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Philippe Sands: "East West Street"

A human rights lawyer investigates how his mother escaped from the Nazis as a child. In the process, he discovers unique connections between the lives of his relatives killed in the Holocaust and the creation of the legal concepts "genocide" and "crimes against humanity."

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Muslims Are Just The Latest In History Of Scapegoats, Author Says

In his book Scapegoats, human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar says Muslims are the newest group in the U.S. to be ostracized. But there is a long history of groups before them facing discrimination.
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Seizing On Pope's Remarks, Women Meet In Rome To Discuss Female Priesthood

Pope Francis broke a Catholic Church taboo last month when he said he would create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons — as they did in early Christianity.
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How Utah's Compromise Could Serve As A Model For Other States

Some states are trying to pass religious freedom laws. Utah's legislature has protected religious groups and advocates for same-sex marriage. Steve Inskeep talks to state Senator Stuart Adams,.
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A New Translation Of The Bible Is Available

The Bible — from Genesis to Revelations — has been translated into emojis. You know, the smiley faces, thumbs up, lightning bolts and other symbols people use in text messages.
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After 11-Year Vigil, Massachusetts Catholic Church Holds Final Service

In 2004, the Archdiocese of Boston announced the closure of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass. Parishioners have fought to keep it open, but finally exhausted their legal appeals.
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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Pastor Writes To Dispel Embedded Misconceptions About Transgender People

As churches seek understanding about the LGBT community, a Dallas pastor wrote a blog post sharing seven things he learned about transgender people. Rachel Martin speaks with Pastor Mark Wingfield.
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The Sacred Glacier Is Melting But The Festival Goes On

That's the sad situation facing thousands of Peruvians who climb a mountain for the 'Snow Star' festival, which starts on Sunday.
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Meet Bonbibi: The Indian Forest Goddess Worshipped Across Religions

In the Indian mangrove forest called the Sundarbans, Bonbibi is worshipped by Hindus and Muslims alike. Her story reflects some of what makes this landscape so unique.

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