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Maj. Nidal Hasan: A Murderer or Martyr ?

The Barbershop guys talk about the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. He's on trial for a mass shooting at an Army base in 2009 and decided to represent himself. Some have wondered whether that is a wise move. The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Is Obama Snubbing Russia?

Was President Obama's cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a silly snub or smart diplomatic strategy? The Barbershop guys offer a fresh cut on the week's news.
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Sikh Says No Room For Hate, A Year After Temple Shooting

One year ago today, a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple before turning the gun on himself. Host Michel Martin talks to a member of the temple, Mandeep Kaur, about how Sikhs have turned to their faith to recover.
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Pope Francis' Comments: 'A Bridge, Not A Barrier'?

Pope Francis made headlines with his recent comments about gay priests. But many Catholics thought what he said about politics, poverty and women during his Brazil trip were just as ground-breaking. Host Michel Martin gets perspective from Father Leo Patalinghug and Professor Anthea Butler.
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Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.
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Sikhs Remember Tragedy By Embracing Faith

Last August, a Sikh community in Wisconsin lost six of its members in a mass shooting before Sunday services. Some local Sikhs say they've become more devoted in the year since the tragedy, and have begun wearing turbans and long beards in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of the faith.
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Should Military Chaplains Have To Believe In God?

An Oxford-trained theologian named Jason Heap, who doesn't believe in God, wants to become the first humanist chaplain in the U.S. Navy. The Navy won't yet allow it, even though 13,000 active duty service men and women identify as atheists or agnostics.
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Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

Priests of the powerful Georgian Orthodox Church led a recent attack on a group of people protesting against homophobia in Tblisi, Georgia. The incident in May raises questions about human rights and the balance of power between church and state in the religiously conservative former Soviet republic.
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Pope Francis Speaks Out On Gay Priests, Role Of Women

Pope Francis wrapped up a remarkable trip to Latin America on Monday, but he kept making news on his flight home. During a midair news conference, the pontiff said he does not "judge" gay priests and seeks a greater role for women in Catholic life. For more on the significance of the pope's comments, David Greene talks with the Rev. Thomas Reese, senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter.
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Police Arrest Woman Suspected Of Vandalizing Washington Icon

The woman allegedly splattered green paint on the organ at the National Cathedral. Paint was similarly splattered at the Lincoln Memorial last week.

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