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Supporters of Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan gathered in the sanctuary of a Detroit church Monday morning to urge national leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to grant Conyers full due process under the law. [Source]

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Egyptian presidential hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik apologized on Saturday to supporters who were arrested this week and called on authorities to resolve the situation.

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Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

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Supporters of Hungarian Jobbik opposition party protest over crackdown

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - About a thousand Hungarians protested on Friday against a crackdown on the main opposition party Jobbik which has been threatened by a record political campaign fine that the party leader describes as a "death sentence" for democracy.

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Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

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Supporters of Egypt presidential hopeful arrested, say security sources, family

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have arrested three supporters of presidential hopeful and former prime minister Ahmed Shafik, security sources and members of his party said on Wednesday.

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Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

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BRIEF-Churchill Downs announces pricing of $400 mln senior secured term loan B due 2024

* CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $400 MILLION SENIOR SECURED TERM LOAN B DUE 2024 AND $500 MILLION SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028

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Thousands of Saakashvili supporters stage protest against Ukraine president

KIEV (Reuters) - Several thousand people marched through central Kiev on Sunday to protest against the detention of Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili and call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko.

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Special election set for Conyers' seat

A special election to fill the seat vacated by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers will be held next year, with a primary August 7 and the general election November 6.

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Special election to replace Conyers to be held Nov. 2018: governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Friday the state would hold a special election on Nov. 6, 2018, to replace Representative John Conyers, the Democrat who resigned this week amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Pelosi says Democrats will not back short-term funding bill on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday her party would not support a short-term funding bill being brought up for a vote later in the day because it did not include any key Democratic priorities.

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Pelosi says Democrats won't back short-term funding bill in Thursday vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday her party would not support a short-term government funding bill being brought up for a vote later in the day because it did not include any key Democratic priorities.

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The President's decision on Jerusalem is the latest instance of honoring bumper-sticker vows to supporters

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John Conyers III involved in violent incident, may not want his dad's seat

John Conyers III -- who was endorsed by his father, former Rep. John Conyers, to fill his now-empty House seat -- was reportedly involved in an incident that resulted in his girlfriend sustaining a stab wound.

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John Conyers III Was Arrested in February, Accused of Stabbing His Girlfriend

John Conyers III, whose father endorsed him for a House seat election as the lawmaker resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, was arrested in February after his girlfriend suffered knife cuts during an argument.

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Senior lawmaker Conyers leaves U.S. Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations.

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Conyers resigned today. But he still doesn't get it.

Facing mounting claims of sexual harassment and increasing pressure from Democratic leaders, Michigan Rep. John Conyers announced that he is resigning the Detroit-area seat he's held since 1964.

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Conyers leaving Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations.

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Congressman Conyers retires after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his retirement on Tuesday, amid accusations of sexual harassment, and endorsed his son to take his place in Congress.

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Conyers endorses his son to replace him in Congress

Embattled Democratic Rep. John Conyers told a Detroit area radio show that he'll step down from his seat in Congress Tuesday and publicly endorsed his son to replace him once he leaves Capitol Hill.

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Representative Conyers will retire after harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers said he was retiring on Tuesday and that he would endorse his son to replace him after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

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U.S. congressman Conyers to retire after harassment accusations: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will announce on Tuesday he does not plan to run for re-election, U.S. media said following accusations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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Rep. Conyers to speak today amid calls to resign

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Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenes

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van on Tuesday, after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation sparked clashes with police in central Kiev.

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Congressman Conyers to retire after harassment accusations: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, will announce on Tuesday he does not plan to run for re-election, U.S. media said following accusations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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Congressman Conyers to announce he will not seek re-election: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday will announce he does not plan to run for re-election, U.S. media outlets reported following allegations of sexual harassment facing the Michigan Democrat.

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Conyers Won’t Seek Re-election in Wake of Harassment Claims, Relative Says

The country’s longest-serving congressman plans to announce his decision Tuesday, said his great-nephew, who plans to run for the seat.

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Announcement on Conyers promised Tuesday

Rep. John Conyers' attorney Arnold Reed -- who has been speaking for the Michigan Democrat amid allegations of sexual harassment -- will make an announcement Tuesday morning on a Detroit talk-radio show, according to a tweet by the lawyer.

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Conyers supporters vent frustration at Pelosi

Supporters of Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan gathered in the sanctuary of a Detroit church Monday morning to urge national leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to grant Conyers full due process under the law.

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Trump-Schumer-Pelosi meeting is back on

The on-again, off-again meeting between President Donald Trump and the top two congressional Democrats is back on, ahead of a Friday deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

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How Ireland Moved to the Left: ‘The Demise of the Church’

In recent years, the one-time bastion of Catholic conservatism has moved left on same-sex marriage and gay rights, and is poised to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion.

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California Resolute in Sanctuary Status as a Heated Case Ends

The acquittal of a Mexican man in the death of a California woman renewed calls for tougher border measures, but the state has so far held firm on protections for undocumented immigrants.

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Representative Conyers' future plans to be discussed in 'next day or so': attorney

DETROIT (Reuters) - The question of whether U.S. Representative John Conyers may resign in the face of sexual harassment allegations will be addressed in the "next day or so," an attorney for the congressman said on Friday.

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Conyers' future plans to be discussed in 'next day or so': attorney

DETROIT (Reuters) - The question of whether U.S. Representative John Conyers may resign in the face of sexual harassment allegations will be addressed in the "next day or so," an attorney for the congressman said on Friday.

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Lawmakers say panel investigating Conyers not known for speed

The House ethics committee launched last week an investigation into Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers after allegations surfaced from multiple women that he sexually harassed them.

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Sessions blames sanctuary city policy for Steinle death following verdict

Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned San Francisco's sanctuary city policy in the wake of a not-guilty verdict in Kate Steinle's death Thursday.

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

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Conyers defiant as Democratic leaders call on him to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Democratic congressman John Conyers on Thursday to resign in light of the sexual harassment allegations he faces, but Conyers' attorney said he was not thinking of stepping down.

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Conyers not quitting after Pelosi calls on him to resign: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, calling sexual harassment allegations against him serious and credible, but Conyers' attorney said he was not thinking of stepping down.

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Accuser: Conyers requested sexual favors

In an interview with NBC News, Marion Brown, a former staffer for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), detailed her accusations of sexual harassment against the congressman.

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Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

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Conyers hospitalized as top House Democrat calls for his resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, saying sexual harassment allegations against him were serious and credible, and that "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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Pelosi calls on Rep. John Conyers to resign

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Rep. John Conyers to resign following allegations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign After an Accuser Details Her Charges

One of Representative John Conyers Jr.’s accusers appeared on “Today” to explicitly detail her harassment accusations, prompting the Democratic leader to say he should go.

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Democrat Conyers, accused of sexual harassment, is hospitalized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative John Conyers, who is facing several sexual harassment allegations, has been hospitalized, an attorney for Conyers said on Thursday.

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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi says Conyers should resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Representative John Conyers should resign after sexual harassment allegations were brought against him, saying "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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U.S. congressman Conyers hospitalized: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative John Conyers, who is facing several sexual harassment allegations, has been hospitalized, an attorney for Conyers said on Thursday.

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Rep. John Conyers in hospital, aide says

Rep. John Conyers, who is under fire for accusations of sexual harassment, is in the hospital, an aide to Conyers confirmed to CNN.

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Congressman Conyers hospitalized for stress: local media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative John Conyers, who is facing several sexual harassment allegations, has been hospitalized for a condition related to stress, local media in Detroit, Michigan, reported on Thursday, citing a family spokesperson.

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Congressman Conyers faces mounting pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure to resign on Wednesday, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step aside if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Congressman Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Representative Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Conyers should resign if accusations are 'founded': No. 2 House Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday that Democratic representative John Conyers should resign if the sexual harassment allegations against him are found to be true.

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U.S. House Speaker Ryan says up to Conyers whether to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday commended Representative John Conyers for stepping down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, and said it was up to Conyers to decide if he should resign from the House.

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Former Conyers aide: 'Most of us' have seen him in his underwear

A former top communications aide to Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan offered a defense of his former boss amid Tuesday growing allegations of sexual harassment, saying it wasn't uncommon for staffers to accidentally see the congressman in his underwear.

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Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers' colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.

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Texas victim's family files first claim against U.S. Air Force over church massacre

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents of one of the victims killed in the Nov. 5 shooting rampage at a Texas church filed a claim on Tuesday against the U.S. Air Force in what appeared to be the first legal action in connection to the incident.

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Texas church shooting victim's family files first claim against U.S. Air Force

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents of one of the victims who died in the Nov. 5 shooting at a Texas church on Tuesday filed a claim against the U.S. Air Force.

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Speier slams Conyers' conduct

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) says that Rep. John Conyers' (D-MI) behavior toward women is unbecoming of a member of Congress and adds that his distinguished service record shouldn't matter when evaluating the sexual harassment accusations against him.

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Trump: Pelosi, Schumer are all talk

President Trump accuses Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of being "all talk" and "no action" following their decision not to attend a meeting with him.

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Some Black Caucus members in talks with Conyers, urging him to resign

Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, several Democratic sources told CNN on Tuesday.

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Conyers Scandal Highlights Divisions, Generational and Gender

Some House Democrats hope that the sexual harassment scandal that cost Representative John Conyers Jr. his Judiciary post could hasten other changes.

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Another ex-aide says Conyers harassed her

Another former aide to Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan is accusing him of sexual harassment.

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Pelosi says she believes Conyers accuser

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday she believes the story of Melanie Sloan, a former employee of Rep. John Conyers, just a day after she refused to criticize the Michigan Democrat amid sexual harassment accusations.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines church's challenge to Nebraska funeral picketing law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing near funerals after it was challenged by a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests.

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Analysis: Nancy Pelosi's catastrophically bad answer on John Conyers

When Nancy Pelosi sat down for an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday, she had to know that he was going to ask her about embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers. After all, allegations from a number of former female staffers that the veteran Democrat had sexually harassed them were all over the news.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

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Former aides defend Conyers after harassment allegations

Twelve former female staffers of Rep. John Conyers say he "never behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner" in front of them as the Michigan Democrat faces an ethics investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.

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Pelosi's shifting statements on Conyers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a strongly worded statement on the sexual harassment probe of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) hours after she praised Conyers as an icon for his distinguished service.

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Conyers steps aside but denies the allegations

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has stepped down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations by his former staffers. He denies the allegations.

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John Conyers Steps Aside From Judiciary Post Amid Sex Harassment Inquiry

The announcement by Mr. Conyers, a Democratic congressman from Michigan, came five days after the revelation that he had settled a complaint in 2015 by a former employee.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

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Pelosi: 'John Conyers is an icon'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to criticize Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat who has been accused of sexual harassment against former Capitol Hill staff.

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‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

The region has seen the biggest spike in ICE arrests during the Trump administration, and undocumented immigrants in the suburbs are trying to lie low.

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Conyers Doesn’t Plan to Resign Over Harassment Claims, Lawyer Says

Representative John Conyers Jr. believes that some people who want him to step down after sexual harassment accusations have long sought to push him out, his lawyer said.

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Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly.

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Lawyer says Rep. Conyers did not harass women, won't resign

An attorney for embattled Rep. John Conyers told CNN on Wednesday that the Michigan Democrat will not resign as he faces an investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against members of his staff.

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Sessions orders review of background check system, citing Texas church shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.

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Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as two fellow Democrats suggested he give up a prominent committee post.

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Why getting rid of Conyers won't be easy

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Dem calls for Conyers to step down from House panel

Rep. Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Wednesday that his colleague Rep. John Conyers of Michigan should leave his post as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee as he is the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation.

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The Day the Pastor Was Away and Evil Came Barging Into His Church

Frank Pomeroy, whose daughter was among those killed in Sutherland Springs, Tex., must help heal a torn community while trying to heal himself.

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Another woman had accused Conyers, court docs show

Another former staffer alleged that Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers sexually harassed her, according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in March 2017 and obtained by CNN.

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Rep. Speier: Conyers wasn't one of the lawmakers I said were harassers

Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier said that she knew of two sitting members of Congress who have "engaged in sexual harassment." But the California Democrat on Tuesday said that Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who is now facing allegations, was not one of the people she had referenced.

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Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Representative Conyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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What John Conyers' colleagues in Congress are saying

An explosive report rocked Capitol Hill late Monday and early Tuesday, with the allegation that Rep. John Conyers -- the longest-serving active member of the House of Representatives -- settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after he was accused of sexually harassing a staffer.

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Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges

The House Democratic leader called for harassment charges against the House’s most senior member, John Conyers Jr., to be subjected to an ethics inquiry.

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Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Rep. Conyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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U.S. Rep. Conyers denies harassment allegation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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Report: Conyers settled sex misconduct claim

According to documents obtained by BuzzFeed, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after allegedly sexually harassing an aid in his office.

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Two Texas Churches, Linked by Tragedy Amid the Pews

Baptist churches in the Texas towns of Daingerfield and Sutherland Springs have become sister congregations, linked by eerily similar attacks 37 years apart.

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Judge rules Trump's sanctuary city order unconstitutional

A federal judge has permanently blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities.

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Judge in California blocks Trump's order on sanctuary cities

(Reuters) - A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Judge Permanently Blocks Trump Sanctuary Cities Order

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

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Gary Oldman slays dragons to play Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gary Oldman has played Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35-year acting career, but he says taking on Britain's Winston Churchill was by far the most daunting.

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Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.

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Mugabe supporters: 'It's as if their father has died'

The capital may be where Zimbabwe's political drama is playing out, but beyond the city limits, communities of traditional Mugabe supporters are coming to terms with its implications.

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Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday.

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Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said.

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UPDATE 4-Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

* Odinga's convoy was trying to reach Nairobi business district

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Thousands mourn nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - About 3,000 people packed a funeral service on Wednesday to mourn a Texas family that suffered losses to three generations when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church on Nov. 5 and killed 26 people.

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U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday told 29 states, cities or counties it believes they are violating a law prohibiting them from limiting information sharing with U.S. immigration officials, and it asked them for details on their compliance.

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Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.

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Roy Moore and His Supporters Fire Back on Misconduct Accusations

Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, and his supporters are trying to discredit and play down the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Don’t Sanders Supporters Care About the Russia Investigation?

Discussing Trump’s ties to Putin could give us a chance to raise the issues that matter most to us: corruption and inequality.

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Tutus and Tool Belts: Church of England Urges Children to Explore Identity

In a “Valuing All God’s Children” directive, the church said students “should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision.”

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Pope Says No Phones in Church. Parishioners Keep Scrolling.

People texted in the pews during Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, despite Pope Francis’ declaration last week that phones were an “ugly” distraction.

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First look inside Texas church after shooting

A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims' voices. CNN's Kaylee Hartung describes the scene.

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A Week After Texas Church Shooting, a Sunday Service Offers Hope

After a gunman killed 26 at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., parishioners gathered to worship with their pastor, whose daughter was among the dead.

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Texas church holds first service since mass shooting

The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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Pakistani Cleric’s Supporters Block an Entrance to Islamabad

Protesters led by the firebrand Khadim Hussain Rizvi staged a sit-in to demand the resignation of the country’s law minister and strict adherence to blasphemy laws.

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Days After Church Shooting, Texas Town Begins to Bury Its Dead

As the funerals begin for the 26 victims of a shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., mourners remember the married couple Richard and Therese Rodriguez.

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Texas town holds first burials after church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week.

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Security firms teach churchgoers gun safety

Private companies like "Gatekeepers Security Services" train community members the art of self-defense and gun safety. CNN's Kaylee Hartung takes a closer look.

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Why the church shooting hasn't changed these rural Texans' minds

A mile down the road, a heavily armed killer had just crashed his car after committing the worst mass shooting in the state's history. Joel Robbins hopped in his car, where he keeps a loaded .38 revolver, and rushed to the scene.

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Texas church to weigh what happens to its house of worship

It was several terrifying minutes of hell in the house of God.

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Pastor may demolish Texas church where massacre took place

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The pastor of a rural Texas church sprayed with gunfire in a shooting rampage that killed 26 people is considering demolishing the building and putting a memorial in its place, a Southern Baptist Convention official said on Thursday.

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A Texas school is devastated by church shooting

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - It was heartbreaking for Jennifer Berrones to explain to her 7-year-old daughter Kaylee that her friend and classmate Emily was not coming back to school after Sunday's church massacre in rural Texas.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

The Lives Cut Short in a Texas Church

The 26 who died in the shooting at the First Baptist Church included long-married couples and several children.

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Texas church to hold service a week after tragedy

Twenty five members of its congregation are no more. Its worship hall is bullet-riddled and destroyed. But undeterred, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will host a service on Sunday, just seven days after a gunman stormed the building in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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Texas gunman not welcomed at church before shooting

Devin Kelley walked into a Texas church turning joyous prayers into screams of terror as he killed more than 20 people, including an unborn child.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Why the Tally of the Church Shooting’s Victims Included a Fetus

Whether an unborn baby is legally a separate victim of murder from its mother varies from state to state, and is tangled up in the debate over when life begins.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Surviving the Texas Church Shooting

At home recovering from a gunshot wound, Rosanne Solis talks about the church shooting that killed 26 people on Sunday morning in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

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Opinion: Can Air Force be held legally responsible for church killer getting his gun?

This week, Americans are coping with yet another mass slaughter of the innocent by a new but strangely familiar figure, a deranged and heavily armed gunman.

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Texas church gunman escaped mental facility in 2012 while facing court-martial

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The former U.S. serviceman who committed the deadliest mass shooting on record in Texas escaped from a mental hospital in 2012 as he faced court-martial on domestic violence charges for which he was later convicted, a police report revealed on Tuesday.

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Texas church gunman escaped mental facility in 2012: police report

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings escaped from a mental health facility in 2012, the same year he was convicted by a U.S. Air Force court-martial of domestic abuse, according to a police report.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Living, Loving and Dying in Church

A pastor at a church near Sutherland Springs says violence should never happen in sacred community spaces.

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Air Force error helped Texas church shooter buy guns

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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U.S. Air Force error allowed Texas church gunman to buy weapons

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Air Force didn't log Texas church gunman conviction in U.S. database

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Late night reacts to Texas church massacre

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and James Corden spoke about the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that resulted in at least 26 deaths.

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Family strife, threats preceded Texas church massacre by former U.S. airman

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A former U.S. serviceman who shot 26 worshipers to death during Sunday prayers in Texas was embroiled in a domestic dispute with his in-laws and had sent threatening text messages to his wife's mother before the massacre, officials said Monday.

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How to keep our churches safe

As the shooting in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church once again reveals, houses of worship have become soft targets for mass violence. As such, churches in America must now balance being open and accessible to the public, while maintaining safety and security for all their worshipers.

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Air Force failed to report domestic violence that might have stopped church shooter from buying a gun

How a man who was discharged from the US Air Force for assaulting his spouse and child was able to purchase the firearms he used to carry out the deadliest shooting rampage in Texas history is just one of many questions facing investigators as they continue to look for answers on Sunday's church massacre that left 26 people dead.

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Air Force error let Texas gunman buy weapons for church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The gunman who shot 26 worshipers to death and wounded 20 others at a Texas church was embroiled in a domestic dispute with his in-laws and had been sending threatening messages to his wife's mother before the massacre, officials said Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Church Massacre in Texas

Writers from across the political spectrum take on gun control and the effectiveness of prayer in the wake of the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

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Texas church shooter threatened mother-in-law before rampage: official

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his wife and child sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

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The church by the side of the road is changed forever

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Trump points to mental health after church shootings

President Donald Trump, asked about the deadly shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, labeled the incident a "mental health problem at the highest level," not a "guns situation."

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Domestic problems preceded Texas church rampage, authorities say

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his then-wife and child had sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

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The church: Video shows service a week before shooting

Footage posted to YouTube shows members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, worshipping on October 29, one week before a gunman opened fire on the church, killing 26 and wounding 20.

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The truth about church shootings

Bomb threats at more than 100 Jewish Community Centers. Dozens of mosques vandalized and attacked. Shootings at churches across the country, including on Sunday -- when a gunman shot and killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas, during the morning worship service.

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How Christians can respond to this latest church shooting

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Texas church gunman sent threatening texts to in-laws, officials say

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of killing 26 people including an 18-month-old child at a Texas church had sent threatening text messages to his in-laws who sometimes attended the house of worship before launching the latest U.S. mass shooting, officials said on Monday.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Witnesses Describe Shooting in Texas Church

Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, opened fire in a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 people. He was pursued by residents and found dead in his car.

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Texas gunman's in-laws sometimes attended church, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man thrown out of the U.S. Air Force for beating his wife and child shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church where his in-laws had sometimes worshipped before shooting himself, officials said on Monday, in the latest in a string of U.S. mass shootings.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Texas Gunman Led Troubled Life Before Church Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the United States Air Force, had been jailed for domestic abuse, kicked out of the military and charged with animal cruelty.

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Texas gunman attacked church where in-laws worshipped, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man thrown out of the U.S. Air Force for beating his wife and child shot killed 26 people in a rural Texas church where his in-laws worshipped before fatally shooting himself, officials said, in the latest in a string of U.S. mass shootings.

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Texas church massacre gunman killed self after chase, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force veteran who fatally shot at least 26 people in a rural Texas church during Sunday services took his own life after a shootout with residents, the local sheriff said Monday.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Texas Church Shooting

At least 26 people were killed during morning services at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs — 7 percent of the town’s population.

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Gunman kills 26 in rural Texas church during Sunday service

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services, adding the name of Sutherland Springs to the litany of American communities shattered by mass shootings.

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Gunman storms small-town Texas church, killing at least 26

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman with an assault rifle stormed a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 worshippers and wounding 20 others in a rampage to be notched into a litany of mass shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years.

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Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman dressed in black tactical gear massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States.

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Resident confronted church shooter and chased him

Were it not for a local resident who confronted the gunman, the deadliest shooting in Texas history could have claimed even more lives.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Texas Church Killings: What We Know

Twenty-six people were killed during morning services at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. This is what we know.

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Texas gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a church in southeast Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, authorities said.

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Gunman opens fire at Texas church, killing at least 20

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman entered a small church in southeast Texas and opened fire, killing at least 20 worshipers and wounding many others in the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, according to authorities and media reports.

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Senator Rand Paul thanks supporters after assault at Kentucky home

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul expressed gratitude to supporters on Sunday after police said he was assaulted at his Kentucky home on Friday afternoon by a neighbor and suffered minor injuries.

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Many reported dead after gunman opens fire at Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in many fatalities and injuries, a county commissioner told Reuters.

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Pelosi backs sexual harassment legislation to address accusations in Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday weighed in on the sexual harassment claims current and former female lawmakers are making against their male colleagues in Congress, saying she supports legislative action in Congress to address the issue.

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Multiple fatalities at church in Sutherland Springs

Multiple people have been killed and others injured in a shooting Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, authorities said. The shooter was killed after a brief chase north into neighboring Guadalupe County, according Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Robert Murphy. It is unclear if the shooter was killed by police or took his own life, Murphy said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Texas Church Shooting Leaves More Than 20 Dead, Official Says

Officials said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., and opened fire.

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Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, gunman dead: local media

(Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in "multiple" fatalities and injuries, local media reported, citing the county authorities.

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Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, sheriff tells local media

(Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in "multiple" fatalities and injuries, local media reported, citing the county sheriff.

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Multiple people shot at church in Sutherland Springs

The FBI and police are on scene of a church shooting in Texas. CNN's Kaylee Hartung reports.

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Pelosi: GOP trying to move tax plan in days

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tells CNN's Jake Tapper the Republican tax plan isn't all that it seems, expressing her frustration over a lack of collaboration between the two parties.

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Pelosi: Must 'exhaust' diplomatic options on North Korea

The US must attempt to resolve its hostilities with North Korea using every possible diplomatic avenue before considering military action, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Pelosi on impeaching Trump: Not somewhere we should go

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says if Democrats retake the House of Representatives in 2018, they should focus on unifying the country, not impeaching President Trump.

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Pelosi struggles to say nice thing about Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by late night host James Corden to say something nice about President Trump. It appeared difficult.

worldNews reuters.com

Kenya opposition supporters urged to boycott three companies

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition coalition has asked supporters to boycott three big companies it says benefit from ties to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won last week's repeat election after an opposition boycott.

Movies nytimes.com

Blood, Sweat, Toil and Tears: Playing Churchill on Screen

Gary Oldman is the latest in a very long line of actors to try to bring to life the man behind the cigar puffing and the jowls.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Church & Dwight Q3 earnings per share $0.52

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.47 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Church to relocate plaques of Lee and Washington

In response to violent protests over the fate of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year, a 244-year-old Episcopal church in Alexandria is planning to move a set of plaques honoring former parishioners Robert E. Lee and George Washington.

worldNews reuters.com

Copts call for action over church closures in southern Egypt

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Coptic Christians in the south of Egypt renewed calls on local authorities for an end to discrimination, after a number of churches have been closed down in recent weeks.

worldNews reuters.com

Egypt election in view, Sisi supporters fire up campaign for mandate

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six months before Egypt's election, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's supporters are petitioning for him to run, rallying around the former military commander whose popularity critics say has been dimmed by austerity reforms, security problems and a crackdown on dissidents.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. marine sanctuary oil drilling report sent to Trump, not public

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross sent a report to the White House on Wednesday containing recommendations on whether to change the boundaries of 11 marine sanctuaries to allow more oil and gas drilling, but the report was not made public.

Churches (Buildings) nytimes.com

In Catalonia, a Church Becomes a Place of Artistic Pilgrimage

The muralist Santi Moix has completely transformed the 1,100-year-old St. Victor — joining the list of contemporary artists remaking religious spaces.

Arts and Antiquities Looting nytimes.com

Monteroduni Journal: Hundreds of Italy’s Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

The country’s 60,000 churches are a treasure trove of masterpieces and artifacts. Protecting them from theft while keeping them open to the public is no easy task.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Greek church bells ring funeral toll over sex change law

ATHENS (Reuters) - Churches in a western Greek region will ring funeral bells every day until Saturday to protest a new law that makes it easier for people to change their legally recognized gender,...

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What Trump Supporters Hear About Health Care

There is a theme: A misconception about how insurance works.

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Pelosi: A president's words weigh a ton

In an interview with CNN's David Axelrod, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that the President's words raise serious concerns among US allies.

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Pelosi: Trump doesn't understand a president's words 'weigh a ton'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said some of President Donald Trump's more inflammatory remarks have not only "raised eyebrows," but have also raised concerns among US allies as to whether he's serious about the military action he has threatened.

domesticNews reuters.com

Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General Sessions

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Attorney General says four 'sanctuary cities' may be violating the law

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

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U.S. Justice Dept says sanctuary cities are violating the law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out five cities and counties on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

Immigrant Shielded From Deportation by Philadelphia Church Walks Free

The resolution of Javier Flores Garcia’s case is a small victory for the sanctuary movement, which offers potential deportees refuge in houses of worship.

Birth Control and Family Planning nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: On Contraception, It’s Church Over State

The Trump administration has enabled a radical fringe of the Republican Party to all but eliminate the right to employer-provided birth control.

worldNews reuters.com

Greece passes sex change law opposed by Orthodox Church

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek parliament passed a law on Tuesday to make it easier for people to change their legally recognized gender, a move that angered the Church but was welcomed as long-overdue by human rights groups.

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Supporters see brighter future alone

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets since last weekend's bitterly contested independence referendum to voice their support for a split from Spain.

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Opposition supporters rally across Russia, calling Putin to quit

MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Police detained more than a hundred opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of a presidential election in March.

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California governor signs 'sanctuary state' bill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bill to make California a sanctuary state, by preventing police from inquiring about immigration status and curtailing law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers, was signed into law by the governor on Thursday.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Hops meet halos: Brussels church launches own beer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels church that was nearly forced to close its doors for lack of parishioners has turned to the Belgian brewing tradition and launched a new beer in order to raise more...

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Pelosi to man who lost wife in Vegas shooting: 'We're never going to rest' until Congress acts

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday promised a man who lost his wife in the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this week that she would not rest until Congress acted on gun control.

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Pelosi talks gun violence with Vegas survivor

During a CNN Town Hall, Bob Patterson, who lost his wife in the Las Vegas massacre, asks House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi what she's going to do to help prevent mass murders.

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Jakarta Journal: In Indonesia, a Mosque and a Church Foster Friendship Amid Religious Tensions

Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.