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It's already legal to smoke pot at home in Colorado. Now the Denver City Council is considering allowing use in public places. This story originally aired Sept. 18 on All Things Considered.

Father Manuel Dorantes of the Church of the Immaculate Heart in Chicago tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer what his mainly poor, Latino parishioners hope to hear from Pope Francis on his U.S. visit.

Germany, always aware of its history of war, is taking in tens of thousands fleeing war and poverty. Many Germans have welcomed the newcomers, but some are struggling with the changes they bring.

Germany, always aware of its history of war, is taking in tens of thousands fleeing war and poverty. Many Germans have welcomed the newcomers, but some are struggling with the changes they bring.

Germany, always aware of its history of war, is taking in tens of thousands fleeing war and poverty. Many Germans have welcomed the newcomers, but some are struggling with the changes they bring.

The preliminary hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is over. It is now up to the proceeding's presiding officer to make a recommendation on whether to court-martial the soldier for desertion.

The pope arrived in Cuba on Saturday for the start of a 10-day trip that will include his first-ever visit to the U.S. In Cuba, the pope's visit will highlight his role as peacebroker.

Six years after he was diagnosed with both cancer and Alzheimer's, Greg O'Brien is beginning to talk to his doctor, and to his family, about his "exit strategy" for the final years of his life.

The number of tourists visiting Cuba this year may break last year's record of 3 million. With this weekend's visit by Pope Francis, Cuba's overflowing tourist infrastructure will be put to the test.

School's back in session, and that means the homework's back, too. Here's what you need to know about how much work U.S. students have to do and how to tell the difference between good work and bad.

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