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  • Gender comments by conservative scholar draw fire

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    BOULDER — A visiting conservative scholar at the University of Colorado says educational institutions have gone overboard trying to protect people from discrimination. Steven Hayward said in an interview with Colorado Public Radio on March 17 that women were under-represented in...

  • Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

    AMY TAXIN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention. Mario Vargas was freed from a detention facility in Louisiana after he...

  • Mormons gather for historic women's meeting

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon women gathered around the world this weekend for what leaders called a historic meeting of the faith. The General Women's Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the first time brought together female members from the age of 8 and...

  • Compassion International wins Gallup workplace award for third straight year

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Compassion is named a top workplace again Global child sponsorship organization Compassion International was named one of the world's top workplaces by Gallup Inc., the research and consulting company best known for its public opinion polls. This is the third year in a row that...

  • Colorado Springs group reaches out to those in court

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Sometimes, all you've got is a prayer. That's the principle behind Courtside Ministries. Its volunteers stand outside the Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex and offer to say a prayer with those about to enter. "Our purpose here is just to bring a sense of peace through God to the...

  • Groups push for more humane slaughter of chickens

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every...

  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for...

  • Police: Colorado teen confronts pastor over abuse

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    WESTMINSTER — A teen says her suburban Denver pastor sexually assaulted her as many as 50 times over three years. KUSA-TV (http://on9news.tv/QmW38l ) reports that an arrest affidavit for 51-year-old Gerald Clark says the alleged abuse began in 2009. It said the teen recently...

  • US recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    DETROIT — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for...

  • Obama, Francis find common ground, sharp divisions

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    VATICAN CITY — Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit....

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