Former CIA director John O. Brennan voiced his eagerness to challenge President Trump on the same day that national security adviser John Bolton floated the idea of reviewing all security clearances inside and outside the government. Such a review could affect more than 4 million Americans.
Republicans in tight races with large Latino voting blocks, such as Florida Gov. Rick Scott, are trying to distance themselves from President Trump’s nativist rhetoric.
Visitors attend Mass in the chapel at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, last week.
Visitors attend Mass in the chapel at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, last week.
A visitor to Knock Shrine touches a piece of stone from the wall where Mary Byrne said the Virgin Mary and others appeared to her in 1879.
A visitor to Knock Shrine touches a piece of stone from the wall where Mary Byrne said the Virgin Mary and others appeared to her in 1879.
Pilgrims who have come on foot from all over Ireland are seen arriving in the village of Knock, in County Mayo.
Pilgrims who have come on foot from all over Ireland are seen arriving in the village of Knock, in County Mayo.
Religious trinkets and pictures of Pope Francis are for sale at Knock Shrine ahead of the pontiff’s visit Aug. 26.
Religious trinkets and pictures of Pope Francis are for sale at Knock Shrine ahead of the pontiff’s visit Aug. 26.
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At Knock Shrine, Pope Francis will join a sea of pilgrims. But in a country that was once the most Catholic in Europe, congregants are leaving their scandal-battered church in droves. “You could say the church is at rock bottom,” said the parish priest and rector of Knock Shrine.
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The Vatican referred to this as “the summer from hell for the Catholic Church.” In the pews on Sunday, many struggled to cope.
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Lawsuits raise unsettling questions about authorities’ considerable power to detain people at the nation’s 328 ports of entry.
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