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Vatican Declares Boy's Recovery A 'Miracle'

On Monday, the Vatican declared a boy's recovery from a flesh-eating bacterium a miracle, brought about by Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman who lived 350 years ago and was beatified by the church. The declaration means she is likely to become the first Native American saint.
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Angels Send Message Of Peace To Juarez, Mexico

Young evangelicals are dressing up in silver makeup and wings made from cast-off comforters to spread their message of peace in this violent border city. They say they're no longer afraid of confronting murderers and corrupt police: "We're in God's hands."
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New York Hasidic Women Want Separate EMT Unit

To keep their closely guarded modesty intact, some Hasidic women in New York City are pushing to start an all-female unit of an Orthodox Jewish ambulance service to help deliver babies in emergencies. But the idea isn't getting a warm welcome from Hasidic men.
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Congregation Hopes Messiah Will Help Save Instrument

A downtown D.C. church is hoping that a fundraiser featuring a special performance of Handel's Messiah will be enough to get their organ back in shape after the August earthquake.

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For Hitchens, In Life And Death, An Unaware Cosmos

Christopher Hitchens, the author and essayist who died on Thursday, was known for his assertive atheism. From scathing books about Mother Teresa and God, to the way his final days played out as a debate over the harm or benefit of prayer, his most lasting legacy may be his duel with religion.
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How Much Is Too Much Religion In Sports?

Quarterback Tim Tebow's ritual of pointing to the sky and taking to knee in prayer has gone viral. Fans call the Denver Broncos' player 'God's Quarterback,' but detractors say Jesus doesn't belong on the field. Host Michel Martin speaks with writer Tom Krattenmaker about the ongoing debate surrounding Tebow.
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Love Him Or Hate Him, Tim Tebow Owns Denver

Denver is buzzing about quarterback Tim Tebow and the resurgent Denver Broncos. This Sunday's match-up between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos is expected to be one of the most-watched NFL games of the season. Tebow has drawn attention for the public display of his Christian faith.
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Taking Christmas Pageants To A Whole New Level

Every year, a Prince George's County church puts on a Christmas pageant featuring hundreds of cast members, live animals, and nationally-renowned gospel singers.

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