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Health May 17U.S., European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine
On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the U.S. and Europe weighed the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
Nation May 13Foster children, caretakers face new pressures amid coronavirus
Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic threatens them with even greater turmoil, isolating them from adult supervisors and friends and making it harder to move on to new lives — either with biological or…
Nation Mar 24States differ on exempting worship from coronavirus closures
As multiple governors issue orders to curb large gatherings, at least a half-dozen states have exempted some level of religious activity.
Politics Mar 06Jewish groups condemn Nazi flag display at Sanders Arizona rally
The Democratic presidential candidate has talked about members of his father's family being "wiped out" by the Holocaust.
Politics Feb 27Sanders pitches black voters on ideas and history, not faith
While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their faiths as influencing their agendas, Sanders has talked more about his Jewish identity recently and tied it to his vow to fight discrimination in all forms.
Politics Feb 14AIPAC distances itself from group behind anti-Sanders ads
The political action arm of Democratic Majority for Israel ran a six-figure ad campaign in Iowa last month that questioned Sanders' health and his ability to defeat President Donald Trump in November.
Politics Jan 16WATCH: Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups
Under orders from President Donald Trump, nine Cabinet departments proposed rules intended to remove “regulatory burdens” on religious organizations participating in federal programs. At the same time, the Education Department issued its first updated guidance on school prayer since 2003.
Politics Jan 03WATCH: Trump launches ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ initiative
The president will host the kickoff meeting of “Evangelicals for Trump” just days after he was the subject a scathing editorial in the Christianity Today magazine that called for his removal from office.
Nation Dec 13Trump’s executive order raises tough issue of defining prejudice
President Donald Trump signed an order this week that expands the potential scope of anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses. It has divided Jewish American groups, with some lauding the order and others warning that it could be used to muffle…
Nation Oct 11California adopts broadest U.S. rules for gun violence restraining orders
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people.