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What Happens To Pope Benedict XVI After He Retires?

Is he resigning or retiring?  The answer is in  the semantics that surround the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will step down officially on Thursday, February 28th - the first pontiff to do so since the Middle Ages.  It's natural to wonder what will happen to the Pope afterwards?

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Who Will Elect The Next Pope? United States Will Play Unprecedented Role

While it's been over 600 years since the Roman Catholic Church has had to find a new Pope following a resignation, the election process remains the same as it does for choosing a successor following the death of the pontiff.  What might be different this time around is the influence that American cardinals have on the process.

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Pope Benedict XVI to Resign Feb. 28

For the first time in nearly 600 years, the head of the Catholic Church is resigning. Pope Benedict XVI announced the decision in Latin in Rome early Monday morning.

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One Town Shares The Agony Of The Newtown Tragedy More Than Any Other

Many messages have been shared on Facebook, Twitter, people sending video messages, and pictures to Newtown, but only one town can know the full extent of the emotions that the people and children are feeling. Dunblane, a small Scottish town that still bears the scars of Britain's worst school massacre in the school's gym.

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Felix Baumgartner Breaks Skydiving World Record, Sound Barrier

No one gets high better than Felix Baumgartner.

Austrian BASE-jumper Baumgartner, 43, broke a 52-year-old skydiving altitude record and the sound barrier by jumping out of a space capsule 128,100 feet above the Earth in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday.

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Obama’s State Department Advocates Using Food To Foster Foreign Relations

Who needs strategic defense and counter-intelligence when you have french fries?  The State Department is enlisting the help of more than 80 chefs from the United States to help foster diplomacy with foreign countries

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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The National Weather Service Joins The Department Of Homeland Security In Stockpiling Ammunition

First, the Department Of Homeland Security ordered 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets back in March.  Now, the National Weather Service is joining in and stockpiling 46 thousand rounds of ammo as well

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Admits To Cheating

South African Swimmer Cameron Van Der Burge admits he cheated in the Olympics in order to win a gold medal and there's nothing the Olympic committee can do.

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Former Exxon Valdez Ship To Be Dismantled

Twenty three years after it was involved in one of the worst oil spills in history, the ship formerly-known as the Exxon Valdez is going to be dismantled.  A ruling by India's Supreme Court okays the scrapping of the ship, after it was examined and cleared of toxic wastes

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Elton John to Be Honored for Helping Poland’s Anti-Communist Movement

Elton John will be in Poland this weekend accepting the Medal of Gratitude for his part in bringing down the Communist regime that ruled the country until 1989. He’ll receive the award from former president Lech Walesa during his concert in Sopot.

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Scientists Still Find D-Day Remnants In The Sand 68 Years Later

My son and I like to visit a nondescript river landing in the Northland to search for "pull tops" -- you know, those peel away sharp pieces of metal that used to seal soda and beer cans until they were discontinued in the late 1970's due to safety concerns

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