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John Walker Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 after fighting with the Taliban. AP hide caption

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American Taliban Sues For Religious Freedom

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Is Your Candidate Keeping The Faith?

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Mitt Romney rarely talks about his Mormon faith. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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The Risks And Rewards Of Romney's Faith Story

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney eats ice cream from Millie's on the run before a fundraising event earlier this month in Nantucket, Mass. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Closing Maine Churches Auction Their Remnants

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John Walker Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 after fighting with the Taliban. File Photo/AP hide caption

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Christians pray for Rimsha on the roof of their priest's compound. Hundreds of the girl's Christian neighbors have fled their homes, fearing attacks by Muslims. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Family members and friends gather around 8-day-old Israeli baby Oz Naftaly Cohen after his traditional Jewish circumcision ceremony in 2005. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Some Israeli Parents Rethink Ritual Circumcision

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This composite image shows Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (left) and Vice President Biden. Both men are Catholic, but their worldviews are strikingly different. Jose Luis Magana/Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Aamir Liaquat, 41, is one of Pakistan's most famous and controversial TV hosts. During the holy month of Ramadan, he broadcasts live for 11 hours a day while fasting and drawing record audiences. Back in 2008, remarks he made about a religious minority in Pakistan were followed by a wave of deadly violence. He was fired and recently rehired. Courtesy of Geo TV hide caption

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What Lies Ahead For America's Nuns

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