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The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief airs Sunday — over the vigorous objection of Scientology officials. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

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Pope Francis Very Popular Among Both U.S. Catholics, Non-Catholics

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Boys in Uppsala, Sweden, read supportive messages placed at the entrance of a mosque following an attack in January. A new Pew study finds that religious intolerance is a global problem, with Muslims facing more hostility from individuals, and Christians from governments. Targeting of Jews, the study found, has gotten worse over in recent years. Anders Wiklund/AP hide caption

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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

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Mohamed Magid, imam with the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, speaks during in September during an anti-extremism news conference. He says that if someone with dangerous views comes to his mosque, he first tries to correct them, but reports them to authorities if necessary. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Muslim Groups Voice Willingness To Combat Extremism In Their Faith

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This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who was arrested on three counts of murder early Wednesday. On his Facebook page, Hicks described himself as a gun-toting atheist. Durham County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

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Obama Outlines 'New Approach' For Phone-Data Program

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Obama Calls For More Transparency, Privacy Protections At NSA

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Obama Highlights Challenges Of Balancing Security, Liberty

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Surveillance Controversy: NSA Versus Tech Companies

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