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Ahmadiyya Muslim Leader Visits Capitol Hill

Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, spoke with leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday about his community's push for peace across the globe.

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Arlington Woman Claims Exorcism Turned To Sexual Abuse

An Arlington woman is claiming that a priest repeatedly molested her during an exorcism that lasted more than two years, and now she's suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Arlington for $5.3 million.

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Are Women Worried About New Egyptian President?

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi is Egypt's first democratically-elected president after the fall of former President Mubarak. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rawya Rageh Cairo-based correspondent for Al Jazeera English, and masters student Yassmine El Sayed Hani about what Morsi's presidency will mean for women and minorities.
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Vatican Hires Fox News Reporter To Advise Media Office

Seeking to modernize and widen its dealings with the media, The Vatican has hired Fox News' Rome correspondent to advise its press office. The move will put journalist Greg Burke, who is also a member of Opus Dei, into a new role working with Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.
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Religious Violence Shakes Up Northern Nigeria

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his defense minister and national security adviser, saying the government needs new tactics to counter the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. They have been blamed for sparking strife in parts of northern Nigeria last week. Host Michel Martin speaks with Al Jazeera English's Yvonne Ndege.
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In Alaskan Cemetery, Native And Orthodox Rites Mix

In a part of America that was once claimed by imperial Russia, a unique combination of Native American and Russian Orthodox influences mingle in a graveyard. There, spirit houses are built to house the dead and ease their passage.
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A Century-Old Grotto That Might Out-Glitter Vegas

The Midwest is home to the largest collection of grottoes, or man-made caves, in the world. And the mother of them all — encrusted in $6 million worth of semiprecious stones — is in West Bend, Iowa, the life's work of a priest after he survived pneumonia. It turns 100 this weekend.

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