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Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draws Praise And Skepticism

Two blocks south of the National Mall, construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible: a $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews.
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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.
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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.
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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
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House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.
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More Muslim Groups Voice Willingness To Combat Extremism In Their Faith

Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.
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Less Damage, Less Grime: Phase One Of Cathedral's Earthquake Repairs Is Over

Six flying buttresses have been shored up, ceilings have been repaired, and a lot has been cleaned, but there's more work to be done.

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Mass Beheading Of Coptic Christians

The footage is supposed to show militants from the self-declared Islamic State executing 21 Coptic Christians captured by the extremist group last week.
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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.

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