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The Papal Trip: Once in Bangladesh, Pope speaks more freely about plight of Rohingya:

On Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas was on Capitol Hill, lobbying for the Republican tax-reform bill. Hmmmmm.

The GOP tax bill cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate Wednesday, as lawmakers voted 52 to 48 to move the legislation forward toward a showdown vote on final passage by week’s end.

Open enrollment for the Health Care Marketplace ends December 15. Five health-care fights facing Congress in December

Here's some news that broke late yesterday: Offensive murals must go, say Native American Notre Dame students and others. But administration says paintings of Columbus will stay.

This article from Hawaii Catholic Herald explores the creative side of Hawaii’s religious women and men: Art and Soul

A former North Korean official says Terror-list Designation Could Cripple Pyongyang

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Commentary from across the aisle: The Pope’s Fixation On Climate Change Endangers His Authority And Entrenches Poverty

Mike Barrett writes about leading childern in prayer and at liturgies: Searching for Jeusus

NCR editorial: We're on the verge of a profligate arms race

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