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Jews hail new papal saints who revolutionized ties with Catholics


VATICAN CITY - The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be made saints on Sunday, did so much to end two millennia of Catholic anti-Semitism that a Jewish human rights group calls them "heroes to the Jewish people".

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Empress Sisi's wardrobe goes on display in Vienna


VIENNA - The wardrobe of the Habsburg Empress Elizabeth is on display in Vienna at an exhibition commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the museum named for her, Vienna's Sisi Museum.

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Janet Yellen, Miley Cyrus odd bedfellows in Time's list of 100 most influential


NEW YORK - Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women in the Time 100, the most women ever included in the magazine's list of the world's most influential people.

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NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space


NEW YORK - Making mini satellite dishes that collect signals or building remote-controlled mini Rovers such as the kind NASA has used on Mars are the types of activities that could interest kids in science, but their complexity can derail all but the most enthusiastic hobbyist.

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More teams withdraw, Nepal's Everest season in jeopardy


KATHMANDU - Several foreign climbing expeditions have called off attempts to scale Everest following an avalanche that killed at least 13 local guides, meaning Nepal faces an entire season without a single ascent of the mountain for the first time in decades.

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Historic canonization of two popes brings joy and controversy


VATICAN CITY - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church.

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Wed, Apr 23 2014

Oregon same-sex couples fight gay marriage ban with state on their side


EUGENE, Oregon - Lawyers for four same-sex couples challenging Oregon's prohibition on gay marriage appeared before a federal judge on Wednesday to argue their case, even as the state declined to defend the ban.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 23 Apr 2014

NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets


NEW YORK - A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour.

U.S., Tech, Media, Oddly Enough 23 Apr 2014

Student leaders propose rewrite of fight song 'Utah Man'

SALT LAKE CITY - Student leaders at the University of Utah, the flagship public campus in the conservative state, are pressing to change the school's century-old fight song "Utah Man," saying it needs to be more inclusive of women and minorities.

23 Apr 2014

Hong Kong's 'milkshake murderer' loses bid for final appeal


HONG KONG - American Nancy Kissel, serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her bid on Thursday for a final appeal against her conviction.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.