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High Court Weighs 'Under God' in Schools

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High Court Weighs 'Under God' in Schools

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High Court Weighs 'Under God' in Schools

High Court Weighs 'Under God' in Schools

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether to preserve the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance recited daily by American schoolchildren. Congress added the words to the pledge in 1954, at the height of anti-communist fervor. Now, a California father and avowed atheist is suing, saying the pledge amounts to an endorsement of religion. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.