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This day in history: Muhammad Ali convicted for his anti-war stand

On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.

Christians diverge in Holy Week observances

"The richest nation the world had ever known is disgraced by our levels of poverty, official executions, prison populations, and joblessness."

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Foxhole atheists score victories, fight on

They fight for your rights and freedoms, including the right to freedom of -- and from -- religion. Now they are fighting for their own.

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"Largest secular rally in world history" planned for D.C.

Atheists, secularists, and free thinkers have decided to come out with a new project: The Reason Rally. Organizers claim the event will be the largest secular rally in the history of the world.

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Billy Graham's son Franklin questions Obama's Christianity

The Rev. Franklin Graham today joined a list of right-wingers who have questioned President Obama's faith. Graham is the son of evangelist Billy Graham.

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According to this minister, Jesus was a commie

Sound provocative? According to the Rev. Tim Yeager it's not: "I've been saying that for years."

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Desperate measures? Bishops and Republicans continue fight against birth control

One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.

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Black atheists plan billboard campaign for African American History Month

Featured on the billboard are images of famous 19th and 20th century African American figures along with contemporary freethinkers.

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Christian nationalists recruiting “child evangelists” in public schools

Stewart presented the results of a study exposing a nationwide effort to turn public schools into a base for indoctrinating children in fundamentalism.

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Teen atheist wins lawsuit vs. school, religious banner

After a protest led by a young atheist, a federal judge has ordered the removal of an inappropriate prayer banner from a high school auditorium in Rhode Island.

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