Middle East
Risking kidnapping, or worse, we explored Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria. Here's what happened

Pope Francis' small steps to lift liberals' hearts

Pope Francis may never ordain a woman, but when change has been a long, long time coming, even small steps (especially if they're taken in plain black shoes) can lift liberal hearts -- not to mention a pope's American popularity. STORY: Pope Francis: Confounding the pundits as an agent of change
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