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Nearly 400,000 Of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya Seek Asylum In Bangladesh

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Islamic Society Of Tampa Bay Opened As An Evacuation Shelter

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Steve Bannon Criticizes Catholic Bishops For Response To DACA

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Cathedral Dean On Decision To Remove Confederate Stained-Glass Windows

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The Washington National Cathedral decided to remove the Confederate battle flag from its windows last year. Its leaders decided this week to take down stained-glass windows portraying Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Courtesy of The National Cathedral hide caption

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The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a relative of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, resigned on Monday as pastor from a North Carolina church. Above, Lee speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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For people who believe in God, natural disasters can challenge faith. For some, it becomes impossible to believe there is a God in command when truly awful things happen. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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'He Has A Reason': How Natural Disasters Test The Faithful

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How Natural Disasters Can Be Faith-Challenging Experiences

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As Flood Recovery Starts In Houston, Many Go Back To Church

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After a series of big tremors last August, Norcia's small community of Benedictine monks sought shelter on the mountainside high above the town. An earthquake devastated the town, seen here from the mountainside, in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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