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Mormons preach love for LGBT members, but no doctrinal shift

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

Mormon leaders told gay and lesbian members Tuesday that attraction to people of the same sex is not a sin or a measure of their faithfulness and may never go away, but reminded them that having sex violates fundamental doctrinal beliefs that will not change.



Experts uncover hidden layers of Jesus' tomb site

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

In the innermost chamber of the site said to be the tomb of Jesus, a restoration team has peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus' body was laid.



Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.



No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport late Thursday, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.



Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg headquarters gets $6M facelift

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

Over the decades, the stone house and grounds that served as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's headquarters at Gettysburg sprouted a motel, restaurant and other modern structures that dismayed preservationists and Civil War buffs keen on historic authenticity.



Real-life angry birds: Town tries to rein in rowdy turkeys

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.



Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

Posted 10/28/2016 in National

Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families. Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina, a state that could deliver a knockout blow to Trump.



Trump says he'll accept a clear election result

Posted 10/21/2016 in National

Donald Trump has stepped back only slightly from his refusal to say during his debate with Hillary Clinton whether he would concede if he loses on Election Day, failing to stem the criticism that flowed from Republicans and Democrats over an attitude some contended struck at the heart of American democracy.



Final debate is third most-watched presidential match ever

Posted 10/21/2016 in National

The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign.



Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

Posted 10/21/2016 in National

The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside.



US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq

Posted 10/21/2016 in National

A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq.



Trump on Clinton: 'Such a nasty woman'

Posted 10/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump asserted in the final presidential debate that no one respects women more than he does.



Trump refuses to say if he'll accept election results

Posted 10/20/2016 in National

Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say in debate that he will accept the results of next month's election if he loses to Hillary Clinton.



Justice Dept. warns of fewer election observers at the polls

Posted 10/20/2016 in National

Justice Department officials are warning that they'll be dispatching fewer trained election observers as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.



Modest gain seen for Obama's last health care sign-up season

Posted 10/20/2016 in National

Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up season.



Trump v. Clinton: How to stream the last presidential debate

Posted 10/19/2016 in National

You can still watch the final televised presidential debate tonight even if you don't have a TV.



Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits

Posted 10/18/2016 in National

Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.



Confident Clinton expanding her campaign into 'red' states

Posted 10/18/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump and aiming to help her party win back control of Congress.



Why it matters: Abortion and the 2016 election

Posted 10/18/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.



NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Donald Trump tape airs

Posted 10/18/2016 in National

NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.



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