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Donald Trump, Melania Trump attend church services on second Sunday of Lent

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended church services Sunday in Washington, on the second Sunday of Lent.


p>The Trumps took a short motorcade ride to St. John’s Episcopal church, located across Lafayette Park from the White House, where they were greeted by the Rev. Bruce McPherson, interim rector …

Amy Klobuchar calls on Donald Trump to defend Muslims after mosque attack

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Sunday that President Trump should be defending Muslims publicly after the white nationalist terror attack last week that killed roughly 50 people at two mosques.

“At the very least, he is dividing people,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CNN of the president.


p>Ms. Klobuchar’s comments …

Milo Yiannopoulos denied Australian visa after calling Islam 'barbaric, alien' religion

Milo Yiannopoulos was declared persona non grata Saturday by Australia’s top immigration official as a result of the right-wing provocateur’s response to the recent massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.


p>David Coleman, the Australian minister for immigration, said in a statement that Mr. Yiannopoulos “will not be allowed …

Donald Trump Jr. defends Chelsea Clinton following confrontation at vigil for New Zealand victims

Donald Trump Jr. defended Chelsea Clinton on Saturday after the former first daughter was confronted at a vigil for victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre.


p>”It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism,” the president’s oldest son said on Twitter. …

Covington Catholic teen Nicholas Sandmann sues CNN over 'false, vicious attacks'

CNN was hit Tuesday with a $275 million lawsuit for allegedly “bullying” Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, the second defamation complaint brought against major media outlets for their coverage of the January incident at the Lincoln Memorial.


p>Attorneys L. Lin Wood of Atlanta and Todd V. McMurtry of Kentucky filed …

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to 6 years for sexually abusing choirboys

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – An Australian judge has sentenced the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago.


p>Victoria state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd on Wednesday ordered Cardinal George …

Brooklyn Diocese demands apology from SNL after joke comparing Catholic Church to R. Kelly

The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn called out “Saturday Night Live” and NBC after a comedian on the sketch comedy show compared supporting the Catholic Church to being a fan of R. Kelly, an R&B artist accused of multiple counts sexual abuse.


p>In a statement on Monday, the church complained that …

Bill letting faith-based entities decline adoptions advances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee House panel has advanced a bill that would allow faith-based orphanages and child-placement organizations to decline adoptions or foster care based on religious beliefs, including opposition to LGBT parents.


p>The House Children & Families Subcommittee cast a favorable voice vote Tuesday on Republican Rep. …

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college cheating scam

A high school senior who weighs only 145 pounds is accepted into an NCAA Division 1 football program — as a long snapper, a position that would pit him against players twice his weight.


p>A daughter of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli appears on a …