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How Police Chaplains Step In After Departments Cope With Officer Deaths

Police officers are struggling with the deaths of five of their own. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with chaplain Gary Holden, founder of the Police Chaplain Program, about ministering to law enforcement.
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Former Evangelical Pastor Rethinks His Approach To Courtship

Josh Harris, a former evangelical pastor, wrote an influential book on Christian courtship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with him about the criticism he's gotten from people who grew up reading his book.
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Officers Can Turn To Police Chaplains In Time Of Need

When police officers need someone to talk to, they can turn to police chaplains. President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains Mark Clements talks about what they are saying this week.
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Hillary Clinton Addresses Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention

The AME Church is holding its convention this week in Philadelphia. Members react to the deaths of five police officers, after a spate of police-related violence rocked Minneapolis and Baton Rouge.
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Mama Dragons Try To Prevent Suicides Among Mormon-LGBT Children

Among Mormons, there is a group of women known as Mama Dragons, fierce protectors of their LGBT children. They were put to the test after the church hardened its stance against same-sex marriages.
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Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

The replica opens in Williamstown, Ky., this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.
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A Noah's Ark In Kentucky Encounters Controversy

A theme park featuring a life-size Noah's Ark opens this week in Kentucky. Its creator calls it a "world-class attraction." Critics say it reinforces the state's anti-science image.
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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

After surviving the Nazi death camps, Wiesel advocated on behalf of victims of hate and persecution around the world. He died Saturday at the age of 87.
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Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Protecting Religious Objections To Gay Marriage

Late Thursday night, shortly before the controversial law was set to take effect, a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. He called it an "attempt to put LGBT citizens back in their place."
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Church Should Apologize To Gays, Pope Francis Says

The pope, who's ushered in a more welcoming attitude toward homosexuals, says the Catholic Church should seek forgiveness for its mistreatment of gays. His comments came during a flight from Armenia.

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