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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

A new book, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, explores how faith brought two African-American icons together and eventually tore their relationship apart.
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Polygamous Church Leaders Indicted Over Allegations Of Food Stamp Fraud

Federal authorities have accused 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in what could be a crippling blow to the group.
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FLDS Church Leaders Indicted In Food Stamps Fraud

Eleven leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been indicted on conspiracy charges related to government nutrition assistance programs and money laundering.
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The True Number Of Evangelical Voters Depends On Who You Ask

Evangelical voters are often talked about as a key part of the electorate. But the actual number of evangelical voters and their religious beliefs are not nearly as clear-cut as pundits think.
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Pope Calls On Christians To Abolish Death Penalty

"The commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill,' has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis says.
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Taking On The Appeal Of ISIS, With Cartoons

"We need an average guy espousing the values of majority Muslims," says the creator of Average Mohamed, a cartoon that's spreading an anti-ISIS message.
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Pastor Redefines 'Church' For Transgender Youth

For transgender people, church can feel extremely unwelcoming. A congregation in Phoenix is trying to change that by offering free meals and support to them — many of whom are homeless trans youth.

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Pope Francis Condones Contraception With Zika Virus Threat

Pope Francis turned heads this week with statements on birth control and same-sex marriage that seemed at odds with Church doctrine. Then he waded into a spat with Donald Trump.
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Trump Is Defiant After Pope Criticizes His Plan To Build Border Wall

Campaigning in South Carolina, Donald Trump denounced Pope Francis' comments suggesting that he is not a Christian because of the GOP presidential front-runner's hardline position on immigration.
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Pope Francis Justifies Contraception In Regions Affected By Zika Virus

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press about the pope's justification for use of contraception in regions affected by the Zika virus.

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