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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 11, 2013

Supreme Court Examines Anew Prayer At Government Functions

By Nina Totenberg

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The U.S. Supreme Court delved into a subject Wednesday that has bedeviled it for decades: how to reconcile a tradition of public prayers with the Constitution's ban on establishment of religion. At issue were almost exclusively Christian prayers that took place at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y.

Categories: Government, Law, Religion







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 04, 2013

Gay Rights Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

The U.S. Senate is moving ahead with legislation to bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.




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