16-year-old Amaiya Zafar (left) spars in the Circle of Disclipline gym in Minneapolis earlier this month. USA Boxing has granted Zafar a religious exemption to fight in one bout while wearing hijab. Sarah O'Keefe-Zafar hide caption

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Writer Recalls Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. listening to a transistor radio in the front line of the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to campaign for proper registration of black voters, March 23, 1965. Ralph Abernathy (second from left), Ralph Bunche (third from right) and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (far right) march with him. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Labels Jehovah's Witnesses An Extremist Group

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Russia's Supreme Court Thursday banned the Jehovah's Witnesses' organization, classifying it an extremist group. The sect's Russia headquarters as well as some 400 local chapters are to be seized by the state. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

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Supreme Court Considers Separation Of Church And State In Playground Case

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For about 20 years starting in 1990, Brio magazine was the evangelical answer to Seventeen. Focus on the Family is bringing it back, saying they see a renewed need among teens for alternative voices. Courtesy of Brio hide caption

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Christian Teen Magazine 'Brio' Returns With A 'Biblical Worldview'

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A Look Centuries-Old Misconceptions About Mary Magdalene

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Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter

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Easter Bells Ring Out At The Vatican

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Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech April 9 during a campaign meeting in Paris. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. Fillon has played up his religion during the campaign, and that has played well with France's Catholics. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Conservative French Presidential Nominee's Unusual Tactic: Tout His Faith

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When Easter And Passover Overlap

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In Israel, Muslims Hold 'American Idol'-Style Call-To-Prayer Contest

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Immense Intolerance Felt Toward Christians In Egypt, Coptic Bishop Says

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Despite Corruption Charges, French Catholics Stand Behind Francois Fillon

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