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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."

Sep. 1, 2015 9:26 AM EDT

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

Sep. 1, 2015 9:24 AM EDT

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