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The anti-democratic thinker inspiring America's Conservative elites | Hugo Drochon

In his new book, the Catholic writer Patrick Deneen launches an attack on pluralism – and the Conservative establishment is cheeringSince the election of Trump, writers of all stripes have been lining up to pen liberalism’s epitaph.On the left, the pe

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Elena Ferrante: ‘God didn’t make a good impression on my teenage self’

I have no liking for the throne we have assigned ourselves by declaring that we are beloved children of God and lords of the universeWhen it comes to religion, I recognise myself in the three Marys, who, when they go to the grave and learn from an angel t

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The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush

The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials say around 2,500 people have walked past a casket holding former first lady Barbara Bush during a public viewing at a Houston church.

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Kent State student group hosts panel asking 'Is Christianity the white man's religion?'

"The problems of Christianity" and "white Jesus" were on the agenda during a controversial panel discussion at Ohio's Kent State University on Tuesday

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Selling or advertising gay conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California under a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly.

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Rapture prediction for April 23 just latest of kooky doomsday calls

The world will cease to exist on April 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles.

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Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group.

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Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot

A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas.

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Protester gets probation for hitting police horse with pole

A counter-protester accused of attacking a police horse at a demonstration against Shariah law in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to two years' probation.

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Nebraska doesn't extend Medicaid benefits to elderly nuns

A vow of poverty by more than 20 elderly nuns isn't enough to qualify for Medicaid in Nebraska.

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City panel OKs policy banning exchanges with Israeli police

A North Carolina city council voted Monday to prohibit its police department from engaging in international exchanges with agencies whose officers receive military-style training.

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New sex abuse charges filed against Alabama evangelist

Authorities say they've filed new charges against an Alabama youth evangelist accused of sexually abusing children.

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Bills to curtail LGBT rights are failing in US legislatures

In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discrimin

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AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom.

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Alleged cult leader faces arraignment on sex trafficking charges

Keith Raniere, the leader of a secretive group that detractors say is a cult that branded women and brainwashed them into becoming sex slaves, is set to be arraigned Friday on sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges.

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Muslim activist from Australia denied entry into US

A Muslim activist from Australia has been denied entry into the U.S., where she was scheduled to speak at a literary festival.

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Carter to Trump: shun military action, keep country at peace

Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.

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Carter: Trump should avoid nukes; nation must bridge divides

Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving in Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.

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Prominent Alabama evangelist arrested on child sex charges

An Alabama youth evangelist has been arrested on child sex charges.

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The Latest: More than 1,000 join MLK march in Atlanta

The Latest on a church service and march in Atlanta marking the 50th anniversary of the funeral of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (all times local): 11:20 a.m.

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New York pastor says his church not a 'gun-free zone'

An upstate New York church has a clear message for anyone thinking of doing its congregation harm: “We are NOT a ‘gun-free zone.’”

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Grant helps scholars mine church records for hidden history

The history of the Congregational Church is the history of Colonial New England.

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The Latest: Kansas lawmaker sees prayer, Bible as school fix

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on increasing school funding to meet a court mandate (all times local): 2:50 p.m.

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GOP lawmakers in Kansas move to break school funding impasse

Top Kansas Republican lawmakers moved Saturday to break their impasse over how much to increase spending on the state's public schools, feeling growing pressure to pass a plan that would satisfy a court mandate.

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Can Christian democracy save America from Trump? | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, tooSince Donald Trump’s election, the American left has asked itself tough questions about what it mus

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Diocese IDs priests, bishop, laypeople in abuse probe

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, has published a list of 34 priests and 17 lay people who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior.

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