From nuns to ‘nones,’ 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012

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Harleen Dhillon attends a vigil at Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee on Sunday night Aug. 5 after shooter Wade Michael Page killed 6 people at a local Sikh temple that morning. RNS photo by Lacy Landre

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WASHINGTON (RNS) From the nuns to the nones, religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Questions of religious faith took center stage in the presidential race, and deep questions of morality and ethics played out in budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on "religious freedom." Here are 10 ways religion played out in the news in 2012. By Kevin Eckstrom.