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BOSTON (AP)

— The distributor of the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight" has acknowledged that filmmakers fabricated dialogue that made it appear as if a Boston College spokesman downplayed the extent of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal.

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OSWEGO

— The First UMC, located at 7111 state Route 104 West, will hold an Easter Classical Music Concert at 7 p.m. March 29.

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OSWEGO

— Area children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the activities from 10-11 a.m. March 20, Palm Sunday, at St. Joseph's Church in Oswego.

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FULTON

— Palm/Passion Sunday worship service at Prince of Peace Church will reflect the sharp contrasts of Holy Week during the 10 a.m. Service.

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CLEVELAND (AP)

— Two Muslim women who said they were forced to attend Christian services at a county jail in Cleveland while being held there have settled federal lawsuits with county officials, according to settlement agreements released Wednesday.

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JERUSALEM (AP)

— A recent gathering of American Reform rabbis in Jerusalem was meant to celebrate the small gains the liberal Jewish movement has made in Israel in recent years.

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Will making is strongly encouraged to us in order to avoid complications in passing on our goods to our heirs.

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP)

— In a moment filled with powerful political symbolism, Pope Francis prayed Wednesday at Mexico's dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the United States and appealed for governments to open their hearts, if not their borders, to the "human tragedy that

is forced migration."

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP)

— Satellite photos obtained by

The Associated Press

confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.

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JERUSALEM (AP)

— A small group of extremist Israeli rabbis who for years have made incendiary remarks against Arabs are drawing criticism from lawmakers and moderate religious leaders after authorities broke up a ring of Jewish extremists accused in a series of attacks on Palestinian and Christian targets.

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Charlotte Sereno lights a candle during the annual memorial service held recently at the Oswego Elks Lodge No. 271.

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CLINTON, Iowa (AP)

— Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says as president, he would appoint judges and an attorney general who would defend First Amendment religious rights and the Second Amendment right to own firearms.

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP)

— A U.S. Army officer has defended her decision to use female guards at Guantanamo Bay's top-secret Camp 7, where Muslim prisoners say contact with unrelated women violates their religion.

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OSWEGO

— A Franciscan friar from Buffalo and a native of Oswego, Father Francis Pompei will be presenting a parish mission on Dec. 12-15 at St. Joseph's Church, 240 W. First St. in Oswego.

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NEW YORK (AP)

— For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there.

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Poetic license permits the grammatical error because I replace "thank you" with "thank who?" for the sake of rhyme.

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Little Utica United Methodist Church will host a Holy Land informational meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 29. Refreshments will be served.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)

— Jackie Biskupski says her election as the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City is historic but she wants to focus her efforts on voters and city workers.