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Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.

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Pledge in Michigan: Advocate for the earth and the poor

"We will insist that our elected and appointed officials act on behalf of us, our common home and the poor."

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Pope to Congress: Politics cannot be a slave to finance

He is the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress.

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Pope Francis at White House: Fight climate change, aid immigrants

Speaking from a White House porch to a huge, ecstatic, cheering crowd, Francis did not mince words in his rebuke of climate change deniers.

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Support pours in for teen suspended over clock

Obama called Ahmed's clock "cool" and said more kids should be inspired like him to enjoy science, because "it's what makes America great."

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Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Nine dead after hate crime in historic S.C. black church

The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.

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Memorial for 3 Muslim students calls for end to hate, ignorance

There were calls for unity to end hate and bigotry in all forms for the three slain Muslim students slain in Chapel Hill, N.C. last week.

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