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Touro Synagogue: Original symbol of religious freedom

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European Jews fleeing persecution under the Spanish Inquisition founded Touro Synagogue in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island. George Washington assured the congregation of religious freedom in 1790 before the First Amendment was passed. The synagogue continues to celebrate its freedom 250 years later. Chip Reid reports.

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