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Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck

At his new venture, The Blaze, Beck has far fewer audience members soaking in his commentary than he did at Fox News. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. Fox helped amplify Beck's voice, whereas now, Beck projects his message on his own terms.
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Coptic Christians Feared Attacks After Anti-Islam Film

Egypt's minority Coptic Christian community feared a backlash after a Copt was linked to the anti-Muslim film that's provoked violent protests throughout the Muslim world. But it seems the anti-Copt reaction has been limited so far.
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Atonement In Judaism, Christianity And Islam

For Jews, Yom Kippur marks a time for atonement, reflection and repentance. But people of many faiths — as well as those who aren't particularly religious — have different ways of thinking about atonement, what it takes to achieve it and how it affects their lives.
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France Braces For Backlash From Muslim Cartoon

After a French satirical newspaper published crude caricatures of the prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, the French government braced for angry reaction at home and abroad. It planned to close embassies, consulates, cultural centers and schools in 20 countries on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer. The government will block several demonstrations that had been planned around France to protest the American made anti-Muslim video that sparked deadly demonstrations in the Muslim world last week.
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Ancient Paper Suggests Jesus May Have Been Married

Robert Siegel speaks with Elaine Pagels, religion professor at Princeton University, about the discovery of an ancient papyrus fragment that suggests some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife, and possibly a female disciple.

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