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Police seek suspect, probe suspected hate crimes after two synagogues vandalized

Police seek suspect, probe suspected hate crimes after two synagogues vandalized

TORONTO — Toronto police say they're investigating a pair of suspected hate-motivated offences after two city synagogues were damaged early Sunday morning.
Bulgaria's Orthodox Church elects a new patriarch with pro-Russian views

Bulgaria's Orthodox Church elects a new patriarch with pro-Russian views

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church on Sunday elected Daniil, a 52-year-old metropolitan considered to be pro-Russian, as its new leader in a vote that reflected the divisions in the church and wider society since Russia invaded Ukraine

How will Louisiana's new Ten Commandments classroom requirement be funded and enforced?

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even as a legal challenge is already underway over a new Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms, the details of how the mandate will be implemented and enforced remain murky.
Female suicide bombers kill at least 18 in coordinated attack in Nigeria, authorities say

Female suicide bombers kill at least 18 in coordinated attack in Nigeria, authorities say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Female suicide bombers targeted a wedding, a funeral and a hospital in coordinated attacks in northern Nigeria that killed at least 18 people, local authorities said Sunday.
UNESCO finds Islamic State group-era bombs in Mosul mosque walls, years after the defeat of IS

UNESCO finds Islamic State group-era bombs in Mosul mosque walls, years after the defeat of IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N.
The UN starts to move tons of aid from US-built pier after security fears suspended work there

The UN starts to move tons of aid from US-built pier after security fears suspended work there

JERUSALEM (AP) — Humanitarian workers have started moving tons of aid that piled up at a U.S.
Ten Commandments. Multiple variations. Why the Louisiana law raises preferential treatment concerns

Ten Commandments. Multiple variations. Why the Louisiana law raises preferential treatment concerns

Christians and Jews believe in the Ten Commandments — just not necessarily the version that will hang in every public school and state-funded college classroom in Louisiana.
Dagestani Jews look to rebuild after extremist attacks in the restive region of southern Russia

Dagestani Jews look to rebuild after extremist attacks in the restive region of southern Russia

Jews in the predominantly Muslim region of Dagestan in southern Russia say they are determined to regroup and rebuild following a deadly attack by Islamic militants on Christian and Jewish houses of worship in two cities last weekend.
What to know about Oklahoma's top education official ordering Bible instruction in schools

What to know about Oklahoma's top education official ordering Bible instruction in schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's top education official outraged civil rights groups and others when he ordered public schools to immediately begin incorporating the Bible into lesson plans for students in grades 5 through 12.
Pope's top adviser, women who say they were abused by ex-Jesuit artist ask for mosaics to be removed

Pope's top adviser, women who say they were abused by ex-Jesuit artist ask for mosaics to be removed

ROME (AP) — The scandal over a famous ex-Jesuit artist who is accused of psychologically, spiritually and sexually abusing adult women came to a head Friday after some of his alleged victims and the pope’s own anti-abuse adviser asked for his artwork