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January 20, 2015 The court said a ban on beards violated the prisoner's religious freedom. The state of Arkansas had argued that the beard presented security concerns and that it could be used to hide contraband.
At the center of the debate: prescription contraceptives.
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January 3, 2014 Religious organizations have objected to the new health care law's requirement that employers include contraception coverage in the insurance plans they offer employees. But the Obama administration says one group of nuns is already exempt and has no standing to object.
March 19, 2012 This week's Political Junkie column: Will the rhetoric and controversies focusing on contraception affect women's choices in November? Plus: a look ahead to the key House contests in the Illinois primary. And remembering Peter Bergman of Firesign Theater.
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