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House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Jeff Brady in Philadelphia about the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

Several GOP presidential candidates are speaking at the Values Voter Summit, where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, will be honored.

United Nations member states pledged Friday to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. That's defined as surviving on $1.25 per person per day. What is life really like on that amount?

During his trip to New York City, Pope Francis visited the Sept. 11 memorial on Friday, also taking part in an interfaith service with other religious leaders. He is visiting with families of the terror attacks' victims, as well.

House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks to the press Friday on his decision to resign, and President Obama offered comments on the resignation, as well.

House Speaker John Boehner will resign his leadership position at October's end; he also plans to resign his seat in the House. What does this mean for Congress, as a possible federal shutdown looms?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed on at least one thing this week: They need to coordinate action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.

The Fiat has been the talk of the town, and everyone wants to get a peek. Theologians say the little car packs a whole lot of meaning: "It's just such a perfect metaphor for his message."

Pope Francis is in New York today, where he'll visit the World Trade Center, address the U.N. and lead a Mass at Madison Square Garden. He received a lively welcome at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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