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National Cathedral Will Reopen In November; Repairs Will Cost Millions

The National Cathedral, closed since sustaining extensive damage from the August earthquake that shook Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area, will reopen on Nov. 12, according to officials.
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Do Civil Rights Laws Apply To Parochial Schools?

A teacher at a Lutheran church school in Michigan was fired after invoking her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. On Wednesday, her case goes before the Supreme Court. At issue is whether such teachers are "ministers" and should be considered exempt from the nation's civil rights laws.
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A Leading Figure In The New Apostolic Reformation

Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry's recent prayer rally. A leading apostle, C. Peter Wagner, talks about the movement and its missions, which include acquiring leadership positions in government, the media, and arts and entertainment.
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Former New Orleans Archbishop Dies At 98

Melissa Block talks with Peter Finney, executive editor of the Clarion Herald, about the legacy of former Archbishop Philip Hannan, who died this morning at the age of 98.
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Jewish New Year Brings New Music

As Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday night, The Afro-Semitic Experience brings a twist to traditional music associated with the holiday. The band's latest album, Further Definitions of the Days of Awe, fuses Jewish liturgical music with jazz and Afro-centric rhythms. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with founder, composer and bassist David Chevan, as well as drummer Alvin Carter Junior.
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The Hard Economics Of High Holy Days

As synagogues head into High Holy Days, they're finding that the economy is fundamentally affecting their finances. Some rabbis are giving away tickets for people who can't afford them, and others face deeper financial problems not seen since the Depression.
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Christians Divided Over Science Of Human Origins

The story of Adam and Eve is a primary belief for many Christians. Some Christian scholars argue that research on the human genome shows that modern humans did not descend from the Biblical couple, and that Christianity must find a way to reconcile modern science and religious beliefs.

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