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Catherine Coleman Murphy, of Lansdale, Pa., and Jack Wintermyer, of Silver Spring, Md., protest outside Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia the day after the Philadelphia archdiocese suspended 21 priests who were named by a grand jury as child molestation suspects.
A religious statue stands amid the debris left by last Friday's tsunami in Natori, Miyagi prefecture. Many Japanese will turn to Shinto and Buddhist rituals as they cope with the disaster stemming from a powerful earthquake.
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Republican Rep. Peter King of New York, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, gavels to order the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community.
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Knust writes that "the story of the garden of Eden is the second of two creation stories, the first of which offers quite a different picture of male-female creation, one in which God creates humankind all at once."