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Results of a new poll out this morning suggest that Pope Francis is extremely popular among American Catholics.

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Ninety percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center had a favorable view of the pope.

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On the border between Thailand and Cambodia yesterday, police arrested a man. The Thai police took the man's fingerprints, and they now say his fingerprints match those found elsewhere on bomb-making equipment.

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We All Scream For Slower Melting Ice Cream

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Here's a test of just how President Obama can take an issue when majorities in Congress differ with it.

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The issue is climate change, and the president's view, no long-term issue is more vital to address.

The phrase "police militarization" conjures up an image of cops wrapped in Kevlar, barging into homes with semi-automatic weapons. But familiar as that image is, we don't know how common it is. There are simply no good statistics on police tactical operations in America. The federal government doesn't keep track, and neither do the states — with one exception: Utah.

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This summer we've been hearing about trails that lead somewhere amazing and unexpected. To take us to new destinations, here's a voice we heard from the beginning of the summer.

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The Obama administration is considering ways to further ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba. There is still an embargo in place and it would take an act of Congress to lift that.

The president, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there. A lot has changed already since the White House announced its new approach last year.

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