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'Man, Oh Manischewitz': When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.

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'Flying While Muslim': Profiling Fears After Arabic Speaker Removed From Plane

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking on his cellphone in Arabic. An advocate calls the incident "absurd and bewildering."
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Pope And Patriarch Make A Rare Show Of Unity In Greece

The leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches called on Europe to show greater compassion for migrants, a move widely welcomed by migrants as well as residents on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Pope Francis Meets Migrants In Lesbos, Returns To Rome With 12 On His Plane

Pope Francis visited the Greek Island of Lesbos in order to draw attention to the plight of migrants there. The migrants are caught up in a controversial deal between the European Union and Turkey.
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Holy Macaroni: Welcome To The First-Ever Official Pastafarian Wedding

Flying Spaghetti Monster be praised! The ceremony was led by a "Ministeroni," and the couple in full pirate regalia exchanged "rigatoni." For dinner? That's right: The New Zealand newlyweds ate pasta.
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'Do Not Lose Hope': Pope Francis Visits Migrants In Greece's Lesbos

Pope Francis paid a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday and meet with migrants at a detention center. The EU has started deporting migrants from Greece to Turkey.
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Top Editor At Catholic News Service Reportedly Pushed Out Over Pro-LGBT Tweets

Tony Spence, director of a news outlet covering the church, was asked to resign this week, according to several Catholic news outlets. He had tweeted about controversial laws in several states.
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Bible As Official State Book? Tennessee's Governor Vetoes Bill

Critics say the bill isn't constitutional and that it equates the Bible to the Tennessee walking horse or the Tennessee cave salamander.
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Ukrainians Elect Country's First Jewish Prime Minister

Ukrainians elected Volodymyr B. Groysman as the country's new prime minister Thursday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Yale historian Timothy Snyder about Eastern Europe's violent history.
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How Pope Francis Became A Foreign Policy Player

The pontiff isn't content to remain in the Vatican or sit on the sidelines. His trip this weekend to the Greek island of Lesbos is just one part of his emerging world view.

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