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With A Girl Jailed, Pakistan Law Again Under Scrutiny

A young Christian girl is behind bars in Pakistan, accused of burning pages of Quranic verse. Defaming Islam or its holy book is punishable by death in Pakistan. The case has drawn wide attention to Muslim extremists' influence on the law and intolerance toward religious minorities.
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National Cathedral Repairs Begin On Anniversary Of Earthquake

A crocket stone was blessed and put into place on Thursday afternoon, as repairs on the National Cathedral officially begin on the anniversary of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the D.C. region.

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Some Israeli Parents Rethink Ritual Circumcision

A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons. The vast majority still chooses to have the procedure done, but voices of dissent are on the rise.
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Biden And Ryan Share Faith, But Not Worldview

The views of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are strikingly different, but both espouse the same Catholic faith and are reaching out to Christian voters. Their views, which represent opposite wings of their religion, are a reflection of the growing divide among Catholics.
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Pakistani Televangelist Is Back On Air, Raising Fears

Pakistan's most famous, and infamous, TV evangelist has been rehired by a top station. In 2008, Aamir Liaquat made on-air threats against a religious minority, the Ahmadis. Those comments were followed by widespread violence against the group. Liaquat's return to the airwaves has rekindled the controversy.
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Nuns Ask Candidates To Spend A Day With The Poor

A group of Catholic nuns say they're worried about the way GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will approach poverty and safety-net programs, if elected. So the nuns have invited him, and his running mate Paul Ryan, to spend a day with them, helping the poor. Sister Simone Campbell discusses the invitation with guest host Jacki Lyden.

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