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  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock. …

  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. …

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. …

  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict. …

  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. …