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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.
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North Korea Fires Missiles Off Coast As Pope Lands in Seoul

Upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which the north frequently protests, may also have inspired the show of belligerence, reports NPR's Jason Strother.
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In A Shift, China Allows Pope Francis To Use Its Airspace For Asia Trip

The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.
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Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes'

The preservation of Yiddish as a spoken language gets more attention, but Yiddish once had a vibrant written tradition as well, filled with plays, poetry, novels and political tracts.
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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

Lenira de Oliveira and her boyfriend were on trial for murder. Then an astonishing piece of evidence was submitted in their defense: a letter from the victim, as communicated to a medium.
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Religious Groups Unite On Immigration

As the national debate continues over the fate of undocumented immigrants, all variety of faith groups are speaking with one voice for humane treatment of these people. We explore faith and views on immigration.

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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.
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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.
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Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger

When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.
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Rabbi: During Transition, Look Back On Accomplishments

Host Michel Martin speaks with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld for a final Faith Matters conversation.

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