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Neon Trees, The Mormon Band Who Made It Big, On Honesty

The band's catchy new album, Pop Psychology, was scooped by a bigger announcement: Its frontman, Tyler Glenn, is gay.

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Syria Gives Up Chemical Weapons ... But A War Rages On

Syria appears likely to meet Sunday's deadline for handing over its chemical arsenal. But President Bashar Assad hasn't been weakened. His forces currently have the upper hand in the civil war.

Pope John Paul II at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in 1995. John Paul, the pontiff from 1978-2005, was a favorite among traditionalist. He will be canonized on Sunday along with the late Pope John XXIII, he was popular among liberals. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Very Different Popes Will Be Canonized

Pope John Paul II was a favorite of traditionalists in the Catholic Church. John XXIII was beloved by liberals. By canonizing them together, Pope Francis hopes to keep all Catholics in the same tent.

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Pope John Paul II at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in 1995. John Paul, the pontiff from 1978-2005, was a favorite among traditionalist. He will be canonized on Sunday along with the late Pope John XXIII, he was popular among liberals. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Foolish Behavior Neon Trees 0:13

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In a new book, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says we should rewrite the Second Amendment, abolish the death penalty and restrict political campaign spending. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Izzat Majeed address a crowd in New York during a collaborative concert between Sachal Studios musicians and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Lahore-born philanthropist founded a recording studio and provided opportunities for musicians in Pakistan. Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images hide caption

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