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The Supreme Court is seen on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's planning an aggressive legal strategy to try prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election, a matter that could find its way to the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 04, 2020 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to side with a Catholic social services agency in a dispute with Philadelphia over the agency’s refusal to work with same-sex couples as foster parents. The case is a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Catholic...
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November 04, 2020 - 2:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on religious freedom urged countries to repeal laws undermining the right of minorities to worship and hold beliefs, pointing as examples to China’s detention of Uighurs, 21 countries that criminalize apostasy, and sweeping surveillance of...
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The magnolia flower centered banner chosen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 by the Mississippi State Flag Commission flies outside the Old State Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. The nine member committee voted to recommend a design with the state flower, now known as the "In God We Trust," flag. That design will go on the November ballot for voters consideration and if approved, it will become the new state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 04, 2020 - 12:19 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will fly a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” with voters approving the design Tuesday. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. The magnolia flag...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, June 28, 2019, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. From Moscow, the U.S. election looks like a contest between "who dislikes Russia most," according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Russian President Vladimir Putin is frustrated with President Donald Trump's failure to deliver on his promise to fix ties between the countries. But Democratic challenger Joe Biden does not offer the Kremlin much hope either. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 03, 2020 - 11:04 am
For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects of presidential...
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Iran’s supreme leader mocked America’s presidential election in a televised address. In his remarks Tuesday, Khamenei quoted President Donald Trump’s own baseless claims about voter fraud to criticize the vote as Tehran marked the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
November 03, 2020 - 4:02 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader mocked America's presidential election Tuesday in a televised address, quoting President Donald Trump's own baseless claims about voter fraud to criticize the vote as Tehran marked the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated a...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a drive-in get out the vote rally in the parking lot of the UFCW local 1776, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Pittson, Pa. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
November 02, 2020 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9 p.m. Sen. Kamala Harris is delivering an urgent message for people to vote to repair the nation’s divides and protect its democracy on an election eve rally in battleground Pennsylvania. Harris told the crowd that...
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Young people take part in a massive protest against the conservative government on the eighth straight day of angry demonstrations that were triggered by a recent tightening of the abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 02, 2020 - 7:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister appealed Monday for talks with the leaders of massive protests that were triggered by the tightening last month of the nation's strict abortion law and are continuing despite a resurgence of COVID-19. Just hours before nationwide street blockaders and...
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Protective masks are burned by supporters of Brazilian President Bolsonaro during a rally in favor of Bolsonaro's position that no one will be forced to use them and eventually get a coronavirus vaccine, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. Brazil has confirmed more than 159,000 deaths from the virus, the second highest in the world, behind only the U.S. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
November 01, 2020 - 4:50 pm
SAO PAULO — Protesters have gathered in Brazil’s two biggest cities to demonstrate against any mandate for the taking of a coronavirus vaccine, supporting a rejection campaign encouraged by President Jair Bolsonaro in opposition to the advice of most health professionals. A small group of people...
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FILE - In this Oct.30, 2020 file photo, supporters of religious group burn a representation of a French flag during a rally against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Lahore, Pakistan. A spotlight of suspicion encircled Muslims again even before the latest acts of extremist violence, including two beheadings. French President Emmanuel Macron has forged ahead with a plan to rid Islam in France of extremists, part a project he labels "separatism," a term that makes some Muslims wince. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
November 01, 2020 - 5:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The pressure rises with each gruesome attack. After three in five weeks, France’s Muslims are feeling squeezed. A spotlight of suspicion was trained on them again even before the latest acts of extremist violence, including two beheadings. President Emmanuel Macron has forged ahead...
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Police officers and rescue workers block the access to the scene after a Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday Oct.31, 2020 while he was closing his church in the city of Lyon, central France. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit in the abdomen, a police official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
October 31, 2020 - 2:34 pm
LYON, France (AP) — A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, authorities said. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries...
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