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Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform

More than 150 evangelical leaders, from across the political spectrum, have come together to call for immigration reform. Host Michel Martin looks at the crusade for reform with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
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Feeling Under Siege, Catholic Leadership Shifts Right

The Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Bishops are pushing back against what they perceive as threats to the Catholic Church's core beliefs. While some Catholics are uncomfortable with the changes under way, others say they are overdue.
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In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place

The Intouchables, a heartwarming comedy about a Paris aristocrat's friendship with the unemployed black man he hires as his aide, is an unlikely box-office hit in France. The film has produced an equally unlikely new movie star: Omar Sy, the son of African immigrants from a gritty Paris suburb.
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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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