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Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

Christianity

What I Loved and Hated About The Premiere of ALMOST HUMAN

Clip from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Featuring THOR Crossover

Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

The image of Walter Cronkite taking off his glasses as he announced President John F. Kennedy's death on Nov. 22, 1963, is one that seems seared into our collective memory — even for those of us who weren't around to see it live.<p>Nearly 40 years later, Cronkite revisited that moment and the rest of …

Republicans attack president's 'phoney apology' over Obamacare rollout

Senator Ron Johnson accuses Barack Obama of 'political fraud' over promise to let Americans keep existing healthcare plans<p>Obamacare once again dominated the Republican oppposition's weekly address on Saturday despite President Barack Obama's attempt to move the debate on to energy policy in his own …

They spawned the 1 percent: How Washington and Lincoln explain inequality today

The competing economic visions of our two most famous presidents have big implications for the middle class today<p>George Washington, our first president, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th, are the twin icons of that office. Their portraits are side by side in our wallets, in our change purses and on …

50 killed in Russian Boeing-737 plane crash

Boeing-737 plane crashes at Kazan airport in Russia, killing 44 passengers and six crew<p>Fifty people have been killed after a passenger jet crashed in the <b>Russian</b> city of Kazan, the worst such tragedy in the country in more than two years.<p>Tartarstan Airlines flight 363 from Moscow to Kazan crashed as …

Airplanes

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console is off to a good start. The company announced today that it has sold over 1 million consoles in just 24 hours. Sony’s PlayStation 4 only launched on Friday in the US and Canada, so it's an impressive start for just two regions. "We are thrilled that consumer …

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers edge Lions with 2 late touchdown passes

PITTSBURGH -- Backed up and fed up, Ben Roethlisberger provided a vivid reminder to his critics and the Detroit Lions of just how dangerous he and …

NFL