luxor on Saturday morning, according to the al-Manassa...
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Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer delivered from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 04, 2020 - 7:48 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs. Francis on Sunday laid out his vision for a post-COVID...
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