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Pope Francis' message to Congress had something for everyone: climate change, immigration, abortion and the deep political divide in Washington. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers reacted with admiration.

Workers at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany are mostly tight-lipped about the company's involvement in a vast emissions scandal, but local residents say they are shocked — and worried about VW's future.

And there are just 15 years to accomplish them. Here's a rundown of the 17 aims, which include ending poverty, hunger and AIDS, fixing the environment and giving everyone access to green space.

A Christian-run organization in South Carolina is becoming a popular campaign stop for presidential candidates — Fiorina is she's at least the fifth GOP candidate to visit this year.

Scientists have found that working in one's 60s and 70s is associated with better physical and mental health. Even part-time work may be enough to reap the benefits.

With a losing streak of 22 games, a breath of fresh air is exactly what the Columbia University Lions need. They've found inspiration in their "miracle worker" of a new coach, Al Bagnoli.

In reality, no one knows who threw the brick that started the riots; but in a new film, it's a white teenager from Indiana. One activist says that "whitewashes" the history of Stonewall.

The stagecraft — crowds, balloons, marching bands — of a presidential campaign is just a bit harder to muster when you're at 1 percent in the polls.

What does it mean to U.S. politicians when the Pope calls for an end to income inequality, an attack on Climate Change and respect for religious freedom? Renee Montagne asks NPR's Tom Gjelten.

Public opinion against the European Union is fueled by the region's debt and refugee crises and trade negotiations with the U.S. A referendum is planned for 2017, and many Britons say they want out.




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