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January 15, 2018 2:31 AM Pope Francis heading to Chile, Peru amid scandal

When Pope Francis goes to South America this week, he will meet with indigenous tribes in Chile and visit the native people in the Amazon in Peru, a first for any pontiff. But the trip, the 22nd foreign trip during his tenure, could be overshadowed by security concerns, protests and church-related scandals. The six-day trip will take Pope Francis, who is 81 years 20

January 9, 2018 10:42 PM Joe Arpaio Will Run for Arizona U.S. Senate Seat

Former sheriff, whom Trump pardoned last year, will join crowded GOP primary for Jeff Flake’s seat Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff whose hard-line immigration stance led to a federal conviction before President Donald Trump pardoned him last year, said Tuesday he is running for U.S. Senate in Arizona, scrambling the politics of one of this year’s most competitive 18

January 9, 2018 7:50 AM 'Ask This Guy.' Thailand's PM Leaves a Life-Size Cardboard Cut-Out to Answer Questions

Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has come up with a novel way to deflect journalists’ questions: just pass them off to a cardboard likeness. At a press conference in Bangkok, Prayuth, who serves as prime minister of the country’s military-run government, briefly addressed a crowd of reporters and families, according to the BBC. It appeared as if he was going 24

January 7, 2018 8:06 PM Catholic school teacher fired after students exposed his 'alt-right' views online

Catholic school teacher with 'alt-right' views fired A Catholic school substitute teacher in Maryland was fired after his students exposed his “alt-right" views online. Students at the all-girl Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington first exposed Gregory Conte after discovering his Twitter profile that showed his white nationalist views, according to WTTG-TV 33

January 5, 2018 9:58 PM Rapper Russ Says 2 Chainz Has Legit Gripe About Governors Ball Lineup

Russ thinks 2 Chainz deserves higher placement on the Governors Ball 2018 poster, for sure, but he also thinks it's no big deal ... as long as they don't do it to him, too. The rapper was at LAX Thursday when we asked him about 2 Chainz going off about being on the 9th line -- under 24 other artists -- on the festival's lineup. He agrees it's not fair to treat 34

January 5, 2018 7:32 PM 2 Albanian lawmakers fired for criminal records in Italy

TIRANA, Albania – Albania's Central Election Commission has fired two parliamentarians because of their past criminal records in Italy. The commission on Friday terminated the terms of Gledjon Rahovica and Aqif Rakipi after documents from the prosecutor general's office showed they used other names and committed theft in Italy. A law passed in 2015 bars people 15

January 5, 2018 10:34 AM Pakistan air force ex-chief, veteran politician dies at 96

ISLAMABAD – Asghar Khan, veteran politician and the first Pakistani air force chief after the country gained independence from Britain, has died. He was 96. Khan was born in Kashmir in northern India in January 1921. He joined India's Air Force in 1940, then moved to Pakistan where he became the first Pakistani air force chief. Before him, British officers 20

January 3, 2018 4:57 PM Showtime's 'The Circus' continuing on sans Mark Halperin

'Game Change' author and NBC News, MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin is out at the network following sexual harassment allegations against him from five women. Showtime says it is keeping its political series "The Circus" alive despite the loss of co-host Mark Halperin on sexual misconduct charges. Halperin, who also lost his job at NBC News when reports 33

January 2, 2018 7:05 PM A seismic shift in government is coming, and here's who will drive it

More women running for office to oppose Trump Former US ambassador to Austria, Swanee Hunt, is founder of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, founder of Political Parity, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in politics, and author of "Rwandan Women Rising." Andrea Dew Steele is founder 19

December 31, 2017 11:51 AM Tamil film star to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India’s Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. Tamil Nadu, which accounts for the bulk of India’s automobile exports, has been in political limbo since the death 21