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Rowan County, Ky. Clerk Kim Davis shows emotion as she is cheered by a gathering of supporters during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, ruled against Davis, who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)Kim Davis invokes her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.


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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel, Monday, Sept.1, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."


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Jeff Flake still believes politics is "a noble profession" — a view that makes him an anomaly in 2015


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