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John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

Friday, April 18, 2014

Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in hauntingly beautiful alabados preserved by lay brothers called penitentes. "You have to feel them," one says. "You have to feel them in your soul."

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Fort Hood Memorializes Shooting Victims, Obama Attends

Thursday, April 10, 2014

President Obama joined families and troops paying tribute to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. Obama was there in 2009 after another mass shooting at the base.

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Obama Honors Victims Of Fort Hood Shooting

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting.

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Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

Friday, April 04, 2014

Attention is focused on the mental state of Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, who's accused of killing 3 people and injuring 16 at Fort Hood on Wednesday. A verbal altercation may have lead to the shooting.

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Fort Hood Suffers Another Shooting Tragedy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Military officials say a soldier opened fire at the base killing three people before taking his own life. A senior officer says the shooter was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

Thursday, April 03, 2014

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.

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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.

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Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The IRS has not audited a church in five years. Some televangelists are taking advantage of that inaction to shield millions of dollars from public scrutiny.

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Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of "church" and as grand as the role of government in religion.

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Leaving Behind The Cartel's 'Songs Of Death'

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Narcocorrido singer El Imperial was once the favorite balladeer of the Sinaloa Cartel, living a life that mirrored his songs about drugs, women and death. Then he decided to walk away from it all.

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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.

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At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South

Thursday, March 20, 2014

U.S. border officials are constantly on alert for drugs coming in from Mexico. But they are also on the lookout for huge sums of cash leaving the U.S. and trickling back into Mexican communities.

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.

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For An Ex-Christian Rocker, Faith Lost Is A Following Gained

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Can non-belief in God become a belief system itself? NPR's John Burnett has the story of the Texas indie band Quiet Company, who made a splash with a surprisingly positive album about frontman Taylor Muse's crisis of faith.

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Televangelist Paul Crouch, Who Started Trinity Network, Dies

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Televangelist Paul Crouch, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday at the age of 79. The Pentecostal minister's broadcasting network came to be the world's largest Christian television system with Praise-a-Thon fundraising efforts that brought in as much as $90 million a year in mostly small donations.

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Drilling For Oil, Based On The Bible: Do Oil And Religion Mix?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The born-again head of Zion Oil believes the Old Testament and an office full of geologists will lead him to oil deposits in Israel. So far, the company has spent $130 million and only hit dry holes.

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Across America, Voices Rise To Reinvent India

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Kanniks Kannikeswaran writes groundbreaking Hindu sacred music and forms community choirs to perform it. "When a group of about 20 strangers get together and sing raga-based music with choral harmony for the first time," he says, "something magical begins to happen."

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To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer

Sunday, November 03, 2013

As a way to bring new people to the chuch, a few mainline churches are experimenting with informal services centered around craft beer. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an attempt to do church differently.

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Deep-Fry Chefs Keep It Hot And Poppin' In Texas

Monday, September 02, 2013

You might think that there ain't much that hasn't hit the fry grease at the State Fair of Texas. And yet, every year, fry masters come up with something new to batter and deep fry.

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