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Mar 4, 2015

Atheist author and activist Avijit Roy was hacked to death by religious hardliners in his native Bangladesh. His wife was gravely injured and lost a finger, but is expected to recover. It's small consolation, but his death has lead to widespread outrage in Bangladesh.

Plus:

Three young Muslims (and, by all accounts, model citizens) were gunned down by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, NC, ostensibly over a parking dispute. Did the fact that the neighbor was a self-described atheist who railed against religion on Facebook make this a hate crime?

Baseball Bat of Doubt: A father new to atheism struggles with his family's involvement in Boy Scouts.

Finally, we mourn the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He did indeed live long and prosper.