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Family treks from the Arctic Circle to see the pope

Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY 9:11 a.m. EDT September 24, 2015 Melinda Peter and her daughter traveled from above the Arctic Circle to see Pope Francis.(Photo: Maureen Groppe) Melinda Peter, 39, traveled with her 6-year-old daughter from eight miles above the Arctic ...

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Partying With Pope Francis Swag

Tens of thousands of people have strained to catch glimpses of Pope Francis as he’s made his way through Washington, D.C., and vendors along every route have been ready with plenty of pope-themed merchandise for the masses.  Courtesy of Pope ...

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Obama's day: Dinner with the president of China

President Obama Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in 2014. (Photo: Andy Wong, AP) President Obama caps his work day Thursday at dinner with a prominent visitor: President Xi Jinping of China. The private dinner at Blair House opens a state visit by ...

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Colleague of slain Va. journalists asks radio host to apologize

Jon Swedien, The (Springfield, Mo.) News-Leader 12:22 a.m. EDT September 24, 2015 Shots rang out seconds after this live interview by a WDBJ crew n Franklin County, Va.(Photo: WDBJ) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield radio station should make one of its hosts ...

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LEADING OFF: Yankees honor Yogi; Rangers prep for Astros

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2008, file photo, former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra stands at home plate at Yankee Stadium in New York, before the Yankees played the Baltimore Orioles in the final regular season baseball game ...

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Israel bars non-Muslim prayer at holy site during holiday

Palestinian children hold balloons during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, near the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Muslims will slaughter cattle and goats later, with ...

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