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Archbishop of Canterbury: Anglican Church still ‘struggling with reality’ of marriage equality

Archbishop of Canterbury: Anglican Church still ‘struggling with reality’ of marriage equality

Archbishop of Canterbury warns swift change in doctrine on issue risks alienating followers abroad, principally in Africa

The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested he is unable to bless same-sex marriages because taking such a step would endanger the global unity of Anglicanism by alienating members in developing countries who found the issue “impossible” to deal with.

While the Church of…

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Thousands gather in Kansas to mourn victims of Frazier Glenn Miller

Thousands gather in Kansas to mourn victims of Frazier Glenn Miller

By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy

LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) – Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime.

Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, called on the more than 3,000 mourners to “stand…

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Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

By Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday.

Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, who was arrested on Thursday at his home, is believed to have acted alone in the string of shootings, said Jackson…

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Tickets go on sale in 10 of Brazil’s 12 World Cup host cities

Tickets go on sale in 10 of Brazil’s 12 World Cup host cities

World Cup ticketing centers opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them.

Centers opened in ten of the 12 host cities — fans will only be able to pick tickets up in the capital Brasilia and the southern city of Porto Alegre from next month.

More than 2.5 million — or three quarters of those available —…

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Singer Chris Brown to go on trial Monday on assault charges

Singer Chris Brown to go on trial Monday on assault charges

Hip-hop star Chris Brown will stand trial on Monday for an alleged assault outside a trendy hotel in Washington.

If convicted, Brown could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Brown, 24, appeared in court Friday in the US capital in a crisp suit that made him look more like a genteel Wall Street banker than an actor, dancer and rap artist.

He stood with his hands by his side as Judge…

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U.S. and Japan continue negotiations regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. and Japan continue negotiations regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership

The United States said Friday there had been progress but no final deal in talks with Japan that are crucial to advancing the ambitious 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Negotiations failed to achieve a significant breakthrough just days before U.S. President Barack Obama, who has made the TPP a key goal of his administration, arrives in Tokyo on a state visit.

Intense negotiations…

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Georgia store manager uses homophobic slur to get customers to pull their pants up

Georgia store manager uses homophobic slur to get customers to pull their pants up

A convenience store manager in LaGrange, Georgia is standing by his use of a homophobic slur to prompt customers to pull their pants up, despite customer disapproval.

“I’m not there to f*ck them, I’m there to serve them,” Anil Patel told WSB-TV by phone on Thursday. “If they want to come into my business, they’d better have their pants up.”

The sign, which Patel put on the front door earlier this…

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Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez’s legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime.

Maduro, the self-proclaimed “son” of iconic leader Chavez, was narrowly elected after Chavez died from cancer and was sworn in April 19, 2013, pledging to carry on his mentor’s socialist legacy.

The…

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‘Superhero’ gathering at the Capitol fails to leap into Guinneess record book

‘Superhero’ gathering at the Capitol fails to leap into Guinneess record book

They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the U.S. Capitol.

Exactly 237 people gathered under dull skies attempting to conjure up something miraculous and smash the record for the largest gathering of individuals dressed as comic-book characters.

But they didn’t even get close…

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Wyoming resort homes threatened as landslide gains speed

Wyoming resort homes threatened as landslide gains speed

By Laura Zuckerman

(Reuters) – A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, and efforts to stabilize the area were called off because of safety concerns, city officials said on Friday.

The mass movement has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings that sit near the base of the East Gros Ventre Butte which geologists…

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