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Obama, Pope Francis meet for first time

President Barack Obama gave Pope Francis a bag of seeds as a gift, a fitting token as their first-ever meeting provided a fresh start of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership after years of strained relations.

Alli weight-loss drug recalled for tampering

Alli, a popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, is being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico because of possible tampering

Alli weight-loss drug recalled for tampering

Alli, a popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, is being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico because of possible tampering

Dwarf planet discovered at solar system's edge

Astronomers discovered a dwarf planet that is even farther away than Pluto. It is named "2012 vp113." Scientists say the dwarf planet's orbit reaches into a new edge of the solar system.

Experts say find ways to calm finance nerves

Getting your finances in order is no easy task, but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A gallup survey shows that 80 percent of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about achieving their goals.

At least 2 firefighters killed in Boston blaze

A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, killing at least two firefighters and injuring more than a dozen people, officials said.

Charlotte mayor accused of bribery, extortion

FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Pearce, O'Rourke introduce bipartisan legislation to improve border patrolling accountability

Party lines were put aside Wednesday with a bi-partisan bill introduced in Congress that would enhance training for Customs and Border Protection officers and also increase transparency

Facebook, Candy Crush lead markets down

The markets played their own version of Candy Crush today with an emphasis on the crush part. All the major US indices ended lower Wednesday, with shares of big technology companies and other momentum stocks bearing the brunt.

Lollapalooza 2014 announces lineup

 It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.

Back in class

The Caprock Academy Board of Directors, in Grand Junction, Colorado voted 3-1 to allow a little girl who shaved her head to return to school. The story gained national attention after her bold move got her kicked out of class.

Louisiana nun delivering food to the homeless gets towed

She was only trying to feed the hungry, when her delivery truck got towed. Now the local nun is asking for sensitivity training for the driver.

New study: Stress levels and fertility

A new study links stress to infertility. Researchers from Ohio State University followed about 400 couples for up to a year as the couples tried to conceive.

The contraception conundrum

A controversial mix of politics and religion was the focus of arguments inside the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Malaysia Airlines may need government rescue

Even before Flight 370 disappeared, Malaysia Airlines was neck-deep in financial trouble.