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  • Islamic State said to kill 80 Yazidis in Iraq Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Iraqi Yazidi refugees rest inside a tent at the Newroz camp in Hasaka province, northeastern Syria.

    Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.

  • N. Korea welcomes pope to Asia by firing 3 rockets Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:21 AM ET
    Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C-behind) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (foreground) are seen at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.

    North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

  • US starts Iraq aid amid reports of airstrikes Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:10 PM ET
    President Barack Obama meets with the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014.

    Administration officials had said earlier that the president was considering both airstrikes against militants and airdrops of humanitarian aid.

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews in un-Orthodox high-tech jobs Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Tech advisor, Hillel Fuld, left, meets with Jeremie Berrebi of Kima Ventures, a haredi angel investor.

    Though ultra-Orthodox Jews may lack basic math skills, Torah studies provide them with tools applicable to Israel's booming high-tech industry

  • White House reacts to SCOTUS contraception ruling

    Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraception on Monday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the ruling.

  • Judge Holwell: Contraception ruling little impact to ACA

    Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.

  • Key facts about the group wreaking havoc in Iraq Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.

  • Repercussions of Cantor defeat   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Repercussions of Cantor defeat

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight into how Washington is wrapping its head around David Brat's upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Elephant in the room at Virginia primary   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Elephant in the room at Virginia primary

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to what some say may have played a role in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party challenger David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary.

  • Blair: 'Warped' religious views jeopardize future Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Tony Blair

    Former British prime minister Tony Blair says ensuring security in areas shaken by extremism starts with rooting out "poisonous" ideologies.

  • Pope says 'door is open' to rethink priest celibacy Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Pope Francis says priestly celibacy is up for discussion.

  • 1 million homes: Arab builder scores massive deal Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Egyptian  Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, right, looks at plans of the new housing initiative with Arabtec CEO Hasan Abdullah Ismaik during the signing ceremony in Cairo on Sunday.

    UAE's Arabtec signed a $40-billion pact to build a million homes in Egypt, a deal that has major political implications.

  • Chart of the Day: Religious giving slides Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A report from Giving USA Foundation shows that donations made to American religious organizations have slowed of late.

  • Religious liberties for businesses?   Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Religious liberties for businesses?

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the anti-gay measure of a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service due to religious beliefs. Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council, and Josh Barro, MSNBC contributor, weigh in.

  • Vatican monsignor faces new money laundering charge Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    The Vatican

    Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, now on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle 20 million euros, was charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank.

  • Nader and theologians: Not so fast, Mr. Langone Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    Ralph Nader (L) and Ken Langone (R)

    Some Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader are criticizing billionaire Ken Langone for comments to CNBC about potential church fundraising problems.

  • Nader vs. Langone on minimum wage   Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Nader vs. Langone on minimum wage

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.

  • The pope was right-ish — but here's the problem Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Moses Maimonides

    The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.

  • Catholicism and capitalism   Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Catholicism and capitalism

    Will the Pope's comments on capitalism and the "idolatry of money" hurt the church's drive to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports roughly $100 million of the $180 million needed has been raised.