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  • In this Feb. 8, 2014 photo, a weathered statue of the Virgin Mary stands in the yard of Our Lady of Fatima center during a religious gathering organized by the center in the village of Bois-Neuf, Haiti.  The 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced 1.5 million others was on the minds of many pilgrims, and cited as a chief reason to have faith in God. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Catholic Church tossed 800 Irish orphans into septic tank grave

    By Jennifer Pompi - The Washington Times

    The Catholic Church in Ireland has come under fire after a researcher discovered a mass grave filled with the bodies of 796 babies near a former orphanage and home for unwed mothers. Published June 3, 2014

  • A workman clears snow from the plaza at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014, as visitors line up to hear arguments. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region, prompting area schools and the federal government to close for the wintry weather.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Supreme Court won't hear German family's home-school case

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    To the disappointment of many home-schooling supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not consider the case of a German family seeking asylum in the U.S. because they cannot teach their children at home in Germany. Published March 3, 2014

  • Candy and flowers: Romance alive and well among young couples

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    Don't let the naysayers wilt the Valentine's Day flowers: Most young men and women in long-term relationships say they are very satisfied — and very much in love — with each other. Published February 10, 2014

  • Alzheimer's: Reagan's long goodbye

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    While other famous people had succumbed to the irreversible, progressive neurological disease — including such figures as actress Rita Hayworth, writer E.B. White and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson — the Reagans' admission took the prominence and public awareness of Alzheimer's to a new level. Published February 3, 2011

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    • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ponders a question from  reporters during an impromptu visit to The Associated Press office at the Statehouse, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Brownback called on wind-energy advocates and opponents of a renewable-energy rule to compromise on the policy's future. (AP Photo/Credit withheld)

      Brownback urges compromise on Kansas energy rule

      By Associated Press

      Gov. Sam Brownback called Wednesday for a compromise between wind-power advocates and opponents of a renewable-energy law for Kansas utilities to settle the rule's future, but his office later said he wasn't proposing to phase out the policy. Published July 24, 2014

    • Complaint ends teacher prayer in Indiana district

      By Associated Press

      A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they will no longer be allowed lead prayers during school-sponsored events. Published July 23, 2014

    • Bob Eschliman speaks during a news conference Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Newton, Iowa. Eschliman, the former editor of the Newton Daily News, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs. He was fired May 6, a week after he wrote on a personal blog that gay organizations wanted to reword the Bible "to make their sinful nature 'right with God.' "(AP Photo/David Pitt)

      Fired Iowa editor claims religious discrimination

      By Associated Press

      The former editor of the Newton Daily News filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs on his personal blog. Published July 23, 2014

    • Rejected atheist booth in city hall draws lawsuit

      By Associated Press

      The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two other groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction against a Michigan city's ban on an atheist booth in a municipal building. Published July 23, 2014

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      By Associated Press

      Arizona execution scrutinized after murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber Published July 23, 2014

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