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How you can help emergency response to Hurricane Matthew

With slow-moving Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast, aid organizations were responding to emergency needs from flooding, winds and landslides in Cuba and Haiti. Meteorologists said 24-30 inches of rain had fallen in some regions of Haiti, with devastating winds affecting … Continue reading

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Mass on a stud farm, near a Triple Crown winner

By Joyce Duriga LEXINGTON, Ky. — “American Pharoah is on this farm,” Karen said. “Shut. Up,” I said. “Really? Do you think they’ll let us see him?” “Nah, he’s probably in a secure area,” she said. Well, it turned out … Continue reading

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A look at each film of Kieslowski’s “Dekalog” masterpiece

All the films of the Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Dekalog” are set in contemporary Warsaw, Poland, a decade after the election of St. John Paul II as pope (he makes a cameo appearance in one installment via photographs), but still a communist-run … Continue reading

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A cinematic triumph returned and restored

It’s not often that something that made its debut on Polish television gets this kind of acclaim, but Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Dekalog”(“Decalogue” in English) merited precisely that acclaim — even now, 28 years after its debut. Kieslowski was commissioned by Polish … Continue reading

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Old mining church keeps Catholic history alive

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (CNS) — You can still hear gunfights on the streets of this old mining town high up in the mountains of Northern Nevada. The main drag at 6,000 feet above sea level plays up the stereotype of … Continue reading

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A video treasury: #PopeinUS

I’m about to take you on a retrospective journey of what it was like to be a member of the media a year ago while covering Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. This entry will be complete with videos … Continue reading

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Are the heavens calling you?

There’s a whole universe to discover if you just look up: planets, nebulae, star clusters, rare naked-eye comets, even the moon and the sun. Since I was a kid, I’ve explored the sky as much as I could. With my … Continue reading

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