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Why Some Evangelicals Back Thrice-Wed Gingrich

The former House speaker, who cheated on his first two wives and was fined by Congress for ethical violations, is outperforming family man Mitt Romney among evangelical Republicans in key states. Says one influential Iowa conservative: "The centerpiece of our faith is forgiveness."
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GOP Candidates Affirm Their Support Of Israel

The GOP presidential contenders addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum Wednesday. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro for more.
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Mall Santas Coached To Temper Kids' Expectations

Lynn Neary talks to Fred Honerkamp, a graduate from the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Michigan and current mall Santa, about the spirit — and strategy — of playing Old Saint Nick in tough economic times.
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'Man Seeks God,' Finds Wayne Of Staten Island

In Eric Weiner's newest book, Man Seeks God, the former NPR foreign correspondent heads around the world on a humorous and thoughtful quest for spirituality.
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Chaplains Wanted For Atheists In Foxholes

Military chaplains, most of whom are Protestant Christians, are assigned many secular advising duties, including marriage, family and suicide counseling. But as many as 40,000 U.S. military service members identify as atheists, agnostics or humanists, and a retired Army captain is leading the charge to instate military chaplains who share their beliefs.
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'Ask Mormon Girl' Discusses Mitt Romney's Candidacy

Guy Raz speaks with political commentator and blogger Joanna Brooks, who writes about politics and Mormonism for the "Ask Mormon Girl" blog. They talk about GOP presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney. They discuss how Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his views — and why his religious background may make people uncomfortable.
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Faith Debates: Free Contraception, New Liturgy

Catholics leaders are roiled by President Obama's heath care overhaul that will require insurance plans to cover free contraceptives. And some priests and parishioners are wondering if a new liturgy, one moving closer to Latin, will bring people closer to God. Host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter.

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