Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers

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Bjorn Mustard of Chesapeake, Va., (left) says he felt depressed and uncomfortable before coming out as transgender. Brian Hopkins of Mathews County, Va., (right) says he believes transgender teens are confused and he supports rolling back protections for transgender students. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Headstones Vandalized At Jewish Cemetery In Missouri

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After Criticism, Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitic Violence

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Adults and children return to St. Louis Jewish Community Center on Jan. 18, in St. Louis after canine units cleared the building. According to St. Louis County Police, someone called the front desk claiming a device was inside. Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

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Zachary Linderer said he wanted to go to college to major in the field of science, but growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, higher education was prohibited by his parents. Courtesy Luke Vander Ploeg hide caption

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Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

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Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Strovink, of Massachusetts Attorney General Healey's Civil Rights Division, answers calls coming into the state's hate hotline. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Massachusetts Hotline Tracks Post-Election Hate

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Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican woman seeking to avoid deportation from the United States, speaks Wednesday as she holds her 6-year-old daughter, Zuri, during a news conference in a Denver church in which Vizguerra and her children have taken refuge. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Sanctuary Churches Brace For Clash With Trump Administration

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Tareq Oubrou, an imam in Bordeaux, delivers a sermon in French and Arabic at the city's grand mosque. Most imams in France speak only in Arabic. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In France, Some Muslims Seek To 'Adapt' Islam To Secular Culture

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Monk Spreads Buddhist Philosophy With 140-Character Tweets

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In his campaign, Trump criticized President Obama for his reluctance to use the words "radical Islamic extremism." The Trump administration may now want to refocus key programs on Muslim extremists. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

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Fragments of jars that contained stolen scrolls, found in a cave in cliffs near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in Israel. Casey L. Olson and Oren Gutfeld/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem hide caption

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Widespread Child Sexual Abuse By Australian Catholic Church Revealed

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Anti-Pope Francis posters appeared in Rome last week, with a message in a Roman street dialect saying, "Hey, Frank, you took over Congregations, suspended priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of The Immaculate, ignored Cardinals... Where the heck is your mercy?" Sylvia Poggioli /NPR hide caption

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Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

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Residents and reporters follow Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the first Christian, ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta, as he campaigns for election in an East Jakarta neighborhood. Yosef Riadi for NPR hide caption

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Facing Blasphemy Charges, Indonesian Politician 'Happy That History Chose Me'

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Pope Benedict XVI apologized in 2008 to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy at a mass in Sydney at St. Mary's Cathedral. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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The Evangelical Response To Trump

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Hanan Isweiri is a Ph.D. student at Colorado State University. She flew to Libya in January to visit with family after her father's death. She was able to re-enter the U.S. Saturday. Courtesy of Colorado State University hide caption

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Travel Ban Keeps Scientists Out Of The Lab

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The Rev. Adam Hamilton preaches to the congregation at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection outside of Kansas City. The multi-campus church with a membership of more than 20,000 is the largest Methodist church in the U.S. Courtesy of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection hide caption

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Kansas City Clergyman Seeks Way To Pastor Across The Political Divide

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