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Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive myths' about Islam

Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."

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Atheist group’s anti-Noah’s Ark billboard rejected

A group of atheists based in Northern Kentucky raised $10,000 for a billboard protesting the soon-to-open Ark Encounter amusement park, a place where Christian scripture is taken so literally that a Noah’s Ark replica is being built in Biblical measurements called “cubits.”

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Spreading the Word at Bluffton Village Festival

Distinct from the many vendors at the Bluffton Village Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016, was Hilton Head's Dennis Matson — a member of The Gideons International since 1972 — who was handing out free copies of the New Testament in the middle of Calhoun Street. Here, he talks about his calling between handing out books to passersby.

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Facetime with Bluffton couple helping children in Madagascar

We captured reporter Lucas High's recent FaceTime conversation with Bluffton couple Mike and Yvonne Broadhurst, who are in Madagascar, Africa, volunteering on two fronts — health care and business. In this video, the Broadhursts explain their role running the "HOPE Center" for Africa Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship in the world, according to Mercy Ships, a global charity that operates a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations.

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Video: Hardeeville Elementary principal remembers employee Sharon Toomer

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Third graders portray favorite saints in living wax museum

Third graders at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School educated their fellow schoolmates and their parents about saints during a living wax museum assignment on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the school in Bluffton.
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Third graders portray favorite saints in living wax museum

Spreading the Word at Bluffton Village Festival 01:43

Spreading the Word at Bluffton Village Festival

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Facetime with Bluffton couple helping children in Madagascar

World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School 01:19

World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School