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Pope Francis Tells His U.S. Bishops Not To Shy Away From Big Issues

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In a much-anticipated visit, Pope Francis arrived at the White House Wednesday morning, where he met with President Obama. Francis addressed a crowd of more than 11,000 people.

Francis used his short speech to touch on several topics that he is likely to address during his trip to the U.S., ...

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Pope Francis Arrives At Joint Base Andrews

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis has arrived for his first visit to the United States.

The Pontiff's airplane touched down just before 4 p.m. ET. at Joint Base Andrews. President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill were at the base to welcome him.

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European Union Approves Quota System To Relocate 120,000 Refugees

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

Despite protestations from some former Soviet bloc countries, the European Union decided to resettle 120,000 refugees through a system of quotas determined by the size and wealth of each country.

As The Guardian explains it, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania opposed the ...

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Before The Pope Arrives In The U.S., Here Are 3 Stories You Should Read

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, will arrive in the United States from Cuba this afternoon.

His three-city visit will be his first to the United States and will be punctuated by speeches to Congress and the United Nations. While we wait for his arrival at Andrews Air Force ...

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Sage Grouse Bird Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Decides

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Interior has decided that the greater sage grouse, a peculiar and distinctly Western bird, does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

In a statement, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that an unprecedented land conservation effort has already significantly reduced the threats to sage grouse.

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U.S. Sees Uptick In Number Of Children Crossing Its Southern Border

Monday, September 21, 2015

The United States saw an increase in the number of children caught crossing the southern border in August, according to numbers released by U.S. Border Patrol on Monday.

According to that data, its agents apprehended 4,506 children that month, an 8 percent increase from July. That number, however, is ...

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Council On American-Islamic Relations: Ben Carson Should Quit Presidential Race

Monday, September 21, 2015

A leading Muslim civil rights organization has called on Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to suspend his campaign.

"We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race, because he his unfit to lead," Nihad Awad, the president and founder of the Council On American-Islamic Relations, said at a ...

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Destroying 162 More Homes, Fire Ranks As Fourth Worst In California History

Monday, September 21, 2015

A wildfire burning in Northern California has destroyed 162 more homes, making it the fourth worst fire in California history.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire was 69 percent contained but it was still threatening thousands of other structures.

The Associated Press reports:

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The Second GOP Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If you missed the second Republican presidential debate of the 2016 race Wednesday night, our friends at It's All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage. If you want a quickie, here's a 100-word recap — and video clip — of what happened:

A three-hour debate was dominated by confrontations between Donald ...

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With Hours Left, Oklahoma Court Calls Off Execution Of Richard Glossip

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

With just hours left before it was scheduled, an Oklahoma court halted the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday.

Glossip's case, if you remember, became national news because he took a challenge of legality of a new drug cocktail used for executions all the way to the Supreme Court.

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N.H. Public Library Resumes Support Of 'Tor' Internet Anonymizer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A New Hampshire public library has voted to continue supporting the controversial Tor network.

The Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon had decided to use its spare bandwidth to serve as a relay for the network. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the library had turned off the relay node ...

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With Congress Virtually Out Of The Picture, What's Next For Iran Deal?

Friday, September 11, 2015

With Senate Democrats successfully blocking a vote this week to rebuff the Iran nuclear deal, the American Congress is now virtually out of the picture.

So, what's next?

As The New York Times puts it, the deal now moves onto the international stage, where it will begin to ...

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Venezuelan Opposition Figure Leopoldo López Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

Friday, September 11, 2015

A judge in Venezuela has sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition figures to 13 years in prison.

The judge found Leopoldo López guilty of inciting violence during protests that began on Feb. 12, 2014, and left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

Last November, Amnesty International issued a ...

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Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Drops Appeal In Gender-Bias Suit Against Kleiner Perkins

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ellen Pao, the former Reddit CEO who has been embroiled in a high-profile discrimination lawsuit against former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, says she will pay Kleiner's legal fees and drop her appeal.

"I am now moving on," she wrote in an op-ed on the tech site ...

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Marine Corps Study: All-Male Combat Units Performed Better Than Mixed Units

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A yearlong Marine Corps study trying to understand how gender integration would affect combat readiness has found that all-male units were faster, more lethal and able to evacuate casualties in less time.

Overall, according to a summary of the study, all-male squads performed better than mixed groups in 69 ...

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Justice Department Details New Focus On Wall Street Executives

Thursday, September 10, 2015

In what is the first major policy announcement by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Justice Department has asked civil and criminal investigators to focus on individuals instead of corporations when looking into white-collar crime.

In prepared remarks obtained by NPR's Carrie Johnson, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates will say ...

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Congress Begins Series Of Hearings On Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee began the first in a series of Congressional hearings about Planned Parenthood on Wednesday.

House Republicans began investigating Planned Parenthood after a group called The Center for Medical Progress began releasing surreptitious recordings that they allege show Planned Parenthood officials illegally selling fetal tissue attained from ...

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Baltimore Approves $6.4 Million Settlement With Freddie Gray Family

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The City of Baltimore has approved a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody.

During a press conference, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the settlement helps the city "avoid continuing anxiety and distraction." Ultimately, she said, ...

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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Serving British Monarch

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

After 63 years and 217 days atop the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-serving monarch in British history, eclipsing Queen Victoria's reign.

Reporting from London, NPR's Ari Shapiro reports for our newscast unit:

"Elizabeth II became Queen in 1952, when she was just 25 years old.

"Royal ...

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Just Before Big Rally, Kim Davis Is Released From Jail

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET

Just hours before a big rally to call for Kim Davis' release, a federal judge ordered that she be released from jail.

Judge David L. Bunning also ordered Davis not to interfere when her deputy clerks issue marriage licenses.

Bunning, who held Davis ...

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