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Supreme Court Scheduled to Hear Important Freedom of Religion Dispute

April 17, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
A plan to make a playground safer for preschoolers is at the center of one of the most important legal battles in decades over the separation of church and state, to be heard Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Pastor from Trump inauguration creates safe haven for undocumented immigrants

March 3, 2017
A Sacramento pastor sets up a safe space for immigrants in his church.
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Trump acts on Muslim ban and is set to name a Supreme Court nominee. Plus, what's next for the women's march?

January 27, 2017
President Trump signs executive order freezing refugee visas from predominantly Muslim countries.
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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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