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Iran tightens grip on internet freedom

More than two years after a weeklong total shutdown of the internet in Iran, Iran's parliament, known as the Majlis, has now said that it will send the Protection Bill, known in Persian as the Tar...

German evangelists go on trial over Spain metro stampede

Seven German men accused of provoking a stampede in Valencia, Spain in 2018 went on trial Monday. They face charges of public disorder and causing injuries to several people. Prosecutors are seeking ...

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that...

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that...

Priest testifies in trial of fired unwed Missouri teacher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Catholic priest says "fornication" not pregnancy was the problem in the case of a teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, beca...

Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of reb...

Utah law against sex outside marriage could be repealed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be headed toward repeal. The state Legislature voted Wednesday...

Massachusetts 1st to repeal long-dormant ban on abortion

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts on Friday became the first state since President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to abolish from its books an abortion ban that predates th...

Photos surface of wild 'human zoo' party held by Unregulated Masses in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the gruesome murder of a woman by her archery teacher at the Huashan Grassland (華山大草原), increased scrutiny placed on the organizers of the artist village in which the cri...

Latest JFK files say no evidence found of CIA link to Oswald

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded." ...