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Roman Catholics and evangelicals, two Christian groups that have had overlapping political priorities in the past, find their agendas diverging in the era of President Trump and Pope Francis.

Tensions between the two faith traditions are hardly new. As fierce adversaries, they once cast doubt on each other's legitimacy as heirs to the church of Jesus Christ.

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Well, it looks like the summit is now off. President Trump has canceled his proposed meeting with the leader of North Korea. This announcement came on the same morning that North Korea made a very public showing destroying a very important nuclear test site.

On a bright afternoon outside the elegant facade of Trinity College Dublin, students hand out flyers to passers-by urging them to vote in Friday's referendum to lift Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion in most circumstances.

"Please vote yes on Friday! Thank you! Please vote yes," chirp the students, who have big smiles and colored sweaters with "REPEAL" emblazoned across the front.

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May 24, 2018

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On Thursday, May 17, we interviewed Michigan State University Interim President John Engler about the $500 million settlement for victims of university athletic doctor and convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar. At one point during the conversation, we mistakenly referred to the school as the University of Michigan.

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President Trump is playing down hopes for a North Korean summit next month.

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Eau De Doh

May 23, 2018

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A lawsuit in Arizona may determine if states can keep their laws that limit boycotts of Israel. Many states have such laws. Here's Will Stone of member station KJZZ.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen On ZTE Sanctions

May 23, 2018

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The Trump administration delivered a message to Iran yesterday.

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MIKE POMPEO: Understand that your current activities will be met with steely resolve.

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