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Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Stokes Marriage Controversy

Crowds of people were dining on chicken and waffle fries today for "Chick-fil-A Appreciate Day," as some consumers sought to voice their support for comments made by the company's CEO about traditional marriage.

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Michigan Minister Tapped As Dean Of National Cathedral

A new dean was nominated for the Washington National Cathedral. He was selected in part for his background in the civil rights movement in the 1960s.


An Athlete's Ramadan Dilemma: To Fast or Not?

The London Olympics are underway, and so is the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And that's left many Muslim athletes facing a dilemma — to fast or not to fast? For more on how athletes are dealing with this bind, host Michel Martin talks with Al Jazeera English's Lee Wellings.

Weight Gain, Health Issues Threaten Muslim Fasters

Muslims across the world are fasting from dawn to dusk for the holy month of Ramadan. Weight gain and health problems related to overeating have been reported during the month, and medical professionals are warning against eating too much to break the fast. Host Michel Martin speaks to dietician Nour Zibdeh about the best ways to eat during Ramadan.

Eye On The Jewish Vote, Romney Commits To Israel

Mitt Romney is in Israel this weekend, in part to drum up support from pro-Israel groups living in the United States. The Jewish vote makes up only 4 percent of the American electorate, but it's where those votes are located that has both sides spending millions to woo them.

U.S. Still Religious, But Trust In Institutions Wanes

Though more Americans go to church or believe in God than their counterparts in virtually every other Western country, fewer Americans now trust religious institutions. A recent Gallup poll showed that just 44 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in "the church or organized religion."