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Must reads this afternoon: Mormon baptism, huge bombs, rich-poor gap

As we roll toward the weekend, here are some of the stories on msnbc.com that readers are finding most engaging:

Israel has asked the U.S. to let it have a new bunker-buster bomb, which might be effective against deeply buried Iranian nuclear sites:
Clash with Iran could see use of huge US bomb

The controversy over the Mormon practice of posthumous baptism for nonbelievers continues:
Mormon Church tries to limit access to database of deceased Jews

Life Inc. provides a look at new Census data that describes the places in the U.S. with the greatest income disparities:
Here's where the gap is widest between rich, poor

Some other talkers that are doing well on the site right now:

Ranting flight attendant subdued by passengers

Cops: Dead baby found as car trunk cleaned

Woman missing for a month found with her cat

And coming up: In light of Pat Robertson's comments on pot, a look at how religions in the U.S. view marijuana use.

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