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  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday

    Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday
    During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants terminally ill abbot's burial wish

    SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
  • Orlando Figes on Crimea

    Orlando Figes on Crimea
    "It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other." So Vladimir Putin justified the Russian annexation of Crimea in a speech in the Kremlin on Tuesday. "In the hearts and minds of people," the...
  • Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say

    Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say
    BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports. The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
  • Retired Chicago police sergeant shot in home invasion

    Retired Chicago police sergeant shot in home invasion
    A retired Chicago police sergeant was shot and critically wounded after two robbers broke into his home in the East Side neighborhood and asked where he kept his safe, police said. Elmer Brown, 73, was shot in the neck and taken to Advocate Christ...
  • Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military

    Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law...
  • What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history

    KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...
  • Charm City Tribe restoring tradition to Baltimore's young Jewish community

    Charm City Tribe restoring tradition to Baltimore's young Jewish community
    Following religious values taught as a youth can be difficult for many when entering adulthood, but Charm City Tribe, a two-year-old program in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, aspires to reconnect people in their 20s and 30s to Judaic...
  • Film Review: 'Soul Food Stories'

    The Bulgarian documentary movement has another small gem to flaunt with Tonislav Hristov's warm, witty exploration of gender, tradition and togetherness, "Soul Food Stories." Shot in the southwestern village of Satovcha, population c. 2,000, "Stories"...
  • Glenview priest to be charged with stealing from trust fund

    Glenview priest to be charged with stealing from trust fund
    A Greek Orthodox priest in Glenview will be charged with felony theft amid allegations that he took more than $110,000 from a church trust fund to pay personal expenses including shopping trips, upscale dining and Christmas decorations for his home,...