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Does Law Protect Prayer Or Exclude Non-Christians?

Advocates say a public prayer amendment to the Missouri state constitution will strengthen the right to pray in public. But critics say it'll marginalize non-Christians. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Missouri State Rep. Mike McGhee who sponsored the initiative, and the Anti-Defamation League's Karen Aroesty, who opposes it.
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What Lies Ahead For America's Nuns

After the Vatican accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, America's largest organization of Catholic nuns, of failing to follow Church doctrine on several controversial issues, the group's president suggested they will not backing down.
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Evangelist Billy Graham Hospitalized

Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a lung infection, according to a spokesperson.
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First Prayer Service Held In Tennessee Mosque

After years of protests and roadblocks, a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., finally opened on Friday. It's been a years-long battle to get the place permitted, built and opened for the Muslim community in the town just south of Nashville.
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Nuns: We'll Talk to Vatican But Won't Compromise

The largest group representing American nuns said today that they are willing to hold talks with Church leadership, but would not compromise their mission. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been criticized by the Vatican for straying from Church orthodoxy on all-male priests, abortion and homosexuality. Adam Allington of St. Louis Public Radio shares the latest with Melissa Block.
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Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidence

Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.

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