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Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional.
Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional.
President Joe Biden 'appalled' by violence during pro-Palestinian protest at Los Angeles synagogue

President Joe Biden 'appalled' by violence during pro-Palestinian protest at Los Angeles synagogue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opponents of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza staged a protest that evolved into brawling and one arrest outside a Los Angeles synagogue over the weekend in violence condemned on Monday by President Joe Biden and the city's mayor, who
Police ask Texas prosecutors to treat attempted drowning of 3-year-old child as a hate crime

Police ask Texas prosecutors to treat attempted drowning of 3-year-old child as a hate crime

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman allegedly tried to drown a 3-year-old at an apartment complex pool in suburban Dallas after making racist remarks toward the child's mother in a case investigators are asking to be treated as a hate crime, a police spokesw
Supreme Court rejects challenge to Connecticut law that eliminated religious vaccination exemption

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Connecticut law that eliminated religious vaccination exemption

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a 2021 Connecticut law that eliminated the state’s longstanding religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities.
Russian region of Dagestan holds a day of mourning after attacks kill 20 people, officials say

Russian region of Dagestan holds a day of mourning after attacks kill 20 people, officials say

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s southern region of Dagestan held the first of three days of mourning Monday following an attack by Islamic militants who authorities say killed 20 people, mostly police, and attacked Christian and Jewish houses of worship in as
Dagestan, in southern Russia, has a history of violence. Why does it keep happening?

Dagestan, in southern Russia, has a history of violence. Why does it keep happening?

Over the years, Russia's southern republic of Dagestan, located in the North Caucasus region, has been beset by extremist violence. This weekend, there was more bloodshed.
Not just a book: What is a Gutenberg Bible? And why is it relevant 500 years after its printing?

Not just a book: What is a Gutenberg Bible? And why is it relevant 500 years after its printing?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just a book. Back in the 1450s, when the Bible became the first major work printed in Europe with moveable metal type, Johannes Gutenberg was a man with a plan.
Pakistani police charge 23 people with being part of a mob that murdered a blasphemy suspect

Pakistani police charge 23 people with being part of a mob that murdered a blasphemy suspect

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan have arrested 23 people accused of being part of a mob that killed a man suspected of desecrating the Quran, Islam’s holy book , officials said Monday.
It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

AYETORO, Nigeria (AP) — The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded decades ago and nicknamed “Happy City,” meant to be a Christian utopia that would be sinless and classless.