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November 9th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

CNN Belief Blog's a.m. speed read for Wednesday

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

Compiled by Dan Merica, CNN

From CNN:

CNN: Mississippi voters reject anti-abortion initiative

Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed. The ballot initiative was part of a national campaign brought by Personhood USA, a group that describes itself as a nonprofit Christian ministry.

CNN: Holy cities face threat from polluting pilgrims

An estimated 2.5 million pilgrims have descended on the city of Mecca for the Islamic Hajj, but with the rising threat of climate change, there are now calls for both pilgrims and authorities in Mecca to reduce the environmental damage wrought by this yearly influx of travelers.

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- Dan Merica

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.

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