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Two former Argentine dictators were handed heavy prison sentences for overseeing the systematic kidnapping of babies from leftist activists killed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Libya to Hold First Free Election in 60 Years

Syria violence at 'unprecedented level,' U.N. monitor says

Candad -- Ontario Catholic teachers reach deal with province; agree to wage freeze

Man acquitted of assaulting retired priest in US

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Opinion: The Catholic Bishops are in nobody's political pocket By Melissa Moschella. The Church isn't only opposed to Obamacare's birth control mandate; it has fought states' draconian immigration laws

$6.4 million going to Seattle Catholic-school sex-abuse victim

Opinion: Vatican orthodoxy does not represent all American Catholics. Progressives can find allies: it's a broad church by Claire Sahlin

China ordains bishop, defies Vatican

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