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State lotteries increasingly cede control to huge firms

In Colorado, companies provide the software and computer systems that help run games

On Greecr’s Santorini, 13 cloistered nuns pray for the world

THIRA, Greece – Cruise-ship tourists crowding souvenir shops and couples chasing the perfect Instagram sunset throng the alleyway outside the Monastery of St. Catherine, steps from Santorini...

Christians strip down at a South Texas nudist community

Outside the small Texas town of Elsa, a sheet metal fence too tall to see over surrounds a few acres of prime Rio Grande Valley land. In front of the compound’s drab, gray gate, bright orang...

What’s behind the enduring popularity of crystals?

As New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends ribbon cuttings, marches in parades and bulldozes dirt bikes, he wears an energy stone bracelet that his supporters gave him. In a recent interview,...

Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access

Gov. Polis of Colorado among participants in virtual meeting

Anti-Roe justices a part of Catholicism’s conservative wing

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade at a time when it has an unprecedented Catholic supermajority. That’s not a coincidence. Nor is it the whole story. The justices who voted to overtur...

Update: Six die, 30 wounded in shooting at July 4 parade

Man named as a person of interest in the shooting taken into police custody

A roof over their head: Churches use tiny homes for homeless

Churches across the U.S. are tackling the big question of how to address homelessness in their communities with a small solution: tiny homes. On vacant plots near their parking lots and ste...

Some U.S. clinics stop doing abortions as ruling takes hold

Abortion bans that were put on the books in some states in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned started automatically going into effect Friday, while clinics elsewhere – including Alabama, T...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

A withering report about sexual abuse and cover-up in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. A viral video in which a woman confronts her pastor at ...

Shootings expose divisions on gun issue in faith communities

After a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, several pastors around the country challenged their conservative counterparts with thi...
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