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A plethora of religious iconography fill the National Museum of American History's new exhibit, Religion in Early America. From left to right, an 18th century Torah scroll, a 17th century Catholic cross and a children's Noah's Ark playset from 1828 sit on display. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

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Iraqis and supporters rallied outside a Detroit courthouse Wednesday as a hearing began on a lawsuit that seeks to stop the government from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals who were recently rounded up. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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FBI Concludes GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Had No Ties To Terrorism

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What We Know About The Virginia Shooting Suspect

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Southern Baptists Update Bible's Language On Gender

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Denise Zamora is the organizer of Saturday's "March Against Sharia" in San Bernardino, Calif., the site of a 2015 mass shooting. Michael Radcliffe/NPR hide caption

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'March Against Sharia' Planned Across The U.S.

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Authorities Brace For Conflict During Anti-Sharia Marches

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Pregnant Student Barred From Graduation At Md. Christian School

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President Trump is welcomed by the prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein as he arrives at the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

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Trump Takes Religion Tour On First International Trip

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Trump Will Meet Pope Francis At Apostolic Palace During Vatican Visit

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The sun sets over the old Saudi palace on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh. President Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel and the Vatican, starting Friday. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

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