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50 Years Ago, The Pope Called Birth Control 'Intrinsically Wrong'

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| U.S. Catholics largely ignored a 1968 papal encyclical on birth control. But it prompted many more to broadly question their "pay, pray, obey" mindset.

QUIZ: The Country That Gives The Most Humanitarian Aid Is ...

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The world gave a record amount of money to help people caught up in international crises. We've got ten questions so you can test your aid I.Q.

New Charges Filed Against Harvey Weinstein Involving A Third Woman

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The disgraced movie mogul is already facing first-degree rape and other charges in New York. Now, Weinstein is facing new accusations that he assaulted a woman in 2006.

9 People Stabbed In Idaho; Suspect In Custody

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The stabbing attack happened at an apartment complex where refugee families live, according to police, and six of those injured are children. A 30-year-old man was booked into jail.

In Mexico's Elections, Women Are Running In Unprecedented Numbers

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Elections are Sunday, and more than 3,000 women are running for office. "We women will continue to work three times as hard as men," says one candidate.

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

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Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students' essays.

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Trump Administration: Migrant Families Can Be Detained For More Than 20 Days

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Now that a judge has ordered a stop to separating families, the Justice Department says it can hold families caught illegally crossing the border until their immigration proceedings are resolved.

An Apology And Back Pay For Editor In BBC Gender Pay Inequity Battle

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The media giant admitted to underpaying former China editor, Carrie Gracie. Both parties have decided on a settlement that is touted as a win in the fight against the gender wage gap.

This 'dreamer' priest says her faith is being hijacked by "domestic terrorists" hiding behind the Bible"

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The Rev. Nancy Frausto is one of the country's few clergy members on DACA, and risks deportation when the program expires.

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