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Jeffrey Bronfman, UDV church national vice president; Solar Law, UDV church national president; and Tai Bixby, head pastor of the Santa Fe congregation. Churchgoers participate in a ceremony where hallucinogenic huasca tea is consumed, and some neighbors are trying to block the construction of a UDV temple. John Burnett /NPR hide caption

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Controversy Brews Over Church's Hallucinogenic Tea Ritual

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Inchworm [Silent Servant Remix] Battles

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On Broadway, One Runt To Rule Them All

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I Got Rhythm Erroll Garner
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China Seeks Soft Power Influence in U.S. Through CCTV

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Prepare To Get Hot And Heavy With This Chicken Recipe

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Besame Mucho The Hot Club Of Cowtown
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KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER

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Making Room: Can Smaller Apartments Help New York City Grow?

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Can't You Hear Me Knocking The Rolling Stones

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Max Baucus Says He Was Montana's 'Hired Hand' On Gun Vote

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Dawn Wawn Jesse Futerman

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From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters

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Jackson Slavic Soul Party!

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Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal

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