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Archbishop John J. Myers stands outside Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. The archbishop has urged followers to assess the presidential candidates for their views on abortion and gay marriage. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Dovid Karpov has been the rabbi at the Darkei Shalom synagogue since it was built 15 years ago. Like many people in his congregation, Karpov grew up in a Soviet-era family that was not religious. He says he had to learn his faith for himself. Sergei Sotnikov/NPR hide caption

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For Hasidic Jews, A Slow, Steady Rebirth In Russia

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Ads condemning radical Islam went up in the New York City subway system today. The transit authority posted them after losing a legal battle with the ads' sponsor. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Yorkers Rush By As Embattled Anti-Jihad Ads Hit The Subway

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American Muslims have not been protesting the recent anti-Islam video, The Innocence of Muslims. However, they have held demonstrations in recent years, including this one directed at the New York police department in November 2011. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Since leaving Fox News in 2011, Glenn Beck has found his way back to TV. His Internet television network, The Blaze TV, is now available to subscribers of the Dish Network. Kris Connor/Getty Images for Dish Network hide caption

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Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck

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Coptic Christians Feared Attacks After Anti-Islam Film

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Ancient Paper Suggests Jesus May Have Been Married

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The Obamas walk back to the White House after attending Easter service at St. John's Episcopal Church on April 8. President Obama is the only Protestant on either 2012 presidential ticket. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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