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Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saints

Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saintsBoth Romero, who was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980, and Paul, who guided the Church through the conclusion of the modernizing 1962-65 Second Vatican Council, were contested figures within and without the Church. Both were naturally timid men who were thrust to the forefront of history by the convulsive political and social changes of the 20th century and both had a lasting influence on the current pontiff, Francis, Latin America’s first pope. In his homily, read with tapestries of images of the seven new saints hanging from St. Peter’s Basilica behind him, Francis called Pope Paul “a prophet of an extroverted Church” who opened it up to the world.



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Sainthood for slain Romero, 'voice of the voiceless'

Sainthood for slain Romero, 'voice of the voiceless'Oscar Romero, the murdered Salvadoran cleric canonized Sunday by Pope Francis, was a powerful orator who used his pulpit to denounce rampant military repression and social injustice. As archbishop of San Salvador, Romero emerged as a “voice of the voiceless” during intense social and political conflict in El Salvador.



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Cops Use Slain Woman's Fitbit To Charge 90-Year-Old Stepdad

Cops Use Slain Woman's Fitbit To Charge 90-Year-Old StepdadA 90-year-old man in California has been charged in the slaying of his 67



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Dad of slain pregnant woman breaks down in Colorado court as murder charges read against son-in-law

Dad of slain pregnant woman breaks down in Colorado court as murder charges read against son-in-lawChris Watts is accused of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, last week.



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Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughtersShanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing from their home in Frederick, 25 miles north of Denver, by a family friend on Monday afternoon, touching off an exhaustive search by law enforcement agencies. Chris Watts was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, a day before the bodies of his wife and children were found. Watts, 33, had pleaded for the safe return of his pregnant wife and two young daughters while the search was underway.



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Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council

Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City CouncilLezley McSpadden announced her candidacy at an emotionally charged rally surrounded by supporters, a day after the fourth anniversary of her son’s death, which thrust the St. Louis suburb into the global spotlight as an emblem of troubled U.S. race relations. McSpadden, a onetime grocery store worker who founded and runs a charitable foundation in her son’s name dedicated to various social causes, had previously hinted at her intention to seek a City Council seat at an event in April. “I learned to walk again, and this is one of my first steps, running for Ferguson City Council of 2019.” McSpadden, who earned her high school diploma last year at age 37, said her three main focuses would be community policing, economic equality and healthcare access, especially for children.



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Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper'

Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper'A Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials was shot dead Monday by a “sniper” in a broad daylight attack at a town ceremony, police said. Antonio Halili was hit in the chest by a single shot fired from a distance, unleashing chaotic scenes during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the town hall in Tanauan, south of Manila. Town police chief Renato Mercado told AFP the shot was fired from about 150 metres (490 feet) away.



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Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper'

Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper'A Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials was shot dead Monday by a “sniper” in a broad daylight attack at a town ceremony, police said. Antonio Halili was hit in the chest by a single shot fired from a distance, unleashing chaotic scenes during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the town hall in Tanauan, south of Manila. Town police chief Renato Mercado told AFP the shot was fired from about 150 metres (490 feet) away.



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The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil for slain paper staffers

The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil for slain paper staffersANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shootings targeting Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper (all times local):



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Mourners remember 5 people slain at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.

Mourners remember 5 people slain at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Md., one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.



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