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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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Pope Francis: Church Should Apologize To Gays And Other Marginalized Groups

Aboard a flight from Armenia, the pontiff said the Church owes an apology not only to gay people, but also to other marginalized groups. "We Christians must say we are sorry," he said.
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During Ramadan In Cairo, It's Eat, Pray, Drum

Drummers travel Cairo's streets every morning during the Ramadan holiday month and wake people for their pre-dawn meal. NPR's Leila Fadel went along with one of them.
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As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

Voters have long demanded that their presidential candidates demonstrate outward signs of religious faith. So far in 2016, that may be changing — though some evangelicals are uneasy at the prospect.
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Many Muslim Refugees Spend Ramadan Inside Migrant Camps

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Jeanne Carstensen from Athens about how Muslim refugees are spending this year's Ramadan inside of migrant camps.
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Pope Francis Speaks Of 'Genocide' In Armenia Visit

Pope Francis is in Armenia, a country with ancient roots to Christianity and the Pope seeks to encourage as it's buffeted by its huge neighbors, Turkey and Russia.

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