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Freed US pastor home from Turkey, meets Trump at White House

An American pastor held for two years in Turkey on terror-related charges arrived home in the United States on Saturday and sat down with US President Donald Trump, who signaled an easing in the diplomatic crisis sparked by the case. Andrew Brunson --...

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Pope accepts resignation of US cardinal over abuse cover-up claim

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl, who has been blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests. Cardinal Wuerl, 77, had offered to resign on September 21 after facing strong criticism...

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US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resigns

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania, the Vatican said Friday. Wuerl, who has stepped down as archbishop of Wash...

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Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years in prison

Andrew Brunson is escorted by Turkish officers on 25 July in Izmir, Turkey. The American pastor at the centre of a bitter diplomatic rift between Washington DC and Ankara is flying back to the US after a Turkish court ordered his release following two...

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This Snapchat filter couple's costume is perfect

This Snapchat filter couple's costume is perfectIf you're still trying to figure out a couple's costume for Halloween, look no further, for we have found the perfect couple's costume: the filter/no filter. SEE ALSO: Want a super easy Halloween costume idea? This 'Jurassic World' dinosaur mask is just $16. A photo of the couple's costume shared by Redditor lackingprivacy quickly gained traction on the subreddit r/funny for cleverly poking fun at the transformative powers of Snapchat filters. In the photo, the person sporting a "#nofilter" sign, has a five o'clock shadow and is clearly sporting zero makeup, while the person sporting the "#filter" sign is expertly groomed, and sporting a butterfly headband that is now synonymous with Snapchat filters. The costume is so well-executed that I am now reconsidering my couple's costume idea. And, if you're not totally in love with this idea, or you're dressing up solo this Halloween, you can find a bunch of other awesome costume ideas here and here. WATCH: A deeper look at the Afrofuture costumes of 'Black Panther' and the women who brought them to life


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Brunson: pastor at centre of Turkey-US row and market turmoil

It could seem fanciful to draw a link between the fate of an American pastor in Turkey, a crisis between two NATO allies and turmoil on global financial markets. A court Friday convicted Brunson on terror-related charges, sentenced him to over three y...

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