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Let the first lady pray! (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) This past weekend, Melania Trump walked up to the presidential podium, thanked the crowd and, with her husband by her side, said something I can’t remember any first lady or president doing in recent memory: the Lord's Prayer.

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Concerts and controversial opera bring faiths together in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (RNS) Terrorism stories are rarely happy stories, and yet the path Timothy O'Leary has taken -- from bringing the controversial opera ``The Death of Klinghoffer'' to St. Louis last year to the Sheldon's second annual Sept. 11 memorial concert this Sunday -- ends with a hopeful, permanent pairing of faith and the arts in St. Louis. By Tim Townsend.