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  • Obama delivers passionate race lecture at eulogy

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America’s racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor, slain along with eight other …


  • On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of …


  • Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber …


  • 6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week, marking a breakthrough in …


  • Judge: Jailed Amish cannot attend Ohio wedding

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Defendants convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish lost a bid Wednesday to leave jail to attend a family wedding after prosecutors argued they might …


  • NYC, rabbis clash over circumcision ritual

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual. Three rabbis and three Jewish groups …


  • Bond at risk for Ohio Amish hate-crime defendants

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nine of 16 Amish convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have remained free, but the government asked Friday to have them locked …


  • Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio beard-cuttings

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen men and women who rejected lenient plea deals are facing lengthy prison terms for their convictions in the hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in …


  • Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious …


  • Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


  • Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in his native Egypt for making the …


  • US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and …


  • Detective: Amish man admitted beard, hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A detective who investigated Amish beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio says a suspect admitted involvement and said he would have cut more beards if he had …


  • Sheriff describes Ohio Amish beard-cutting scene

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff in a county with one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements testified Wednesday that residents were upset and screaming after a community leader had his …


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