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Sep 04, 2015
German Tourist Spots Pope Francis In Optician's Shop

A German tourist went to the Vatican, hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis. The tourist had no luck. Later, the same tourist was walking through Rome and spotted Francis inside an optician's shop.

Sep 04, 2015
Islamic State Militants Target More Ancient Ruins In Syria

Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that ISIS had destroyed three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra, built between the years 44 and 103 CE.

Sep 04, 2015
Champion Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing. Nearly 90 pounds was shaved away. The sheep's body weight reportedly dropped by half.

Sep 04, 2015
Is The James Bond Franchise Ready For A Black 007?

Idris Elba's name has been floated as a possible successor to Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, apologized for saying Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy.

Sep 04, 2015
Unbeknownst To His Family, Virginia High School Student Recruited For ISIS

Renee Montagne talks to Andrew McCabe of the FBI about the case of the 17-year-old Virginia student, who was sentenced to 11 years in a federal prison for aiding the Islmaic Sate, also known as ISIS.

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