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Archaeologists discovered a massive statue of one of Egypt’s greatest rulers

I met a traveler from an antique land...<p>On Thursday, Egyptian and German archaeologists extracted a 26-foot (8-meter) statue in the El Matareya district of Cairo. It’s believed to depict Pharaoh Ramses II, one of Egypt’s greatest rulers.<p>The statue, carved out of a tough rock known as quartzite, was …

Ancient History

Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

Pope Francis has stirred Catholics around the world with his relatively open comments on homosexuality, abortions and climate change, but his latest …

Christianity

Trump criticizes 'fake media' on Flynn story

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the "fake media" Wednesday but the media was fighting back, objecting to a presidential news conference that avoided tough questions and, in the case of one MSNBC program, banning presidential aide Kellyanne Conway from the air.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

President Trump's First Phone Call With Vladimir Putin Gave Us the Most Terrifying White House Leak Yet

The president's diplomatic buffoonery has gone from merely embarrassing to downright dangerous.<p>Last week's news that President Trump badly bungled his conversation with Australia's prime minister was certainly alarming, but in the context of this unending dystopian nightmare in which we all live, …

Donald Trump

Clarification: Oil Pipeline story

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — In an early version of a Feb. 8 story about the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported that the Indigenous Environmental Network told protesters to expect violence. The story should have specified that the group was referring to police violence.

Pipelines

White House predicts courts will reinstate travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump's executive power and reinstate a ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.<p>The case …

Immigration

There’s no evidence the botched Yemen raid was Trump’s fault

Less than a full week into his presidency, Donald Trump took his very first foray into military counterterrorism operations in his new role as commander in chief, authorizing a risky US special operations raid on an al-Qaeda base in Yemen.<p>It didn’t go well.<p>The raid resulted in the deaths of at …

Donald Trump

White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.<p>The White House, which …

Donald Trump