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How Will New Pope Handle Controversial Issues?

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Dear Sticky Wicket,

How do you think the new Pope will deal with the issues of gay marriage, abortion, and other controversial concerns of the people?

~Religion vs. Personal Freedom, Canada

Dear Religion,

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was renowned for his humility, compassion for the poor, and willingness to reach out to others well before he became Pope of the Catholic Church in March.

Jewish Refuge A Virginia Landmark

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A farm purchased by a Richmond department store owner during World War II to shelter Jews escaping Nazi Germany has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Hyde Park in Nottoway County is among 13 additions to the register by the state Department of Historic Resources. Others include historic districts, a New Deal-era elementary school in northern Virginia, and houses and homesteads dating back centuries.

Will U.S. Supreme Court End Civil Rights Policies Prematurely?

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Will the U.S. Supreme Court end Civil Rights policies prematurely? Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind?

Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer those questions.

Is The New Pope Latino, Italian, Or Both?

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Is the newly elected, Pope Francis, Latino, Italian, or both? One non-Catholic or casual observer may wonder what difference it makes, why does it matter so much? Well, to millions, it does.

He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the "first Latino pope," a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there's a catch: Pope Francis' parents were born in Italy.

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