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He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Shalom Korai never knew his real name or his birthday. He was saved from the streets of a burning Warsaw neighborhood while he was a toddler during World War II, when the rest of his family was killed by Nazis in Poland.
The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National Republicans are poised to support “universal school choice” as part of the policy platform they adopt at next week’s convention in Milwaukee, a goal supporters see as the culmination of decades advocating for parents’ a
Jewish community takes food inspection agency to court over slaughter guidelines

Jewish community takes food inspection agency to court over slaughter guidelines

OTTAWA — A group of agencies that certify Kosher meat took the government to court Wednesday to ask for an injunction against Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines for the ritual slaughter of animals.
In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

READING, Pa. (AP) — Religion and politics frequently overlap in Reading, an old industrial city in one of the most pivotal swing states of this year’s presidential election. In Pennsylvania, there is early precedent for this kind of thing.
Supreme Court justice withdraws from Bill 21 challenge to avoid being a 'distraction'

Supreme Court justice withdraws from Bill 21 challenge to avoid being a 'distraction'

After concerns of bias raised by the Quebec government and others, a Supreme Court of Canada justice will not participate in deliberations about whether the high court will hear an appeal to the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
Vatican will prepare a document on the role of women in leadership in the Catholic Church

Vatican will prepare a document on the role of women in leadership in the Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that its doctrine office will prepare a document on women in leadership roles in the Catholic Church, a new initiative to respond to longstanding demands by women to have a greater say in the church’s life
Tehran police close Turkish Airlines office after its employees defy Iran's headscarf law

Tehran police close Turkish Airlines office after its employees defy Iran's headscarf law

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran shut down the Turkish Airlines office in the capital of Tehran, Iranian media reported Tuesday, after female employees there apparently refused to wear the mandatory headscarf, or hijab , in an act of defiance of th
The Camino, a Catholic pilgrimage, increasingly draws the spiritual but not religious

The Camino, a Catholic pilgrimage, increasingly draws the spiritual but not religious

(RNS) — In her early 30s, Rachael Sanborn found herself in a bad relationship and dreaming of an escape to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a pilgrimage her father had undertaken that had profoundly changed his life.
Spain’s church to compensate victims whose abusers have died. Victims say the plan lacks guarantees

Spain’s church to compensate victims whose abusers have died. Victims say the plan lacks guarantees

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Catholic bishops approved Tuesday a plan to compensate the victims of sexual abuse inside the Church whose alleged aggressors have died or whose possible crimes have been proscribed, an initiative the government and vi
Chief prosecutor defends Vatican's legal system after recent criticism of pope's absolute power

Chief prosecutor defends Vatican's legal system after recent criticism of pope's absolute power

ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s chief prosecutor has strongly defended the integrity and fairness of the city state’s justice system following criticism that Pope Francis' absolute power and his interventions in the so-called “trial of the century” last ye