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Associated Press

A proposal that would allow students lawfully in the United States to be eligible for in-state tuition is dead this session after falling short by one vote in the Tennessee House on Wednesday.

Senate committee approves religious objection adoption bills

- Associated Press

Faith-based agencies could refuse to participate in adoptions involving gay couples or prospective parents on grounds of religious beliefs under bills heard and approved in two hours Wednesday by a Michigan Senate committee.

Idaho's history of religious fear goes back decades

- Associated Press

Some of Idaho's most conservative Republicans have raised concerns this year about local Muslim populations and the potential influence of Sharia law in the state.

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter delivers his State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Radical Islam fears emerge during Idaho legislative session

- Associated Press

A former Muslim turned Christian pastor warned a crowd at a northern Idaho Republican Party event about the threat of Muslims coming into Idaho, the most recent in a string of concerns over radical Islam that have surfaced among lawmakers and political groups this year in this conservative state.

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Vietnamese American Catholic Ly Nguyen poses for a photograph outside of his home in Philadelphia.  Nguyen and his family moved to Philadelphia from Vietnam more than 20 years ago and was welcomed and helped by the local Catholic church. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await pope

- Associated Press

When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia in September after stops in Washington and New York, the crowd that gathers to hear the papal Mass will look different from the one that greeted Pope John Paul II in 1979. The region's Catholic population has been buoyed by new immigrants, including from Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam.

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Larisa Alonso talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Pope Francis on Cuba visit: it’s official!

- Catholic News Agency

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed to journalists Wednesday that Pope Francis will make a pastoral stop in Cuba ahead of his September apostolic voyage to the United States.

In this March 30, 2011 photo, Bishop Robert Finn is interviewed in the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph offices in Kansas City, Mo. On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Finn who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests. (Fred Blocher/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Timeline of child-porn case that brought down US bishop

- Associated Press

Bishop Robert Finn, who led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri for nearly 10 years, resigned Tuesday, almost three years after he was convicted of shielding an abusive priest.

People hold candles during a vigil to mark the one year anniversary of the abduction of girls studying at the Chibok government secondary school, Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. On the first anniversary of the day 276 schoolgirls were snatched in the middle of the night as they prepared to write science exams at their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram

- Catholic News Agency

A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the key to ridding the country of the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram.