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Jeffrey Bronfman, UDV church national vice president; Solar Law, UDV church national president; and Tai Bixby, head pastor of the Santa Fe congregation. Churchgoers participate in a ceremony where hallucinogenic huasca tea is consumed, and some neighbors are trying to block the construction of a UDV temple. John Burnett /NPR hide caption

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Plant Explosion Unites Small Texas Community

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Flames engulf the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, on April 20, 1993. A 51-day standoff at the compound ended in a fire and the deaths of about 80 sect members, including two dozen children. Susan Weems /AP hide caption

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12 Dead In Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast, Authorities Say

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Search And Rescue Ongoing After Texas Plant Explosion

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Blast Rips Through West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant

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The Rev. Julio Gonzalez leads Easter Mass at El Santuario de Chimayo in 2007. Thousands of visitors make a pilgrimage to visit the small chapel annually every Easter weekend. Many people believe that the dirt inside the chapel has healing powers. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

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Muslims pray during a special Eid ul-Fitr morning prayer at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Aug. 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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As Islam Grows, U.S. Imams In Short Supply

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L.A. Cardinal Removed From Position For Role In Sex Abuse Scandal

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