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06/26/2015 10:06 PM EDT
Sunday Worship at Second Congregational Church BENNINGTON >> I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," wrote the great poet and author Maya Angelou. At Second Congregational Church, on this last Sunday in June, two weeks after the killings in Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Mary Lee-Clark will reflect on our response to that tragedy and the long-standing wounds of our nation, in her sermon entitled, 
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06/19/2015 09:53 PM EDT - TOday Outdoor Torah Trek & Shabbat Picnic at SVC BENNINGTON >> Study nature and Torah side by side while walking the Mount Anthony trails of Southern Vermont College and contemplating, discussing and finding Jewish teachings within our natural environment. Participants will gather at the upper parking lot of Southern Vermont College at 10 a. Full Story

Pope urges revolution to save Earth
06/19/2015 09:53 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY >> Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth." In a sweeping manifesto aimed at spurring action in U.N. climate negotiations, domestic politics and everyday life, Francis explains the science of global Full Story

Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm
06/12/2015 10:05 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY >> Anxiety has so gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment that you might think a pope had never before blamed fossil fuels for global warming. Or accused energy companies of hoarding the Earth's resources at the expense of the poor. Or urged the rich to consume less and share more. Full Story

Nigerian extremists attack villages, kill 37 and raze huts
06/12/2015 10:05 PM EDT - BAUCHI, NIGERIA >> Boko Haram extremists have burned down six northeast Nigerian villages and killed 37 people near the insurgents' Sambisa Forest stronghold, a survivor said Friday. Ahmed Ajimi, a fighter in the anti-Boko Haram Nigerian Vigilante Group, said many victims of Wednesday night's attacks were farmers who had recently returned home after soldiers earlier this year forced the Full Story

Spain: Lawmakers approve Sephardic Jew citizenship plan
06/12/2015 10:05 PM EDT - MADRID >> Spain's lower house of parliament gave final approval Thursday to a law setting a citizenship path for descendants of Jews forced to flee the country after all Jews were told in 1492 to convert, go into exile or risk being burned at the stake. Lawmakers approved it in positive votes to a series of amendments, so there was no single vote tally. Full Story

Pope hopes to bridge religious divide in war-scarred Bosnia
06/06/2015 12:27 AM EDT - SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA >> For centuries, Sarajevo was known as "Europe's Jerusalem," where Christianity, Islam and Judaism lived in harmony. In the 1990s, the city became synonymous with religious enmity, as its Christian Orthodox Serbs and Muslim Bosniaks plunged into a calamitous cycle of warfare. Full Story

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06/05/2015 10:05 PM EDT - Sunday 'Family Values' at the Federated Church EAST ARLINGTON >> On this Communion Sunday, all are warmly invited to the 10 a.m. Service of Worship and to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Everyone attending is reminded to bring non-perishable food items in support of the Arlington Food Shelf as we work toward reaching Full Story

Suicide bombs rip through Nigerian marketplace killing 29
06/05/2015 10:03 PM EDT - YOLA, NIGERIA >> Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the main market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Yola, killing 29 people and themselves, officials said Friday, blaming the extremist Boko Haram group. Another 38 victims, some with serious injuries, are being treated in the hospitals in this city already swollen with refugees from the conflict, Sa'ad Bello of the National Full Story

Duggar parents placed locks on bedroom doors after fondling
06/05/2015 10:02 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Two of reality TV's Duggar sisters fondled by their brother Josh say they weren't even aware it had happened until he confessed and their parents told them about it. Jill and Jessa Duggar, part of the family featured in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," were two of the four sisters whom Josh Duggar touched inappropriately a dozen years ago. Full Story

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Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.