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Twitter Users Risk Damnation, Saudi Religious Police Say

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — "has lost this world and his afterlife." Many Saudis have turned to social media sites for news and to discuss issues they might otherwise not be able to bring up.
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Boston Bombing Suspect Buried In Secret At Virginia Cemetery

After a funeral director's two-week ordeal to find a place that would accept his body, Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried at a Muslim cemetery in central Virginia.
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Making Peace With The Bible By Writing It Out Word For Word

Reading the Bible from cover to cover might seem like a heavy task. But what about writing it? Host Michel Martin speaks with Phillip Patterson, who is just two verses away from writing out the whole King James Bible. He talks about how he kept the faith in spite of loss and illness.
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Elizabeth Smart, Sexual Assault, And The Mormon Church

There's relief this week after three abducted women were found in Ohio. It's an ordeal that kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart knows all too well. She said that abstinence lessons she learned as a child made her feel worthless after being raped by her captor. Host Michel Martin discusses those comments with a Mormon blogger.
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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

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