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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother’s skull and caressed it.

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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnian woman Denisa Hegic reacts as she enters at the Sejkovaca identification center, near the Bosnian town of Sanski Most, 260 kilometers (162 miles) northwest of Sarajevo ,on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Denisa Hegic was eight when Serb soldiers stormed her house and killed her entire fami…

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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Bosnian Denisa Hegic hugs her husband as she enters the Sejkovaca Identification Center, 162 miles northwest of Sarajevo. Hegic was 8 when Serb soldiers stormed her house and killed her family at the beginning of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. 

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'Science Guy' says he underestimated debate's impact

'Science Guy' says he underestimated debate's impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

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Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

File - In this Dec. 13, 2013 file photo, the Western Wall, right, and the gilded Dome of the Rock, among the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow. Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, firing tear gas to disperse a protest …

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Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, a group of people hold signs protesting the New York Police Department’s program of infiltrating and informing on Muslim communities during a rally near police headquarters in New York. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed it disbanded the …

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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

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Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

A palm frond is folded into a cross before at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Tucson.

April 13, 2014 7:30 am
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

A palm frond folded into a cross — a sign that Easter is on the way.

April 07, 2014 10:52 am

Buddhist mindset on death is subject of center’s course

The Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona is offering a series of classes on “A Buddhist Perspective on Death” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 10 through May 22 at 1701 E. Miles St.

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Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Ever wonder why Arizona’s Republican legislators pass religiously based bills such as SB 1062?

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

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Congressional delegation weighs in on Arizona's controversial bill

We asked Arizona’s congressional delegation, and candidates for Congress, for their thoughts on SB 1062, the Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to refuse service to people based on religious beliefs. The legislation passed the state House and Senate, and is awaiting a decision f…

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Hundreds in Tucson protest religious rights bill targeting gays

Hundreds in Tucson protest religious rights bill targeting gays

In response to the passage of SB 1062, a bill that shields individuals and businesses from lawsuits based on discrimination toward gay people and possibly others, a local LGBT group organized on Friday a march to Gov. Jan Brewer's local office in the state office building.

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Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

Response to religion-gays bill by Rocco's in Tucson goes viral

In response to the current effort to let business owners in the state refuse service to gays based on "sincerely held" religious beliefs, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria, 2707 E. Broadway, posted a photo on its Facebook page saying it reserved the right to do so against Arizona lawmakers.

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Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

PHOENIX — State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners' "sincerely held" religious beliefs.

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Upcoming faith-related events

New health-care law focus of meeting today

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Big Jim: I'itoi and Baboquivari

Big Jim: I'itoi and Baboquivari

The Tohono O'odham believe I'itoi, the creator, lives in a cave on the flanks of Baboquivari Peak.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

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