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Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.

Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual ‘darkness’

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa on Sunday, he’ll be honouring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the “poorest of the poor.” He’ll also be recognizing holiness in a woman who felt so abandoned by God that she was unable to pray and was convinced, despite her ever-present smile, that she was experiencing the “t

USS Batfish bell gets proper display in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee’s War Memorial Park can now properly display the bell of America’s most famous World War II submarine the USS Batfish.

In November 2015, sailors from Central Naval Center for Navy Aviation Technical Training detachment visited Muskogee’s War Memorial Park and saw the sub’s bell sitting atop a wooden box.