Religion and politics

Workers in protective suits carry the coffin of a suspected victim of COVID-19 during a burial at Pondok Ranggon cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 12, 2020 - 8:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus caseload has become the fourth-largest in the world, overtaking Britain, by adding 10,956 new cases in yet another biggest single-day spike. India's two-month lockdown kept transmissions low but in a large population of 1.3 billion, people remain susceptible and...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2020 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence in uniform amid protests over racial injustice “created a...
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Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., smiles during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, to examine COVID-19 fraud, focusing on law enforcement's response to those exploiting the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
June 10, 2020 - 7:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the next step of a race already on pace to become the most expensive in South Carolina history, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has defeated three little-known GOP challengers, the last marker ahead of a general election face-off with Democrat Jaime Harrison. Graham, 64, bested...
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Indians board a city bus in Ahmedabad, India, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are spiking amid government reopening restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of its states after a more than 2-month-old lockdown. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 10, 2020 - 3:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. The spike has come as the government moves forward with reopening restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of...
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In this June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Bishop Mark Seitz, center, kneels with other demonstrators at Memorial Park holding a Black Lives Matter sign in El Paso, Texas. Pope Francis called Seitz unexpectedly after he was photographed at the protest. (Fernie Ceniceros/Catholic Diocese of El Paso via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 3:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd's death, and the Vatican’s communications juggernaut has shifted into...
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George Floyd's funeral procession arrives at Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Pearland, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 09, 2020 - 11:43 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd. — New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records. — Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House. — Portland mayor to redirect $7 million from police budget to other areas. — National...
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LaTonya Floyd speaks during the funeral service for her brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
June 09, 2020 - 9:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. More than 500...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 08, 2020 - 11:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...
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Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 08, 2020 - 7:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 08, 2020 - 7:17 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Floyd’s relatives met with Biden for an hour in Houston. — National Park Service: newly erected fence in front of a White House protest area is temporary. — Prosecutors say criminal charges will not be brought against thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating...
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