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The Swampby Mark Silva, and updated. Tim Russert, hard-charging host of NBC's Meet the Press and one of the best-schooled political minds on network television news, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 58, NBC reports. Russert......
The Swampby John McCormick HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is making plans for what it hopes will be an Election Night celebration outdoors in Chicago. Aides say plans are still fluid and a specific venue has yet to......
The Swampby John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign will hold what it hopes will be an Election Night celebration in Grant Park in Chicago, a campaign aide confirmed this morning. The large public space between the Loop and lakeshore also......
The Swampby Frank James The congressional committee handling the arrangements for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration has released the program for the event which will include famous entertainers like Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman and a...
You have to wonder what kind of fun Vatican mystery writer Dan Brown would have with the startling resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. As would be the case when any well-known CEO suddenly steps down "for health reasons," we are immediately suspicious....
The inexplicable months of delay between Brian Urlacher's left knee injury and an arthroscopic procedure to reduce pain and swelling a little more than a week ago is pretty difficult to understand. Why would the Bears and Urlacher gamble waiting for...
Reg Green of La Caņada Flintridge enjoys a brisk early morning hike, and that's what he was doing in the hills behind Descanso Gardens when he came upon an imposing figure standing motionless on the trail. Green, 83, was briefly alarmed, then realized...
Sun Foreign StaffBEIJING - Catholics who want to attend Mass in China's capital can visit the government-sanctioned South Cathedral without fear of harassment. But Catholics who want to celebrate Mass without restrictions, or talk freely about the conclave in Vatican...
On Sunday, an estimated 1.5 million people crowded into St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets to celebrate the beatification of Karol Wojtyla, who as Pope John Paul II reigned for more than a quarter of a century as pontiff of the Roman Catholic...
L.A. NOWWhen the Rev. Marco Ortiz saw the name of the new pope flash across the TV, he whispered to himself: "Wow." The selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Ortiz realized, ushered in an......
The Religion WorldAs the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And...
L.A. NOWThe group, Catholics United, collected nearly 10,000 signatures making "a simple request" that the retired archbishop of Los Angeles to not participate in the process, because of the priest abuse scandals that happened under his watch, said Chris...
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