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A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

Lebanese group stages sit-in at ministry over trash crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, staging a sit-in outside the minister's office and demanding his resignation over the country's snowballing trash crisis.

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was released by police late Tuesday after being arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dophin hunt due to begin this week.

Portugal struggles to sell rescued bank

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is having trouble selling Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged from last year's collapse of major lender Banco Espirito Santo.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's expecting twins

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer revealed Tuesday she is expecting identical twin girls but will only take "limited time away" from running the Internet giant. "Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer wrote. Yahoo has snapped up dozens of tech startups since the former Google executive signed on as chief three years ago.

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."

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Sex traffickers branding victims

Kentucky clerk: There is a power above man's laws

Casey Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.









Birthright citizenship and the U.S. Constitution

If you're born in the United States you automatically become a citizen, but some argue birthright citizenship actually goes against the U.S. Constitution. CNN's Danny Cevallos explains.









What weapons does North Korea have?

From cyber warfare to Soviet era tanks, CNN's Kyung Lah explains what the country's military capabilities are.









Who are all these refugees?

Migrants have been heading to Europe in record numbers, and most are refugees fleeing their homes. CNN's Arwa Damon explains who these people are, and why they are risking their lives to make the journey.









Inside Ben Carson's quiet surge

Watch out Donald Trump. Here comes Ben Carson.









Cops at wrong house shoot owner

It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot.









How dangerous are brain-eating amoebas?

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what you need to know about naegleria fowleri, more commonly known as brain-eating amoeba, found in warm fresh water.









Cell phone video shows man lifting hands, then being shot by police

Gilbert Flores is shirtless, running in front of a home as the two police officers approach him.









Baby gorilla plays peekaboo with boy

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Griffin denies 'liking' post that ripped Redskins

Griffin denies 'liking' post that ripped Redskins

Haden: Sarkisian decision in best interest of USC

Haden: Sarkisian decision in best interest of USC

After disastrous loss, Matt Williams' time running short in D.C.

After disastrous loss, Matt Williams' time running short in D.C.

Report: Clippers' Jordan parts ways with agents

Report: Clippers' Jordan parts ways with agents

RB Richardson released by Raiders, sources say

RB Richardson released by Raiders, sources say

Golson wins Seminoles QB battle over Maguire

Golson wins Seminoles QB battle over Maguire

27 minutes later: Serena cruises into 2nd round

27 minutes later: Serena cruises into 2nd round

Shelby Miller tops list of unluckiest players of 2015

Shelby Miller tops list of unluckiest players of 2015
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