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Hundreds of thousands of people crowd Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday as Pope Francis celebrates the final Mass of his visit to Brazil. Security lapses, traffic chaos and other logistical snafus marred the visit. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics

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Anti-gay protesters try to attack a bus with gay activists who are being taken away from a pro-gay-rights rally by police for their own protection in Tblisi, Georgia, on May 17. Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

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Narcotics officers in New York seized 3,586 pounds of cocaine and $1.3 million seized in 1997. Cocaine use in the U.S. has dropped by almost half since 2006. Gino Dominico/AP hide caption

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U.S.

How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction

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Political Crisis In Egypt

Crackdown In Egypt Shows Shift In Military's Approach

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Jeff Caldwell, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit on May 8. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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U.S. Carmakers Are Riding High, But Detroit May Not Feel It

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Roberto Francisco Daniel, widely known as Padre Beto, was excommunicated by the Catholic Church for his views on gay marriage and other hot-button issues. The former priest says the church must adapt to a changing world. Denise Guimaraes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Radical Brazilian Priest Who Was Excommunicated

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Biologists normally look for the hellbender slamander, which is known by the nickname "snot otter," under rocks in streams. But now there's a gentler way: They can take water samples and look for traces of the animals' DNA. Robert J. Erwin/Science Source hide caption

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What's Swimming In The River? Just Look For DNA

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Teacher Karen Pate assists math teachers with Common Core materials in Baltimore. As in other states, Maryland teachers are attending trainings to prepare to implement the new standards this fall. Gwendolyn Glenn/WYPR hide caption

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Teachers Hit The Books To Master New Education Standards

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A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa. The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens

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