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  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. In a Reuters survey of 60 large U.S. employers, nearly half said they were already providing benefits to same-sex spouses before the Supreme Court ruling...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service Inc, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male workers and job applicants who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in the Brooklyn, New York, federal court, the EEOC said UPS...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. agency sues UPS for religious discrimination Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service Inc, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male employees who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. The lawsuit was filed 1-1/ 2 months after the U.S. Supreme Court revived a discrimination lawsuit against...

  • *Bangladesh beef prices up after border crackdown. GHOJADANGA, India/ DHAKA, July 3- Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year- stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbour. About 2 million head of cattle are smuggled into Bangladesh...

  • DUBAI, June 27- Kuwait has detained the owner of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state media reported on Saturday.

  • The Pope and global warming Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    The Pope and global warming

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd reacts to Pope Francis' comments on global warming.

  • The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia

    Pope Francis sat down with Russian President Putin to discuss restoring peace between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Franklin Graham calls for boycott of Wells Fargo Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Franklin Graham calls for boycott of Wells Fargo

    The Reverend Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to boycott corporations that promote homosexuality. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports.

  • Rebooting Jordan's tourism industry Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Rebooting Jordan's tourism industry

    CNBC explores how religion and adventure tourism are drawing visitors from across the globe.

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Garland attack Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:31 AM ET
    Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team investigate the crime scene outside of the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting occurred the day before, on May 04, 2015 in Garland, Texas.

    ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack at a Texas event featuring caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, NBC News reports.

  • Church of England blacklists these fuel investments Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:26 AM ET
    The Syncrude Canada Ltd. mine is seen in this aerial photograph taken above the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada,

    The Church of England has decided to blacklist coal & tar sands investments, in a striking victory for campaigners seeking to make fossil fuels unpopular.

  • British Sister Act: Number of nuns at 25-year high Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    The numbers of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25-year high, according to new figures released on Thursday.

  • Pope Francis weighs Cuba visit during U.S. trip Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 18, 2015.

    Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba when he travels to the United States later this year, the Vatican said Friday.

  • It's new, and it's not bacon. It's 'Schmacon' Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 1:35 PM ET
    Schmacon: It’s bacon, without the pork.

    "I think Schmacon is the evolution and, frankly, it's maybe the revolution in bacon," says Howard Bender, creator of beef-based bacon.

  • Faith & work: Amish miners deal with stricter rules Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Amish bidders listen to the auctioneer during the Annual Mud Sale to support the Fire Department March 12, 2011, in Gordonville, Pennsylvania.

    As mine safety regulation grows stricter, one Pennsylvania-based company is forced to move some Amish workers from their posts.

  • Indiana governor signs fix to religion bill Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma speaks at the State Capitol April, 2, 2015 in Indianapolis.

    Businesses and groups have been reacting to a legislative fix to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday.

  • Discrimination is bad for business: Rep. Honda Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

    Discrimination is not only shameful—it's bad for business, says Rep. Mike Honda. And Indiana businesses will suffer the consequences.

  • Arkansas, Indiana to seek fixes of religion bills Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

    Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers plan to fix religion bills that were sent back to them this week after criticism from rights activists and businesses.

  • Controversial legislature in the US Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Controversial legislature in the US

    Arkansas' governor has bowed to pressure over the state's controversial religious bill, while Indiana's governor is battling intense criticism over a similar action. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

  • Arkansas gov kicks religion law back to lawmakers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

    Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is sending the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the legislature for a rewrite.