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Rev. William Barber spoke earlier this month at a get-out-the-vote rally at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.. Tom Gjelten /NPR hide caption

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Preaching Gospel Of Love And Justice, William Barber Mobilizes Progressive Christians

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A visitor walks by a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue following Saturday's shooting in Pittsburgh on Monday. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Shouldn't Be Shocked Anti-Semitism Persists: Conspiratorial Rhetoric Feeds It

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Matthew Shepard's family leaves with his remains after public ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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'You Are Safe Now': Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest At National Cathedral

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The two met in 2015 during the pope's visit to Washington, D.C. Gary Cameron/Reuters hide caption

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Frustration Grows As N.C. Schools Are Slow To Reopen After Florence

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Many People Hit By Hurricane Florence Are Still Dependent On Charity Relief Groups

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Some Of The Problems That Hurricanes Bring Emerge Only After The Storm Leaves

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Pope Francis has summoned church leaders from around the world to the Vatican in February to address the continuing clergy sex abuse crisis. Some bishops say the abuse is due to gay priests within the church. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests

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Pope Summons Bishops To Meeting On Sexual Abuse

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Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican with leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church, including the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, to discuss clergy sexual abuse. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her own clergy abuse investigation last month. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Has Catholic Canon Law Aggravated The Clergy Abuse Crisis?

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Investigation Into Clergy Sex Abuse May Set New Precedent

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