Cardinals gathered in Vatican City on Monday, a day before the papal selection process known as the conclave begins.
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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.


Van Cliburn meets President Barack Obama
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February 27, 2013

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.


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