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  • Bill would help Christians in Iraq threatened by Islamic State

    Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County.
  • San Diego-area Chaldean priest ordered back to Iraq: 'He'll be killed'

    San Diego-area Chaldean priest ordered back to Iraq: 'He'll be killed'
    Speaking in Aramaic, Father Noel Gorgis is preaching to parishioners of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church at a Saturday night Mass. Older parishioners are pleased that Gorgis celebrates Mass — and hears confessions — in Arabic and Aramaic,...

    Dress-wearing male Republican candidate hospitalized on election day

    Dress-wearing male Republican candidate hospitalized on election day
    Stephen Meade, the dress-wearing Republican candidate for Congress in southern San Diego County, was rushed to the hospital on election day and may undergo open-heart surgery. Meade, 88, was defeated by incumbent Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas in the heavily...

    San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

    San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress
    As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. He's a conservative Republican in a district where voter registration is more than 2-to-1 Democratic. The district is 70% Latino, but Meade does not speak...

    Iraqi American leader in San Diego calls for rescue of Christians

    Iraqi American leader in San Diego calls for rescue of Christians
    A leader in the Iraqi community in eastern San Diego County is redoubling his efforts to rescue Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities facing slaughter by Sunni militants of the Islamic State. Mark Arabo had earlier petitioned the White House...