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Thousands stuck as Aleppo evacuation deal hits last-minute hitch

Bethlehem's declining Christian population casts shadow over Christmas

Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling

National Migration Week 2017 will take place January 8-14. This year's theme is "Creating a Culture of Encounter." The celebration provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the contributions of migrants, including refugees, and victims of human trafficking in our communities.

But if you plan to use resources from the Migration Week webpage, Michael Sean Winters says look them over carefully. What is going on with US bishops' ministry to migrants and refugees?

Nonviolence proponents meet with Vatican foreign minister Archbishop Gallagher

Babies born as refugees. With "Finding Home," TIME is following these babies and their parents, documenting in photo and video, in print, online and on social media, the first year of this stateless generation.

ICYMI: A Global Sisters Report Round Table -- UISG, LCWR leaders discuss building relationships, moving forward in new political times

The search warrant that gave FBI agents access to a cache of Hillary Clinton emails just nine days before the recent presidential election was unsealed Tuesday. Lawyer says he was "appalled" by the lack of cause presented in the affidavit.

Jonah Goldberg of National Review asks: Will Trump Be the Transformative President Obama Wanted to Be?

How Faith Spotted Eagle became the first Native American to win an electoral vote for president

Norfolk, England -- Clergy question cinema chain's Christmas Day screening plans. Odeon cinema will be showing seven films over 22 screenings on the afternoon and evening of Christmas Day. Clergy say: Is that really necessary?

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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