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Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:53am

with the handle “DaDUTCHMAN5″ — that posted the threat against Rashid, according to the affidavit. The post was accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the infamous 1915 lynching of a Jewish man, Leo Frank, in Marietta, Georgia.

GOP senators offer rare rebuke of Trump on church visit

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:44am

A handful of GOP senators spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump, criticizing his visit to a church after police removed peaceful demonstrators from a park near the White House. The remarks came even as most Republicans continued to avoid any disapproval of the president.

Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:30am

A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including the mosque's prayer leader, and wounding two others an official said.

Pelosi urges Trump to be a 'healer in chief'

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:15am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged “racism in America” as the wrenching debate fueling protests over the treatment of black people in the United States arrived in Congress.

US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Zeke Miller and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:34am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

Embracing religious themes, Trump visits John Paul II shrine

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville,, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:36pm

President Donald Trump toured a Catholic shrine on Tuesday in his second straight religious-themed appearance as the nation grappled with widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:31pm

It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.

Biden blasts Trump's 'narcissism' in new phase of campaign

Steve Peoples and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:17pm

Joe Biden mounted one of his most aggressive attacks against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, deriding the commander in chief's disregard of core constitutional values and blistering him for being “more interested in power than in principle.”

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:43pm

It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.

President Nelson 'deeply saddened' over 'evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life'

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 4:34pm

In a social media post on Monday, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said the church is joining “with many throughout this nation and around the world who are deeply saddened at recent evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life.”

Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

Elana Schor and Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:10pm

Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state’s governor last year.

'Welcome Back!' Several famed museums reopen across Europe

Raf Casert and Peter Dejong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 11:26am

In the Netherlands, the intimate gaze of the Girl with the Pearl Earring can once again startle and entice visitors. Down in Spain, the rusty maze of steel sheets by Richard Serra is a wonderland anew for art lovers. And at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam can drop jaws like it has done for ages.

Prominent Jewish seminary names Schwartz as 1st woman leader

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:47am

The Jewish Theological Seminary, the preeminent institution of higher learning for Conservative Judaism in the United States, announced the appointment of Shuly Rubin Schwartz on Monday as its eighth chancellor and the first woman to hold the post in its 134-year history.

South Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayed

Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 6:20am

Many South Africans spent their Monday lining up outside liquor stores and celebrated with cheers as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Vatican centralizes contracting to cut waste, corruption

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 4:54am

Gone are the days of the half-million euro Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.

Sobering US nursing home death report as lockdowns ease

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:14pm

At least a quarter of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States were among nursing home residents, a new report said, a disclosure that came as coronavirus restrictions eased Monday even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:47am

Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same.

Afghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:26am

Afghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leader.

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:40am

Prosecutors in Istanbul issued warrants on Tuesday for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as authorities pressed ahead with a crackdown on a network Turkey blames for a failed coup attempt in 2016.