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The pontiff showed symbolic approval for Palestinian hopes for an independent state as he arrived in Bethlehem by helicopter.
May 25, 2014
Through videos and online statements, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger showed an extravagant lifestyle, but also revealed he was haunted by his virginity and inability to woo women.
May 24, 2014
Homelessness is not just an urban phenomenon. Desiree Wieczorek spent five months living in a makeshift camp with her family near the New York-Canada border. Then her school stepped in to help.
May 24, 2014
The U.S. had previously suspended foreign assistance to the country following the military coup. The State Department called for an immediate return to civil rule.
May 24, 2014
Following court decisions this past week, Oregon and Pennsylvania became the 18th and 19th states to recognize gay marriage. Only North Dakota has a ban in place that's not under legal challenge.
May 24, 2014
Francis is only the fourth pontiff to visit the holy land in 2,000 years. Francis will make stops in the West Bank and Jerusalem during a three-day visit.
May 24, 2014
Also in the week's tech headlines, cops are wearing video cameras in New Orleans, a new GIF-making camera is available on Kickstarter and IBM's in trouble.
May 24, 2014
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the tourism season on the Jersey Shore, an area that's still rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. At last, homeowners and businesses say, things are looking up.
May 24, 2014
Election watchers say Republicans could take control of the Senate in 2014, but to guarantee a win, some conservatives are floating ideas to broaden the party's appeal to the middle class.
May 24, 2014
This is a historic first for two countries with strained ties. Nawaz Sharif will also meet with Modi for bilateral talks following the ceremony.
May 24, 2014
Pope Francis becomes one of the few pontiffs who have visited the birthplace of Christianity when he makes a three-day journey to the Holy Land where he will reach out to other faiths as well.
May 24, 2014
General Motors has recalled more than 15 million cars this year. Alec Gutierrez of Kelly Blue Book tells NPR's Scott Simon what this means if you own a GMC, Chevrolet, Buick or Cadillac.
May 24, 2014
Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is expected to win a quarter of the country's seats in upcoming EU elections. The country is also experiencing growing anti-Semitism that has Jewish leaders worried.
May 24, 2014
EU elections for parliament take place this weekend. Low turnout could mean parties on the fringe will do disproportionately well.
May 24, 2014
Vape pens are the e-cigarettes of the pot world. But marijuana concentrate, which users load into the vape pen, is dangerously potent. That has some health officials and law enforcement worried.
May 24, 2014
Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine High School, is retiring. The mass shooting there has defined his career, but he has never felt comfortable being in the national spotlight.
May 24, 2014
The front-runnner in Sunday's election in Ukraine is called the Chocolate King. Analyst Balazs Jarabik tells Scott Simon why Ukrainians are supporting Petro Poroshenko's bid for the presidency.
May 24, 2014
It was hoped that Ukraine's first presidential elections would bring stability to the region. But pro-Russian separatists have vowed to prevent voting in Sunday's presidential elections.
May 24, 2014
The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.
May 24, 2014
Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts
May 24, 2014

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