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Religion

Gambia upholds its ban on female genital cutting. Reversing it would have been a global first

Activists were worried that a reversal of the ban in Gambia would overturn years of work against the centuries-old practice that's often performed on girls younger than five.

Small fire in towering spire of medieval cathedral in French city of Rouen is under control

Witnesses in Rouen were jittery since the memory of Paris’ Notre Dame blaze is still etched in the national consciousness.

Dozens rally in Pakistan after a Christian man is sentenced to death for blasphemy

Under the country’s blasphemy laws, anyone found guilty of insulting Islam or Islamic religious figures can be sentenced to death.

Suing is not the answer

Sometimes it's best — and more fun — to ignore politicians who are begging for attention.

Oklahoma state superintendent orders schools to teach the Bible in grades 5 through 12

Oklahoma law already explicitly allows Bibles in the classroom and lets teachers use them in instruction, per a spokesperson for state Attorney General Gentner Drummond.

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