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Donald Trump Tries to Move Past Flare-Up With Khizr Khan, Ghazala Khan

August 2, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Janet Hook, Reid Epstein | The Wall Street Journal
At his first campaign rally since a public spat erupted with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought to change the subject to economic issues and concerns he has about the course of the general election.
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How African-American Church Leaders Are Responding To New Challenges

July 12, 2016
Tom Gjelten | NPR
The crisis in police-community relations again calls for a strong role for the church, but some black religious leaders fear they have lost the initiative to other groups like Black Lives Matter.
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Donald Trump Back-Pedals on Banning Muslims From U.S.

June 28, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Damian Paletta | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump appears to be backing away from one of his signature and most controversial proposals—banning Muslims from entering the U.S.—as polls show him falling slightly behind Hillary Clinton.
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No plans for Pope Francis to meet with Sanders, Vatican says

April 14, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Pope Francis has no plans to meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential candidate's brief visit to the Vatican on Friday, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.
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Sanders’s side trip to the Vatican poses risks — and potential rewards

April 9, 2016
Karen Tumulty, John Wagner | The Washington Post
If Bernie Sanders were someone other than a secular Jewish democratic socialist, it might be thought of as a “Hail Mary” moment for him.
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By the numbers: Muslims in America

March 25, 2016
| Washington Week
Much of the rhetoric during the 2016 campaign has centered around the role of Muslims in American life. Some Republican candidates have policy platforms that call for law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” or an end to all Muslim immigration to the United States. Other candidates have denounced these proposals, calling them dangerous or only leading to more polarization. In light of these comments, we decided to take a look at how Muslims contribute to everyday American life. How many live in the United States? Serve in the Armed Forces? Here are some numbers.

The Fight to Replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court and The Donald vs. The Pope

February 19, 2016
The sudden death of Justice Scalia sets off an uproar about who should nominate his successor.
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Is Donald Trump really a Christian? What we know about his faith

February 19, 2016
Juana Summers | Mashable
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said it was "disgraceful" that Pope Francis questioned his faith on Thursday, telling voters here in South Carolina that he is a very good Christian.
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