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The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2011

ABC NEWS: Religion Powerful Force In 2012 Race
Religion and politics may not always mix well together, but that’s not the case for Republican candidates.
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Circle of Protection for a Moral Budget

A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.

CNN: Groups Prepare To Bring Occupy Protests To Congress
Protesters from the Occupy movement and other groups are planning to converge on Capitol Hill Tuesday to air their grievances in front of members of Congress.
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MOTHER JONES: Occupied Washington
Grotesque income inequality is just a symptom of our larger political disease.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS/THE REPUBLICS: South Carolina's Christian Conservatives Focus More On Economy, Less On Social Issues
South Carolina's Christian conservatives, personified by Bob Jones University presidents and alums, have both made and broken presidential campaigns. GOP candidates have for decades turned to the right to woo them after coming out of relatively moderate New Hampshire, and no Republican candidate since 1980 has become the nominee without winning South Carolina and its Bible-driven voters for whom a solid stance against abortion, gay rights and other Social issues was paramount. This year, the economy has changed the pecking order.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: GOP Candidates' Promises To Secure The Border Could Prove Impossible
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have promised to complete a nearly 1,950-mile fence. Michele Bachmann wants a double fence. Ron Paul pledges to secure the nation's southern border by any means necessary, and Rick Perry says he can secure it without a fence – and do so within a year of taking office as president.
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AL JAZEERA: Shias Targeted In Deadly Afghan Shrine Blasts
Two bomb blasts apparently targeting Shia Muslim shrines as hundreds of people gathered to mark the day of Ashoura have killed at least 59 people and injured scores more, according to Afghan police and media reports.
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