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Internet movie rental company Netflix has decided not to split its company into two services, keeping online streaming and DVD rentals under one name, the New York Times reports.

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Christians mourned their dead and berated the army on Monday after at least 25 people were killed when troops crushed a protest about an attack on a church in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The CNN/Florida Republican Party debate now has a date: January 26.

“CNN and RPOF are going to make this debate the best opportunity for our presidential candidates to continue their dialogue with Floridians,” RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry said in a CNN release. “With a date exactly halfway between the South Carolina and Florida primary dates, this debate will be the must-attend event for this great field of Republicans.”

Moments before the 2011 Values Voter Summit straw poll results were announced in Washington Saturday, Glenn Beck was on stage defending Mormonism against the attacks on the faith that have come from some of the speakers here at the Omni Shoreham.

Beck's a Mormon and he sought to make it clear that on a fundamental level, his version of Christianity is the same as that of the evangelicals surrounding him in the crowd. Where it counts at least.

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Conservative shock jock Bryan Fischer whipped out his best anti-Muslim rhetoric at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

Some highlights:

"Christians and Muslims do not believe in the same God."

"I believe it's important that we have a president who understands that Islam is not a religion of peace, but a religion of war and violence and death."

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Updated: 2:25PM

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said Saturday that his main concern with former Gov. Mitt Romney wasn't that he was Mormon, it was that he wasn't Mormon enough.

"The Mormon Church has always been strong on the sanctity of marriage, and yet Governor Romney campaigned as a pro-abortion candidate in 2002 and he imposed same-sex marriage on America in 2004 by executive fiat," Fischer told reporters after his speech at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

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From Evan McMorris-Santoro:



“I harbor no ill will or wish to hurt anyone as people have come onto this stage and been for or against I guess members of my faith, i celebrate their right to say those things,” Beck said. “But let me say this: I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ.”

Bryan Fischer of the conservative Christian group the American Family Association floated an interesting theory about why there hasn't been a "Muslim attack" since Sept. 11 during his speech before the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

"By God's blessing, we have not been hit by a Muslim attack since 9/11," Fischer said. "I suggest that in part, we have Major League Baseball to thank. You remember that the week after 9/11 Major League Baseball converted the seventh inning stretch from the singing of 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' to the singing of 'God Bless America.'"

"Now 'God Bless America' is not just a song, it is a prayer. When we sing that we are inviting God to bless America, to stand beside her and to guide her through the night with a light from above," Fischer said.

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Surprise! Some speakers at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington this weekend are giving Mitt Romney the President Obama treatment when it comes to his faith.

Four years after Romney confronted his religion in a major address during his last run for the White House (and took dings for his faith from his evangelical rival Mike Huckabee), Romney's Mormonism is again in the spotlight. And so is the discomfort with the faith among some in the social conservative base here.

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