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Pope Francis, right, talks with a delegation of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious during an audience in the pontiff's studio at the Vatican
Pope Francis, right, talks with a delegation of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious during an audience in the pontiff's studio at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
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Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.

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U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives

Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers as he made the case for removing the former Cold War foe from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Gay Marriage
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Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.

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Gov. Chris Christie talks with Today Show host Matt Lauer on Elm Street in downtown Manchester, NH
Gov. Chris Christie talks with Today Show host Matt Lauer on Elm Street in downtown Manchester, NH (@ChrisChristie via Twitter)
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Christie wishes he had weight-loss surgery sooner

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's healthy more than two years after he had weight-loss surgery.

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A Capitol Police officer flashes a thumbs up after inspecting the small helicopter a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington,
A Capitol Police officer flashes a thumbs up after inspecting the small helicopter a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Homeland chief – Gyrocopter came in ‘under the radar’

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says a gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol "literally flew in under the radar."

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Israelis attend the opening ceremony of the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem
Israelis attend the opening ceremony of the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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Israel marks Holocaust memorial day with sirens, ceremonies

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis have come to a mournful, two-minute standstill as sirens pierced the air in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

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Co-pilot Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie looks out of a window while searching for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of western Australia
Co-pilot Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie looks out of a window while searching for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of western Australia (Greg Wood/Pool Photo via AP)
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Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is located.

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Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Do you tend to favor one child over another?

It may be normal, but that does not make it ok. When it comes to playing favorites in a household, if a parent aligns him or herself with one child over another, it can disrupt the dynamic of the family.

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A small helicopter lands on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. (Sam Smith via AP)
A small helicopter lands on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. (Sam Smith via AP)
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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, surprising spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.

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Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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House leaders use Tax Day to pass bills to ‘rein in the IRS’

House leaders used Wednesday's tax filing deadline to vote on a package of bills designed to protect taxpayers from potential abuse by the IRS, a response to recent scandals at the agency.

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