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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn a North Korean nuclear test but doubt it was a hydrogen bomb. A feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalates. And France marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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New York City Settles Lawsuits Over Surveillance Of Muslims

New guidance against religious profiling by police officers in New York City were announced as part of the settlement. Renee Montagne talks to Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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NYPD Agrees To Settle 2 Lawsuits On Surveillance Of Muslims

The New York Police Department has agreed to settle a pair of lawsuits that allege it illegally targeted Muslims in terrorism investigations. The settlement, if approved by a judge, will codify rules for terrorism investigations and provide more oversight.
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Saudi Arabia Vs. Iran: Why Their Feud Goes Beyond Sectarian Tensions

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rutgers University professor Toby Jones, who has written about the politics behind the execution of a Shiite leader in Saudi Arabia.
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U.S. Declines To Play Referee In Saudi Arabia, Iran Dispute

The State Department says the U.S. is not going to be the "referee" in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but their dispute threatens U.S. goals in the region.
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Can Mormons Drink Coca-Cola?

Many people assume Coca-Cola and other caffeinated drinks are forbidden under Mormon church doctrine. The truth is more complicated, and has been a long-running subject of debate among Mormons.
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The Rise Of The Mega-Mosque In Turkey

The country has been undergoing a building spree of massive places of worship, which not all the residents are thrilled about. Borzou Daragahi, who's been writing of the boom for Buzzfeed, explains.
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In 2015, TV Broke Ground By Showing Relatable Women In Hijab

When Muslim women in headscarves appear on TV, it's often in the context of hate crimes, terrorism or politics. But in 2015, TV showed hijab-wearing women joking, coding and cooking up a storm.
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Catholic Priest Apologizes For Riding 'Hoverboard' During Church Service

Father Albert San Jose became something of a viral hit after video was posted online of him riding a self-balancing scooter through the aisles, singing "May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You."
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Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government" (Rebroadcast)

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.

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