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Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Kenyan lawmakers recently passed a bill that legalizes polygamy without a wife's consent. Member of Parliament Annah Nyokabi Gathecha explains why she walked out of the voting session.
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'Bishop Of Bling' Gets The Boot

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst spent millions of dollars on renovations at his residence in Limburg, Germany. On Wednesday, the Vatican accepted his resignation.
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Pope Names Former Victim To Sex Abuse Panel

Pope Francis has named a woman who was molested as a child by a priest to be part of a panel to help the Church address the sexual abuse of minors.
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What It Means To Be Catholic In 2014

A quarter of Americans identify as Catholic, but their views vary dramatically. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Catholics about their views on faith and politics, one year into the new papacy.
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Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.
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Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.
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Fred Phelps, Head Of Westboro Baptist Church, Dies

Fred Phelps, anti-gay activist and patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at age 84. Frank Morris of KCUR reports on the interesting past of one of the most reviled men in America.
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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

He led a tiny congregation in Topeka, Kan., that drew national attention for its protests at funerals of soldiers and celebrities. Phelps wanted to spread his views about homosexuality and abortion.
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Quest For A Friend Helps Undo Decades Of Medal Of Honor Bias

Approximately 50 years ago, Michel Libman started lobbying the government to have his childhood friend awarded a Medal of Honor. His efforts led to a review of some 6,000 cases and, eventually, to many of the 24 soldiers honored Tuesday. He and his wife speak about his work and his friend.
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Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor's Son Says

The church's controversial founder, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is "on the edge of death," his son says. The pastor's death, he adds, would bring a crisis to his followers, who see death as God's judgment.

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