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Historic sit-in on floor of U.S. Congress calls for gun control

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Twenty years after Port Arthur Massacre, Australia shows gun control works

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Donald Trump challenges belief that religion matters in politics

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I was whizzing through the latest book by British psychoanalyst-author Adam Phillips -- he's prolific and I only manage to read every third book or so that he writes -- when I tripped on this line:

"If religion and its structures of moral authority were to be no longer objects of desire -- and towards the end of the 19th century, unlike today, this seemed like a distinct possibility ... "

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Children in detention: U.S. immigration raids target youth seeking asylum

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Donald Trump: He can't win, can he?

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Most Canadians watching the U.S. presidential race were astonished to see Donald Trump emerge as serious contender for high office, let alone become the presumptive Republican nominee.

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If he is truly committed to peace, Obama will listen to Hiroshima survivors

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Remembering Father Dan Berrigan, a prophet of peace

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Harriet Tubman's fight for justice should be the currency of democracy

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U.S. restarts nuclear arms race with massive new weapons program

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STANFORD, Calif.--"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." These were the words from the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-Gita, that flashed through the mind of the man credited with creating the first atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the first nuclear explosion in history lit up the dark desert sky at the Trinity blast site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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Domestic violence is a crisis deepened by inequality and racial injustice

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