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The Supreme Court nominee: Here's What to Expect at Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

And another look: Neil Gorsuch on the issues

An exclusive gathering of "Catholic leaders, clergy and important DC insiders": What I saw at a conservative Catholic gathering in DC's Trump Tower by John Gehring

On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans

NCR editorial: Health care is not a 'choice'

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The story of two families and the real-life impact of Obamacare repeal: Jennifer and Keith Gibbs say the Affordable Care Act has hurt their family, sticking them with soaring premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Claire and Allen Secrist say the law has helped them and their young daughter, making it possible to get life-changing medical care while avoiding financial ruin.

NCR goes in depth: Capital punishment is in decline by Julie Bourbon

Manila, Philippines — Philippine bishops preach against restoring death penalty

Richfield, Ohio — Overflow crowd at 'Race and Grace' event builds beloved community

Huye, Rwanda — Raised by sisters, an orphan looks to the future by Melanie Lidman

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

The jobs American workers aren’t doing: One of the stated goals of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration is to free up jobs for American-born workers. So far, California’s farmers aren’t encouraged by what they’ve seen. Even after offering higher pay and perks, they’re having trouble finding enough farmhands, and that’s forcing some hard choices — like giving up certain crops or replacing workers with machines. Meanwhile, some former immigration officials say that focusing on a border wall is fruitless if there are still jobs to be had. Their solution: Sanction the businesses that hire undocumented workers.

Pope Francis will make a trip to Egypt April 28-29: Pope's Egypt visit offers chance to improve Catholic-Muslim ties

Jesuit Fr. J. Donald Monan, the 24th president of Boston College, who was credited with saving the university from fiscal crisis and guiding it into a period of then-unparalleled financial and academic success, died on March 18 at Campion Center in Weston, Mass. He was 92.


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