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Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool - RTX2A8KJ

Syrian families resettled by Pope adjust to life in Italy

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While visiting refugee camps on the Greek Island of Lesbos in April, Pope Francis announced that three Syrian families would return with him to Rome for resettlement.
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Journalist continues ‘Out of Eden’ walk around the world

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Three years ago, Pulitzer-winning journalist Paul Salopek began a decade-long journey around the world on foot. Continue reading

Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called 'Hate Bill 2,' which they urged lawmakers to repeal as legislators convened for a short session in Raleigh, North Carolina April 25, 2016. RREUTERS/Marti Maguire - RTX2BMD1

Fallout from transgender law hits North Carolina’s wallet

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Last month, North Carolina lawmakers passed House Bill 2 requiring people to use the public bathroom matching the gender on their birth certificate. Continue reading

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX2BYKI

Cruz picks a running mate, Trump accuses Clinton of playing ‘woman card’

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Donald Trump made a speech on foreign policy Wednesday and also accused Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman’s card.” Continue reading

A woman holds a portrait of her relative, a victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, April 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BPD9

World’s worst nuclear disaster 30 years later

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Thirty years ago, the world experienced its worst nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant located in the former Soviet Union, now modern day Ukraine. Continue reading

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