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  • Evangelicals flex growing clout in Nicaragua's election | When Nicaragua passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the hemisphere last week, critics charged the Catholic Church with flexing political muscle ahead of next week's presidential election (Christian Science Monitor)

  • Blair downplays creationism fears | The prime minister has rejected worries about current teaching of creationism—saying it would only be a concern if it became the "mainstream" of education (BBC News)

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  • Faking it as a priest in Japan | With a rise in the popularity of Christian-style weddings in Japan, some Westerners are finding they can make a lucrative living by acting as priests. But it does not please everyone, particularly genuine priest (BBC News)

  • Letters to God end up in ocean, unread | About 300 letters to God washed up today, unopened. (Associated Press)

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