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Rev. Moon, A 'Savior' To Some, Lived A Big Dream

The controversial founder of the Unification Church said Jesus spoke to him when he was 16. Sun Myung Moon said Jesus wanted him to fulfill his mission of creating the "true family." Moon considered himself the Messiah and was known for conducting mass weddings and attracting thousands of young followers. He was 92.

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American Taliban Sues For Religious Freedom

John Walker Lindh's lawsuit says a prison ban on group prayer violates his right to practice his religion freely. But the government argues that group prayer would allow the prisoners to undermine safety and plot together.
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Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

Update on the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Diane and guests discuss security implications for the region and rising tensions between the U.S. and the Arab world.

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Romney Campaign Focuses Spotlight On Mormons

As Mitt Romney prepares to accept the GOP presidential nomination, he brings increased attention to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For some Mormons, it's an opportunity to clear up misconceptions and educate others on their beliefs. Others view this moment with concern.
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Is Your Candidate Keeping The Faith?

As the Republican convention continues, the major political parties are defining their positions — and many are focused on faith. Host Michel Martin speaks with a diverse panel of religious leaders to weigh how they balance faith and politics.
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The Risks And Rewards Of Romney's Faith Story

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is beginning to open up about his Mormon faith. Will this help "humanize" him, or will it backfire in an age when most people's exposure to the Mormon faith is South Park or The Book of Mormon?
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Closing Maine Churches Auction Their Remnants

At a yard sale over the weekend, the Good Shepherd Parish in Saco, Maine, sold the remnants from three closed Catholic churches. It was a way for parishioners to say their last goodbyes and carry away keepsakes along with their memories.

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