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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.
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Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again

Members of Lev Tahor left Canada with trail of allegations of child abuse. Then leaders of the Guatemalan village where they settled asked them to leave. The sect is again looking for a new home.
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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.
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At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

Across the U.S., women work the kitchens of temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, putting on both simple meals and complex feasts. They see their work as serving God by serving others.
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Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months

Villagers in Al-Qoush opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as it's 6th-century monastery.
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A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Locals in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.
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Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.
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Pope's Remarks On Iraq Seem To Support Use Of Military Force

Tess Vigeland speaks with John Allen, associate editor with The Boston Globe, about Pope Francis' recent comments that appear to support the use of force against the the Islamic State.

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