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Canada's Mounties Say Female Officers Can Wear Hijabs

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Wednesday that it had recently changed its policy to allow the Muslim headscarf.
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Latest Religious Liberty Battle: Church-Affiliated Colleges And LGBT Students

A California lawmaker's push to reduce discrimination against LGBT people at religious colleges and universities sparks new debate over the separation of church and state.
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Motive Unclear In Killing Of Imam And Aide In New York

A man suspected of killing a Muslim cleric and his assistant in New York City appeared in court Thursday. He is charged with first-degree murder, but members of the local Muslim community say the suspect should also be charged with a hate crime. Police say the motive is still unclear.
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Jewish Activists Highlight Growing Movement In Visit To Disputed Holy Site

A record number of Jewish activists visiting a site revered by Muslims and Jews highlights the growth of a controversial fringe movement.
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A Conversation With Khizr And Ghazala Khan

Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention, with this wife Ghazala standing by his side, pointedly challenged Donald Trump on his American values and became one of the biggest stories from the DNC. Diane talks with Khizr and Ghazala Khan about their family story, the son they lost in Iraq, and how they came to be the center of a presidential election season.

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Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

In a mountain town, schoolboys in traditional loincloths keep up a 300-year tradition. The hadaka matsuri festivals, rooted in Shinto tradition, take place to bring purification, luck and prosperity.
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Politics Still Prevalent In The Pulpit, Survey Shows

Churchgoing Americans say their preachers often speak out on hot social and political issues and occasionally back or oppose particular candidates in defiance of U.S. law prohibiting endorsements.
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Trump Adviser Says One Of The GOP Nominee's Signature Plans Is 'Not Workable'

On a key Trump priority — banning travel to the U.S. from areas affected by terrorism — retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says "a blanket [ban] is not workable."
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World Vision: Alleged $50M Theft By Charity's Employee Seems Impossible

Israel says some $50 million was diverted by the charity's Gaza Strip director to the Hamas militant group. World Vision counters that the man didn't have authority over that much money.
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40 Years On, A Controversial Film On Islam's Origins Is Now A Classic

The Message, released in 1976 and starring Anthony Quinn, was made with difficulty and condemned by hardliners. One of the challenges: its main character, the Prophet Muhammad, could not be pictured.

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