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August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
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Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.

One of the largest U.S. evangelical college ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, took up Black Lives Matter at its most recent student missions conference.

Two overwhelmingly white religious groups — the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian...

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves. Then the fight over abolition and slavery started tearing badly at religious groups and moving the country toward Civil War. The Macon church, like many others at the time, decided it...

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
1 min 10 sec ago

MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

"We're literally around the corner from each other," said the Rev. Scott Dickison, pastor of the white church.

About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves. Then the fight over abolition and slavery started...

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
1 min 11 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.

It's billed as the first to compare recovery outcomes for athletes removed from a game or practice compared with those who aren't. The study was small, involving 69 teens treated at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center concussion clinic, but the results bolster...

August 28, 2016 - 11:08pm
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

Police tell the Daily Freeman of Kingston (http://bit.ly/2bJGrtv ) that 55-year-old Alison Carey was arrested in Saugerties (SAW'-ger-teez) on Friday following an investigation at a hotel. Police say she solicited money in exchange for sex from an undercover police officer.

Police describe Carey as a transient, and say she...

August 28, 2016 - 10:49pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury. She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications," publicist Lesley Burbridge said in an email to The Associated Press.

Earlier Sunday, 20-year-old...

August 28, 2016 - 9:27pm
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.

Republican Sen. Amy Volk told her constituents in a Facebook post Sunday that she shares their "deep concerns" regarding Gov. Paul LePage's behavior.

During a town hall meeting Aug. 24 in North Berwick, the Republican governor said he keeps a three-ringed binder of...

August 28, 2016 - 9:10pm
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. REBELS BACKED BY TURKEY MAKE MAJOR GAINS IN N. SYRIA

It's part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the Kurdish-led militants east of the Euphrates River.

2. WHY OBAMACARE IS STRUGGLING IN MANY PARTS OF US

The health care law is troubled by double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name...

August 28, 2016 - 8:10pm
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Supporters of a girl who police say was raped and killed are holding a birthday party and memorial service in her honor.

Organizers say the party Sunday at Mariposa Basin Park in Albuquerque is meant to celebrate the birthday of Victoria Marten, who police say was drugged, raped and strangled before her body was dismembered the day before she turned 10.

Three people— including the girl's mother and the mother's boyfriend —...

August 28, 2016 - 7:50pm
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A $50,000 reward is being offered in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl who was caught in the crossfire in one of America's most dangerous cities.

Gabrielle "Gabby" Hill Carter was hit in the head by a stray bullet while across the street from her Camden, New Jersey, home Wednesday.

Authorities say gunfire broke out when several men opened fire on an intended target. The men then jumped into a car and fled....

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