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U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) discusses his resignation in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 25, 2015. Boehner will step down and leave the House at the end of October after struggling with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-year reign as the chamber's top Republican. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert    - RTX1SHYW

Republican House speaker resigns amid party controversy

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Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner surprised Washington Friday by announcing his plan to resign from Congress.
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Pope talks climate change and poverty at White House and DC churches

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More than 11,000 people turned out to watch President Barack Obama welcome Pope Francis on the White House lawn Wednesday. Continue reading

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Hundreds die in Hajj pilgrim stampede

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More than 700 people died in a stampede that took place near the end of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
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Who is Pope Francis?

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Pope Francis is visiting the United States this week and thousands of faithful are traveling to glimpse the man described as a “breath of fresh air” for the Catholic Church.
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For refugees, arrival in Germany means more waiting

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After dangerous crossings and sleepless nights, refugees fleeing violence in Syria reach their goal only to find that a longer bureaucratic journey has just begun. Continue reading

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