A new study ranks 100 American cities according to how "Bible-minded" they are. The top spot went to Chattanooga, Tenn. Several cities in the Northeast and West were ranked "least Bible-minded." Joseph Kaczmarek/AP hide caption

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Can our nation afford political waffling on issues of scientific consensus? Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A pair of Christmas booties. Using the word "booty" to mean "plunder" has become impractical, as other connotations have overtaken its original meaning, religious scholars say. AP hide caption

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