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Digging Into The History Of Mexico's Grim Santa Muerte

A Virginia scholar is looking into the lore surrounding Mexico's folk hero, Santa Muerte. The skeleton lady is now worshipped on both sides of the country's drug war, and her popularity is spreading into the U.S.

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MPD: Turbans Approved For Police Force

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced a new policy Wednesday that allows Sikh members of the MPD to don turbans as part of religious observance on active duty.

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Archdiocese Criticizes Georgetown For Inviting Sebelius To Graduation

Georgetown University is taking heat from the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington for its decision to have Kathleen Sebelius speak at a ceremony during graduation events this weekend. 

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Presbyterians Have Varied Views On Gay Marriage

Twenty years ago, few Americans approved of homosexuality or thought gay marriage should be legal. Now, nearly half of all Americans support same-sex marriage, though most Christians are still opposed to it.
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Military Chaplains Raise Gay Marriage Concerns

Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee passed its version of a bill designed, in part, to protect military chaplains from coming under pressure to marry service members of the same sex. Host Rachel Martin speaks with retired Army chaplain Douglas E. Lee about the issue.
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For Evangelicals, Romney Is The Lesser Of Two Evils

A recent poll found that evangelicals favor GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Obama 67 to 22 percent, but a visit to a Dallas church shows they're doing so grudgingly. "This is a call to arms," says one parishioner. "Whether or not we like the choices, we must make a choice."
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What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?

Black pastors are reacting to the president's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how the president's statement might play out in sermons this Sunday, and at the ballot box in November. She's joined by Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Michael Waters, and author and professor, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson.

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