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The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.

18th Century Torah Bells At Crux Of Nasty Court Battle

Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion

Unsuccessful mediation to resolve an issue of ownership between New York City's Congregation Shearith Israel and Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island mean ...

Rift Between Oldest Synagogue, Jewish Congregation

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A disagreement over the ownership of a set of Torah finial bells from Colonial times that is worth millions has led to duelin...

Mr. Obama... Are You Out There?

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

We need our President to take a stand. Silent for much of the summer, Obama finally entered the mosque fray earlier this month. Well, kind of.

A Mosque at Ground Zero: Desperately Seeking George Washington's Wisdom

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Let's face the fact: What does it mean to assert that a mosque "desecrates" hallowed ground? It means that the desecrating being done is by people who are evil, unclean. And that is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Of Columbus Day and Crosses

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The litany of sectarian killings that has been such a grotesque piece of America's "hidden history" is the reason that some of the Framers thought the First Amendment was so necessary.