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Trump puts faith in religious right

October 14, 2017
Joan Biskupic | CNN
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has plunged into fights long sought by the religious right, issuing a 25-page memo bolstering legal protections for people of faith, rolling back employers' requirement for birth-control coverage and reversing a policy that included LGBT employees under US anti-discrimination law.
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In contrast to business councils, Trump's evangelical advisers stay put

August 18, 2017
Tom Gjelten | NPR
President Trump has lost business advisers as a result of his Charlottesville comments, but his evangelical advisers appear to be sticking by him.

The FBI shortlist, a new voter fraud commission and Trump & McConnell's unlikely partnership

May 12, 2017
President Trump is already interviewing possible replacements for ousted FBI Director James Comey.

Clinton and Comey relive 2016 campaign, Pence serves as health care power broker

May 5, 2017
Six months after the presidential election, the FBI's role is still debated.
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Trump Poised to Ease Rules on Religious Groups in Politics

May 4, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump will take executive action Thursday to give churches and religious groups greater leeway to engage in politics without risking their tax-exempt status, according to a senior White House official.
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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.

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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