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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.
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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.
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Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger

When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.
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Rabbi: During Transition, Look Back On Accomplishments

Host Michel Martin speaks with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld for a final Faith Matters conversation.
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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.
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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.
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For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
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A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry

Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.
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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.
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As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

New research examines the effects of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which millions of people around the world go without food all day. Does religious practice affect economic growth?

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