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The San Diego Coalition of Reason opened this booth in Balboa Park to support the atheist community and to evangelize nonbelief to religious people. Claire Trageser /NPR hide caption

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Ardent Atheists Spread Their Reverence For Disbelief

Amid the religious evangelists in San Diego's Balboa Park, there's a table with a banner that reads, "Relax, Hell Does Not Exist." These atheists are looking for converts.

The U.S. holds more prisoners in solitary confinement than any other democratic country, according to critics of the treatment. Here, an immigrant detainee makes a call from his "segregation cell" at a detention facility in Adelanto, Calif., last November. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

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Soldiers march during a graduation ceremony for recruits of the Libyan army in Tripoli, the capital, on Jan. 16. The military, gutted by years under Moammar Gadhafi and by NATO attacks, faces multiple challenges as it tries to rebuild. Ismail Zitouny/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army

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Activists protest Uganda's anti-gay legislation in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. LGBT status has been grounds for asylum in the U.S. since 1994, but winning refugee status can be difficult, particularly for people who are unable to obtain visas to the U.S. before applying. Dai Kurokawa /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

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For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied up the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals — counting both reviewers and authors. Peter Mautsch/iStockphoto hide caption

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When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

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The San Diego Coalition of Reason opened this booth in Balboa Park to support the atheist community and to evangelize nonbelief to religious people. Claire Trageser /NPR hide caption

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Ardent Atheists Spread Their Reverence For Disbelief

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Children do better — in school and emotionally — when they have enough time with both parents, according to a fathers' rights group pushing for joint-custody laws. iStockphoto hide caption

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Push To Change Custody Laws: What's Best For Kids?

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