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Voters Don't See Trump As Religious, But They Also Don't Seem To Care

The findings of two recent surveys call into question a long-standing principle of U.S. politics — that voters prefer candidates with strong faith beliefs.
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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

This week's Marrakesh Declaration is the latest effort to dissociate Islam from ISIS and other jihadist groups. But will the declaration be heeded? Similar efforts have had limited effect.
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American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.
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A Rare Meeting Between The Pope And Iran's Leader

It was the first meeting between a pope and an Iranian head of state since 1999, which was the last time an Iranian leader toured Europe.
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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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Snow Forces Religious Groups To Get Creative Reaching D.C. Congregations

With most in the D.C. region snowbound this weekend, those conducting religious services have taken some creative approaches to reaching their flocks — including TV broadcasts, YouTube service and even a snow altar.

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David Cameron's Call For Muslim Women To Learn English Sparks Outrage

The British prime minister has a plan to help battle extremism by teaching Muslim women in Britain to speak English. If migrants don't learn English, David Cameron says they may face deportation. But his comments sparked outrage from Muslims and migrant advocates, who say the state is unfairly singling out Muslim women, while providing limited resources for newcomers to Britain to learn the local language.
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Aerial Images Show Destruction Of Ancient Christian Monastery In Iraq

The new images obtained by The Associated Press show the site of St. Elijah's Monastery in the ISIS-held city of Mosul. ISIS likely destroyed the monastery in the fall of 2014.
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In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

To celebrate the feast of Epiphany marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, thousands of Russian Orthodox faithful take a dip in icy waters. How does it feel? "Absolutely good," one man says.
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2 FLDS Towns Set To Face Religious Discrimination Trial

The towns serve as headquarters for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, known as FLDS. They're accused by the Justice Department of discriminating against non-FLDS members.

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