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Pope urges church to reach out to needy

Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 young offenders, including two girls, at a Rome prison in an unprecedented version of an ancient Easter ritual as he pushes for the Catholic Church to reach out to the needy.<p>The ceremony on Thursday was the first of its type performed by a pope in a prison and …

Climate Change Belongs In Classrooms, Say New National Science Education Guidelines

Only 1 in 5 students currently say they understand climate change from what they learned in school.<p>New nationwide science-education standards are coming soon, and they'll include a lesson plan that should help the next generation of youngsters understand the world they will grow up in. These new …

Immigration Poll Finds Majority Support For Legalization Of Undocumented Immigrants

A strong majority of Americans believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, although a smaller portion believe they should be given a pathway to citizenship, according to a Pew Research Center poll released on Thursday.<p>The polling of a broad swath of …

NRA Confirms Adam Lanza, Nancy Lanza Were Not Members, Despite Certificates

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association on Thursday addressed for the first time the question of whether Adam Lanza or his mother, Nancy Lanza, were ever members of the gun rights group. The answer, the NRA said, is no. The lobbying organization made the statement after it was revealed that …

Marco Rubio Joins Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Thursday that he will join efforts to filibuster gun control legislation led by his colleagues Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).<p>"We should look for ways to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill prone to misusing them, but …

Mexican Drug Murders May Never Be Bad Enough to Deter Tourists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Stories about drug-related violence in Mexico are so commonplace that even ever-more-gruesome …

Bernie Sanders Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks In New Legislation

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wednesday.<p>“We have a situation now where Wall Street banks are not only too big to fail, they are too big to jail,” Sanders said. “That is unacceptable and …

Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Hadiya Pendleton's Mother, Balances Grief With Gun Control Advocacy

WASHINGTON -- At any other time her name would likely be forgotten as just another of the estimated eight mothers a day in the U.S. who lose a child to gun violence.<p>But since her daughter Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed a week after performing in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, …

West Virginia House Of Delegates Calls For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

The Democratic-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to call on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.<p>The resolution, which passed 60-39, asks for Congress to draft a constitutional amendment which would allow for …

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …

In Venezuela, Maduro campaigns on memories of Chavez

Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's anointed successor in Venezuela, is running for president by imitating his patron in every possible manner.<p>The shadow of Mr. Chavez, who ruled the country for 14 years and died on March 5, hangs heavy over an election campaign that is shaping up to be the nastiest in …

Is America ready for a black female president? From the archive, 29 March 1972

She strides down the shabby streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side, opens the door of a shop selling magic potions and voodoo charms, and marches …

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Search continues for American missing for weeks in Slovenia<p>Heat wave across Europe<p>Investigators hope to find answers in Mexico plane crash<p>People …

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James Holmes Might Get Away with Not Dying

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Accusing the Colorado movie theater shooter's defense team of drumming up publicity and seeking a …

Shoe thrown at Musharraf in Pakistani court

A Pakistani lawyer has thrown a shoe at the country's former leader, Pervez Musharraf, as he walked to a court room to extend his bail on charges of conspiracy to murder and violating the constitution during his time as president.<p>A group of around 20 lawyers protested on Friday against the former …

Rep. Don Young Is Sorry You Didn't Say 'Wetback' as Much as He Did Back in the Day

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Old Congressman Donald Young has half-apologized for using the term "wetback" to describe Latino …

Cyprus has 'no intention of leaving the euro'

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has assured civil servants that "in no way will we experiment with the future of our country" by exiting the euro.<p>He said that while the current situation on the country is "tragic", that the bail-out "averted the risk" of bankruptcy.<p>Mr Anastasiades - known for …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …