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Unification Church paper starts up in Washington

The Washington Times, a newspaper owned by the Unification Church of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, began publication Monday. The Washington Post has been the only daily newspaper in the capital since the Washington Star went out of business in August.

Copies of the 36-page Times were distributed through newsstands and vending machines. Home delivery of the paper will not start for several months. The Times said it will not carry advertising for now, and said the Unification Church would not influence its news coverage. The church has published the News World in New York for five years as well as a Spanish-language paper, Noticias del Mundo.

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