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Obama to visit Pope Francis in March

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday.

Greatest things about cold weather, from losing weight to channeling Cosby

Yes, it's cold out. Again. In winter. Who'd a thunk?

Border Patrol agent's scuffle with undocumented immigrant caught on camera

The man who filmed the arrest of an illegal immigrant finds himself in trouble with the law. Jose Guzman says he caught the incident on camera because he felt authorities were going to far.

U.S. warships to be set up on standby in case of terrorists attack at Olympic Winter Games

The U.S. military will have up to two warships and several transport aircraft on standby under a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, if ordered, a U.S.

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

Here's a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero.

Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots in AFC title game

The Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Denver to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

UPS warns Christmas delivery woes hit bottom line

United Parcel Service's failure to deliver thousands of packages in time for Christmas did more than disappoint online shoppers. It's apparently going to disappoint investors as well.

Obama would not let his son play football

As the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and 49ers prepare to battle for two spots in the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama says if he had a son, he wouldn't let him play pro football.

Little Bao Bao wows them at National Zoo

Some people drove hours to see a cute little 18-pound ball of fur. Saturday was debut day for little Bao Bao the panda at the National Zoo in Washington.

U.S. lawmakers: Winter Olympics aren't safe

Members of both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees say they are extremely concerned about security surrounding next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.