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NJ suburb sued over denial of mosque proposal

An Islamic group has sued a suburban town it says engaged in religious discrimination by abruptly changing zoning regulations to prevent the opening of a mosque. Full story

Audit: NC tribe made inaccurate grant request

The current chief and other former leaders of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe filed inaccurate information last year when they asked for a $1 million grant from the group that doles out money from North Carolina's tobacco settlement, according to a state audit released Tuesday. Full story

Fire destroys former community center in Florida

   Smoke and flames could be seen for miles in Jacksonville, Florida, as a blaze ripped through a former community center that was a neighborhood staple since 1927. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

Plans For McMillen Ice Arena Move Forward

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- Fort Wayne Parks and Rec officials say a multi-purpose community center is the direction they're leaning for the McMillen Ice Arena. An indoor sport courts, movie room, stage, walk-path and event hall are all on the table. Full story

Japanese comforted or cramped in evacuee shelters

The evacuated families in the school gym outside Tokyo are bound by their suffering to those in shelters closer to the disaster zone. Both lost homes, friends and livelihoods in the tsunami that pounded northeastern Japan last month. Full story

N.Y. Islamic center site owner sues Burlington Coat Factory

The new owner of a building set to become an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site is suing the previous tenant, the Burlington Coat Factory, for eliminating billboards that could be cash cows. Full story

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  Imam defends ground zero Islamic center

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the spiritual leader behind a planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero, is trying to convince 9/11 families he's sensitive to their concerns. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.

  Islamic center developer: ‘Community wants this’

Sharif El-Gamal, the real estate developer behind the planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero, dismisses negative polls, saying that the community leaders in lower Manhattan have voted unanimously for the facility.

  Imam: All options on table for NYC mosque

Politico’s Glenn Thrush joins NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to discuss Feisal Abdul Rauf’s PR offensive and new poll numbers that show a majority of Americans feel the mosque should be built elsewhere.

  Giuliani on the changing politics of 9/11

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani discusses the changing politics of 9/11 with NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press.”

  9/11 mom defends community center

Talat Hamdani, who lost her son in the 9/11 attacks, shares her opinion on Newt Gingrich’s efforts to stall the community center from being built.

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Park 51
Park 51

This artist rendering provided by SOMA Architects on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, shows an interior view of the proposed Park51 community center and mosque. The early conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero in New York, envision a structure that could be an annex to Su