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France On Alert, Closing Embassies, After Magazine Publishes Muhammad Cartoons

The weekly Charlie Hebdo has courted such controversy before. Its offices were firebombed last November after another issue that satirized the prophet. The new cartoons come amid high tensions over an anti-Islam video.
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Text Reignites Debate: Did Jesus Have A Wife?

A Harvard researcher says a "new gospel" written on a fragment of papyrus shows some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife. The fragment — which scholars believe was written in the fourth century — is creating a sensation among New Testament experts.
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Newsweek's 'Muslim Rage' Cover Mocked On Twitter

Audie Cornish talks to Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil about the sarcastic Twitter response to a Newsweek cover story headlined "Muslim Rage." The story was about violent protests in the Muslim world that were sparked by an online video that denigrates Islam's Prophet Mohammed.
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Conservative Salafis Find Footing In Muslim World

As demonstrations continue through the Muslim world over the film mocking Mohammed, fingers have pointed at the Salafis and their role in the violence. The ultraconservative Muslim's influence has grown in recent years following the Arab Spring. Audie Cornish speaks with Robin Wright of the United States Institute of Peace.

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