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Do Religious Freedom Bills Discriminate Against LGBT?

Business owners could be able to deny services to LGBT people if an Arizona bill is signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.
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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.
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'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin'

Leah Vincent grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. They cut her off when she was 16, after she was caught sending letters to a boy. Vincent shares her journey outside the faith in her memoir.
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Catholic Church Examines Financial Cost Of Sainthood

When a candidate is considered for sainthood, the Catholic Church's process requires research into the candidate's life, legal documentation and consultations with theologians. Expenses can range from $50,000 to $250,000. Now, the Vatican is moving to cut those costs.
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Tale Of Two Popes: Francis, Benedict Appear Together In Public

The pontiff and his predecessor appeared at St. Peter's Basilica for a ceremony to anoint 19 new Roman Catholic cardinals.
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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.
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Pope Welcomes New Cardinals, Many From Developing World

The choices reflect the pope's belief that the church leadership should resemble the changing makeup of its members. New cardinals come from the Philippines, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.
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Meet The New Pope, Mostly The Same As The Old Popes

Theologian George Weigel tells NPR's Scott Simon that Pope Francis is actually very similar to his papal predecessors.
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From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.
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Judge Tosses Suit Alleging NYPD Illegally Spied On Muslims

U.S. District Judge William Martini said the spying was aimed at preventing terrorism and did not amount to profiling based on religion.

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