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Pope Insists Conscience, Not Rules, Must Guide Faithful

Pope Francis has insisted that individual conscience should be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful.

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland For High Court

President Barack Obama says federal appellate judge Merrick Garland would bring a spirit of modesty, integrity and even-handedness to the Supreme Court. Obama is announcing that he's nominating Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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