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The 115 cardinal-electors of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church, meeting in conclave for the second day on March 13, elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to become the church’s 266th pope.

A new policy approved by the Chicago Public Schools will require students to participate in sex education instruction, beginning in kindergarten.

An Egyptian human rights organization said that an Egyptian Coptic Christian who died while being detained by Libyan Islamists was tortured to death.

Mississippi lawmakers have passed legislation that would legalize student-led prayer in the state's public schools.

Arkansas lawmakers have overridden Governor Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy — giving the state the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.

 

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