Work requirements to qualify for government aid: How well does it work?

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that encouraged federal agencies to find ways to expand work requirements as a condition of receiving benefits.
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Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

There's plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Disney).
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High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was "wrongly decided" and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions' lobbying and political efforts.
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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
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Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry "in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.
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Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

"No government has the right to infringe upon a God-given right. No government has the right to do that," Brownback said to applause.
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States bordering Gulf of Mexico rank at, near bottom of new index

An area called the "Gulf South" -- the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico -- rank at or near the bottom of the JustSouth Index issued by the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans.
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Ken Burns: Christophers ‘generous’ to give him Life Achievement Award

Burns is behind many well-received documentaries over the past 30 years such as "The War", "The Civil War", "Baseball", and "Prohibition."
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No phantom threads in ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibit in New York

The sectarian will meet the secular in an unusual way with the May 10 debut of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" in New York City.
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Nibbles or bites, tax policy fights eating away at church exemptions

For generations, religious denominations in the United States have been largely exempt from paying taxes. However, some cracks are beginning to show in that armor.
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Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill

With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.
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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed "The Exorcist" 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, "The Devil and Father Amorth."
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