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France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.
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Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.
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Storm Causes Pope To Cut Short Visit To Typhoon Hit Tacloban

Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed in 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.
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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.
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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. Eleven other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.
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Duke's Muslim Students Pray Amid Controversy Over Call To Prayer

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.
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Pope, On Visit To Philippines, Defends Catholic Ban On Contraception

Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."
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Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.
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After Saying Yes, Duke Nixes Muslim Call To Prayer From Chapel Bell Tower

The school had announced it would allow the traditional call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The decision was excoriated, and today the private university in Durham, N.C., reversed course.
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How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim To Moderation

When Maajid Nawaz was 16 he joined a radical Islamist group. After four years in prison in Egypt, he decided to leave it. "I'm very, very lucky to have been able to get through it," he says.

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