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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...cheerfully pointed out that his monthly earnings, about $150, is even more than what some Ugandan policemen and teachers make.Francis Gumisiriza, a greying 50-year-old who controls scores of young miners he calls his boys, used to import second-hand...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-u
Nation and World
Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

...impressive day for the criminal justice system in Baltimore," said Douglas Colbert, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Colbert added that the state's passionate prosecution coupled with the defense's thoughtful...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/judge-refuses-drop-charges-a
Nation and World
Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful...published Tuesday by the Holy See, Francis said he was allowing all rank-and-file...is expert in such situations.Now, Francis is making it possible for women to bypass...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/priests-holy-year-can-absolv
Nation and World
Pres. Obama to visit Seward, Dillingham, wrap up in Kotzebue

...president. When he returns to Washington, he'll host a state dinner and summit with President Xi Jinping of China, host Pope Francis and watch as Congress debates a nuclear arms deal with Iran and funding the government past the end of the month.In a prepared...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/pres-obama-visit-seward-dillingham-wrap
State
Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...his first trip to the U.S., Pope Francis' approval rating among Americans has...political conservatives, whose opinion of Francis nosedived by 27 percentage points to 45 percent. Among Catholics, Francis' approval dropped by 18 percentage...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
Not For Web
St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

...But don't let social media and innuendo drive what you believe to be true. You have to let the facts speak."Mayor Francis Slay pledged an "independent and transparent" investigation of the shooting but stood behind police."The police were in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21/st-louis-police-chief-defends-fatal-s
Not For Web
Pope urges compassion for divorced Catholics who remarry

NEW YORK - Pope Francis' call Wednesday for a church of "open doors...excommunicated.""They always belong to the church," Francis said. The church, he said, must be one of "open doors."Francis praised pastors who have shown "a fraternal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-06/pope-urges-compassion-divorced-cathol
Not For Web
World mayors urge 'bold climate' pact

...fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.The Vatican...year. The meeting also aimed to promote Francis' environment encyclical, which denounced...is a moral imperative for humanity."Francis told the gathering that he had "a lot...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/world-mayors-urge-bold-climate-pact
Not For Web
My Turn: The foreign policy challenge of defining a common home

...climate change phrase popularized by Pope Francis. In the encyclical published by the Vatican...antithesis to international cooperation. Pope Francis clearly addressed the effect of this foreign...not be subject to the economy," Pope Francis went on to argue. And the economy shouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-24/my-turn-foreign-policy-challenge-defi
Opinion
Local pub's pizza lands in national spotlight

...restaurant's signature baking style and pizza combinations.Island Pub owner Rick Kasnick said the show's hosts, Sal Basille and Francis Garcia, reached out to him two months ago after doing a breakdown of popular pizza spots across the nation.Previous stops...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-pubs-pizza-lands-national-spotlig
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