Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 14, 2013

In Argentina, New Pope Has Many Supporters, And A Few Critics

The 266th pope, and the first ever from Latin America, has one lung, rides the subway, reads Dostoevsky and has been described as both a moral compass and a silent accomplice to Argentina's former Dirty War leaders.


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


Chief Illiniwek
(John Dixon/AP)
March 13, 2013

U of I Student Court Hears Chief Illiniwek Case

A student Moot Court on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case related to the U of I’s former symbol, Chief Illiniwek.


Cardinals gathered in Vatican City on Monday, a day before the papal selection process known as the conclave begins.
(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
March 11, 2013

A Rough Guide to The Papal Conclave

The stage is now set for the opening act of one of the more spectacular and intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet: the election of a pope.


Uhuru Kenyatta
(Jerome Delay/AP)
March 09, 2013

Kenya: Kenyatta Wins With Slim Majority

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the nation's last vote — was certified as the winner on Saturday of Kenya's presidential election by the slimmest majority — 50.07 percent.


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