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Election 2012 -- Mitt Romney's Latino Support Fueled by Evangelicals

President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney mocked themselves — and each other, and Joe Biden, and others — late Thursday during a joke-filled Al Smith Dinner. The best one-liners

Beirut Bombing: Casualties Reported As Car Bomb Reportedly Rocks Lebanese Capital

Hospital: Shot Pakistani schoolgirl can stand, communicate

Chicago -- Boy Scout files detail local sex abuse

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A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages ScientistsA California businessman spews 100 tons of iron dust in Pacific waters off western Canada.

Kateri Tekakwitha: The first Native American saint

Boston -- Movie on Catholic church molestation scandal gets director, screenwriterThe production companies Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust, which plan to make the movie based on the stories of the Boston Globe journalists who uncovered the scandal, has hired a director Tom McCarthy (a Boston College grad who costarred in “The Wire” and has directed “The Station Agent,” “Win, Win,” and “The Visitor”) and screenwriter Josh Singer .

Ireland: People with no religions up 400%The proportion of the population that is Catholic is at its lowest since 1961. The latest Census 2011 data released by the CSO shows that 84% of the population now identify themselves as Catholic.


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