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August 23, 2009

What to Watch: Rifqa Barry Stays in Florida

Here are a few stories to start off your week:

-- A judge in Orlando ruled Friday that Rifqa Bary be kept in Florida as courts settle who gets custody of her. Bary is the 17-year-old girl from Ohio, who fled to Florida because she believes her Muslim family must kill her for converting to Christianity.

-- Catholic bishops responded to a new Wisconsin provision that requires providers of health insurance include contraceptive services as a "benefit," according to the Catholic News Agency. The rule will make Catholic dioceses and other agencies to pay for a “gravely immoral” service, the conference says.

-- Florida Governor Charlie Crist told a Friday that he's had prayer notes placed in the Western Wall in Jerusalem each year and no major storms have hit Florida. "I give that to God," Crist said. "But it's nice."