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Pope Francis wins the Internet, literally

It's official: Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the planet.

2 Gonzaga University students on probation for using gun to fend off intruder

Two Gonzaga University students are on probation for the rest of their time at the Washington state school for using a gun to scare a man they say was trying to barge into their apartment, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Typhoon Haiyan: Grief and hunger dominate amid survival struggle

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, nights are often the hardest. It's dark. It's wet. It can be scary. There's little to do and, for many, even less to eat.

Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage

Hawaii's legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage.

NASA releases new photo of Saturn, Earth

NASA has given the people of Earth a rare treat: A color mosaic that captures not only Saturn, but also the tiny dots of Earth and other planets in the background.

Holiday mail for Heroes

Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans.

Texans cut safety, Ed Reed

According to ESPN Central Texas, the Houston Texans have cut safety, Ed Reed.

Thanksgiving travel stats, most popular destinations

With Thanksgiving only weeks away, TripAdvisor, the world largest travel website, conducted a survey to determine America’s Thanksgiving travel plans. 

One World Trade Center will be U.S.A.'s tallest building, group confirms

New York's One World Trade Center will be the United States' tallest building after all, according to the group that decides such things.

Haunted by the Newtown massacre, police officer faces firing over PTSD

A Newtown, Connecticut, police officer haunted by the horrific images of the mass shooting at an elementary school there said Monday that he could lose his job after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.