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Film Shines A 'Spotlight' On Boston's Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

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The Green family, owner of the Oklahoma-based crafts store, is under investigation for allegedly importing religious artifacts illegally. The Greens have a large collection of artifacts that they plan to display in their Museum of the Bible, due to open in November 2017. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a North Texas Presidential Forum hosted by Faith & Freedom Coalition and Prestonwood Baptist Church last weekend. Brandon Wade/AP hide caption

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Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials With Dating Apps And Vegan Halal Soap

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African Bishops' Profiles Raised In Vatican Synod

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Pope Francis Challenged In Synod Showing Vatican Divisions

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Kerry, Netanyahu Discuss Recent Violence In Israel

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String Of Church Fires In St. Louis Raise Concern

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Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi (right) is denying claims in Italian newspapers that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor. The rumors are part of an attempt to undermine the pope, the Vatican says. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Eritrean Dies After Israeli Security Mistakes Him For Assailant In Bus Station Attack

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at a news conference in Spain. Kerry will attempt to strike the right balance in separate meetings later this week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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With Song And Celebration, Mosque Chips Away At Sunni-Shiite Divide

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