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  1. U.S. Supreme Court Takes On Prayer at Public Meetings

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a tricky topic yesterday: the place of public prayer in local government. The plaintiffs argue that the mostly Christian prayers before town council meetings in Greece, N.Y., forced nonadherents to participate against their will or risk irritating council members from whom they hoped to receive favorable action. No clear consensus emerged from the justices’ questioning in a case that could affect not just prayer but any religious expression (including holiday decorations) in public settings.

    Sources: NPR, Al Jazeera, Washington Post

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