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Pope Benedict Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI surprised Catholics around the world today by announcing his intention to abdicate on Feb. 28. Kojo explores how Pope Benedict's decision will affect Catholics and policy in Washington and around the world.

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Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for A Good Meal In Puerto Rico

In a tropical spot like Puerto Rico, you'd think a person would practically be stumbling over exotic fruits and fresh fish. Not so much. Blame global economics.
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'Huge Explosion' At Turkey-Syria Border, Says NPR Correspondent At Scene

A car exploded, killing at least several people and wounding many more, according to news reports. NPR's Deborah Amos, who was at the border crossing, says the blast caused panic.
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Text And Video Of Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation Announcement

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the 85-year-old pontiff says.
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Vatican 'Surprised' By Pope's Resignation Announcement

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfill the duties of his office. For more details, Renee Montagne speaks with journalist Josephine McKenna in Rome.
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Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning

Citing his age (85) and diminished strength, the pontiff plans to step down effective Feb. 28. It's likely that a conclave to elect a new pope will be held by mid-March. A pope hasn't stepped down this way since 1415.

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Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Feb. 28

Pope Benedict announced Monday morning he is retiring at the end of the month. He will be the first pontiff to step aside in six centuries.
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Pentagon Goes On The Offensive Against Cyberattacks

U.S. military commanders are emphasizing their readiness to defend the nation against cyberthreats from abroad. What they do not say is that they are equally prepared to launch their own cyberattacks against U.S. adversaries.

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