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Horror House of Parents Charged in Son's Church Beating Death

RELIGION | By Verena Dobnik | Oct 19
The upstate New York home of a couple arrested and charged with beating their teenage sons - one fatally - left behind a filthy, garbage-strewn house with seemingly neglected dogs kept in cages.

Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning

President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend.

Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

NATIONAL | By Kimberly Dozier | Sep 7
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church’s threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.

French Tourists Worry About Proposed Ban on Veils

Protests in Pakistan, al-Qaida warnings, skittish Muslim tourists: France’s plan to do away with burqa-style veils is already reverberating far beyond its borders.

U.S. Complicit in Iraq’s Anti-Gay Pogrom?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23
Media accounts suggest that the United States’ invasion of Iraq not only precipitated a "crisis" level of anti-gay violence, but that through inaction and a reliance on local strong-arms, the U.S. is complicit in the ongoing pursuit, torture, and murder of gay Iraqis.

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