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New Efforts To Extend Statutes Of Limitations For Sexual Crimes

To help rape victims seek justice, some states are changing laws to allow prosecution decades later. But criminal defense attorneys say this will lead to the conviction of innocent people. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about the debate over extending statutes of limitations for sexual assault.

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Pope Francis Sets Canonization Date For Mother Teresa: Sept. 4

In addition to Mother Teresa, four other Catholic figures — who lived in Argentina, Mexico, Sweden and Poland — will become saints this year.
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GOP Mystery: Why Do Many Evangelicals Back Donald Trump?

Many election observers struggle to understand why evangelical Christians have embraced Trump. Renee Montagne talks to Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, tells Renee Montagne.
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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

Many Muslims say radicals who cite the Prophet Muhammad to justify violence misrepresent his teachings. To combat ISIS, they say, means strengthening the faithful's understanding of Islam's founder.
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New Set Of TV Shows Tackle Complexities Of Religion

NPR reviews the set of new TV shows that all have religious faith as a central theme. Just how does TV deal with that in 2016? The shows are Of Kings and Prophets and The Real O'Neals on ABC, The Path on Hulu and The Passion on Fox.
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New Vatican Rules Will Put More Spreadsheets Into The Saint-Making Process

Canonization is pricey: One journalist estimates half a million dollars is spent per candidate. Until now, it was spent with little oversight or documentation. Pope Francis is pushing to change that.
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This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

For Muslim-Americans, there was a world before Sept. 11 and after. Now, the dual threats of extremism and atheism threaten them further. A group of friends in D.C. voice their frustrations, and hopes.
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Shiva Is A God Who Likes Marijuana — And So Do Many Of His Followers

At a festival celebrating the Hindi god today in Nepal, many of the holy men and women follow in the footsteps of the deity and have a little hashish.
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Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

The prominent evangelical pastor talks about his recent denunciation of Donald Trump. He says he's puzzled as to why other evangelical leaders seem to give the Republican candidate a "free pass."
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Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

Conservative Christians have surprised pundits with their support for Donald Trump. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Bible translator and minister Jim Linzey about his endorsement.

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