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Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.
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In Utah, 'Book Of Mormon' Strikes A Chord

The Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, opened in Salt Lake City last week. The sendup of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is getting a rousing reception.
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Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

The Office of Exorcism reports a sharp increase in cases over the past decade — more than its five-man team can handle. Warning: It's a high-stress job. The priests believe the demons strike back.
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Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was criticized for evoking the Holocaust in comments on Iran's nuclear deal. It's the latest chapter in relations between Jewish and evangelical communities.
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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.
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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.
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Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy

The Indiana-based group Reclamation Studios is hosting conversations online and posting a series of videos refuting the Islamic State ideology that they say has hijacked their faith.
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Proposed Muslim Cemetery Rattles North Texas Town

A plan for a cemetery in Farmersville, north of Dallas, sparked a debate among residents. The mayor of the mostly white community says it will likely be approved, but some are pushing for a no vote.
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E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Rebroadcast)

Writer E.L. Doctorow died this week at the age of 84. We rebroadcast Diane’s 2009 conversation with the best-selling author on his book, “Homer and Langley."

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