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Marianne Duddy-Burke, head of Dignity USA, a group of LGBT Catholics, says she was inspired by Pope Francis' visit. That turned to disappointment with news the pontiff met secretly with Kim Davis.

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.

A pediatric hospital in Houston is opening a new biocontainment wing — the first in the U.S. designed for children. Kids will even get dolls sporting mini versions of "spacesuits" doctors wear.

Many customers who bought cars touted as "clean diesel" now ponder the possibility of having a substantial fix that could cut their vehicle's gas mileage or performance.

Studies showing that a treatment works are more likely to be published than those with a negative result. So talk therapy and drug therapy for depression are probably less effective than thought.

The movie about a stranded astronaut is being hailed for its scientific realism. Andy Weir, who wrote the book the film is based on, is a longtime computer programmer who sees romance in numbers.

Former Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy talks about the nearly two years he spent imprisoned in Egypt. He received a presidential pardon last week.

Activists say the government has stepped up prosecutions for alleged morality offenses. Hundreds of gay and transgender people have been targeted, and now the campaign has moved on to belly dancers.

The Duponts in Louisiana loved their mutt Melvin so much they jumped at the chance to replicate him. Melvin is gone now, but he has left behind two clones, Ken and Henry.

Catherine Coulson, who played the "log lady" in the TV series Twin Peaks, died on Monday at 71. With her odd attachment to a piece of ponderosa pine, she was something of a pop culture hero.




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