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Vatican's Secretary Of State Says Celibacy Is An Open Question

In an interview, Archbishop Pietro Parolin said priest celibacy is not an untouchable church dogma. What his declaration signals, however, is still up in the air.
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Richard Dawkins: "An Appetite For Wonder"

The author of "The Selfish Gene" and "The God Delusion" talks about the evolution of his own thinking.

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Pope Francis Leads Vigil Calling For Peace In Syrian Crisis

Pope Francis is leading a mass prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square Saturday night, building on his calls to avoid violence in the escalating conflict over Syria. Tens of thousands of people have come to the Vatican on what the pontiff has declared a day of fasting and prayer in the name of peace.
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Gearing Up For Football Season

The Barbershop guys are talking football. Plus, they chat about the dust-up between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and a bakery customer. Did Weiner win back some street cred or act like a jerk - again?
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Did The NAACP Learn Anything From Meeting With The Klan?

Two groups you'd never expect to sit down together and talk: the NAACP and the KKK. But when the NAACP in Wyoming asked for a meeting, they got one. Journalist Jeremy Fugleberg was there, and tells host Michel Martin more about the historic and bizarre event.
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German Police Raid Christian Sect For Alleged Child Abuse

The two communities in Bavaria belonging to the Twelve Tribes sect were raided by authorities who said they had evidence that children were being harmed.
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Arlington's Uneasy Relationship With Nazi Party Founder

George Lincoln Rockwell is an infamous figure in local history: he founded the American Nazi Party in Arlington, Va.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fame

This week we'll delve into stories of famous and infamous Washingtonians, and once-celebrated but nearly-forgotten history.

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'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party

Jews have lived in Greece since the time of Alexander the Great; the overwhelming majority of the community died during the Nazi occupation. Now, 70 years later, the community — and Greece — is confronting the rise of the Golden Dawn Party, a group that espouses neo-Nazi ideology.
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A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

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