Religious issues

Vice President Mike Pence, right, prays with Rabbi Loren Jacobs, of Bloomfield Hills' Congregation Shema Yisrael, for the victims and families of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, at a rally for Republicans in Oakland County, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, Mich. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rabbi invited to pray at a Michigan campaign stop with Vice President Mike Pence for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre referenced "Jesus the Messiah" at the event. Rabbi Loren Jacobs of Messianic congregation Shema Yisrael on Monday offered prayers for the 11...
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Mourners hug outside Rodef Shalom Congregation during the funeral services for brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The brothers were killed in the mass shooting Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the first funerals from the synagogue massacre (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pennsylvania's governor and Pittsburgh's mayor both say they will not join President Donald Trump during his scheduled trip to Pittsburgh. Trump faces an uneasy welcome Tuesday afternoon in...
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Holocaust survivor Judah Samet, 80, sits in his living room in Pittsburgh. Samet survived the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a boy, and he was in the parking lot at Tree of Life synagogue Saturday as a gunman rampaged through the halls, killing Samet's fellow congregants. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
October 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sitting in the handicapped lane outside Tree of Life synagogue, Judah Samet watched as a plainclothes officer traded gunfire with the man at the temple door. He was caught in a crossfire and, yet, instead of ducking down, he craned his neck to get a glimpse of the gunman. "The guy...
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October 30, 2018 - 11:29 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's main Shiite Muslim movement says Nigerian troops shot and killed at least 27 of its members during a procession to the capital of Abuja. Islamic Movement of Nigeria spokesman Ibrahim Musa said six people were killed on Saturday and another 21 on Monday. Nigeria's...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 11:26 am
Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the target of right-wing rage and conspiracy...
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A woman touches a tree as she pauses near a memorial in front at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Tree of Life shooting suspect Robert Gregory Bowers is expected to appear in federal court Monday. Authorities say he expressed hatred toward Jews during the rampage Saturday and in later comments to police. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 29, 2018 - 10:29 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A spokeswoman says the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect has been released from the hospital. Stephanie Waite of Allegheny Health Network says Robert Bowers was released Monday morning from...
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German Christian Democratic Party, CDU, chairwoman and Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a party's leaders meeting at the headquarters the in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on politics in Germany after a state election in Hesse (all times local): 12:50 p.m. German news agency dpa is reporting that a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will seek the leadership of the longtime German leader's conservative party. Citing unidentified...
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German Christian Democratic Party, CDU, chairwoman and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a party's leaders meeting at the headquarters the in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her conservative party on Monday that she's ready to step down as party leader following a pair of state election debacles, but plans to stay on as chancellor for the rest of her government's term, German media reported. Merkel also reportedly said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Pelosi says she will introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the House in November. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 29, 2018 - 7:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
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This undated photo provided by Barry Werber shows Melvin Wax. Wax was killed when a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy of Barry Werber via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 3:46 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — They were professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving their local community. A day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, officials released the names of the victims. The oldest of them was 97. The youngest was 54. They included a pair...
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