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Nancy Pelosi visits Auschwitz before 75th anniversary of its liberation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation paid a visit Tuesday to the site of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau ahead of the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet troops.


p>At the memorial site in southern Poland, Pelosi laid wreaths …

Veterans group's criticism over Bible in Space Force ceremony sparks outrage

A veterans group that opposes religious displays in public areas has sparked outrage over its criticism of the use of a Bible in a blessing ceremony for the newly created U.S. Space Force at the Washington National Cathedral.


p>The Military Religious Freedom Foundation objected to a ceremony this month at …

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.


p>The impact, child nutrition advocates said, will be less fruit and vegetables and more foods like pizza and …

Missouri seventh grader says 'Virginity Rocks' sweater almost got him suspended

A seventh grade boy who wore a “Virginity Rocks” sweatshirt to school in Wentzville, Missouri, was forced to remove the shirt and threatened with suspension if he wore it again, his parents said Wednesday.


p>Londyn Piglowski, 13, told KMOV News that his social studies teacher pulled him out …

Joe Kennedy, football coach fired for praying, gets handshake from Trump at White House

Coach Joe Kennedy — whose contract with a Washington high school was not renewed after repeated instances praying at midfield — got a handshake from President Trump during an event upholding constitutional rights for public prayer at the White House on Thursday.


p>After delivering opening remarks, Mr. Trump asked to …

Alex Azar, HHS secretary, says 'no international right to abortion'

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke to representatives from more than 30 nations Thursday morning in Washington, promoting a “positive vision for women’s health” that, he added, doesn’t include abortions.


p>”I stated this fact at the United Nations this past September, and I’ll repeat it here,” he said, …

Donald Trump to issue new rule ensuring prayer in schools is protected

President Trump is issuing updated rules on Thursday to ensure that public school students are allowed to engage in constitutionally protected prayer.


p>Taking the action on National Religious Freedom Day, Mr. Trump will hold an Oval Office event to announce updates to federal guidance on school prayer. White House officials …

White House memo aims to protect faith-based groups from bias in grants

The White House has issued a memo directing federal agencies to detail how they will comply with President Trump’s executive order to prevent discrimination against faith-based organizations in distributing federal grants.


p>Acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought issued the memo aimed at holding accountable not only federal …

Pope Francis names 1st woman manager in Vatican Secretariat of State

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State.


p>Francis on Wednesday named Francesca Di Giovanni, a 27-year veteran of the Vatican, as undersecretary for multilateral affairs. In …