Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Center during the mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday in Rome. L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images hide caption

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Humble Gestures Are New Pope's Symbol Of Service

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This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. Aaron Hewitt/AP hide caption

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It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

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This week scientists announced they have reproduced the genome of an extinct amphibian, the gastric brooding frog. Auscape/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Resurrected Frog Gives Us Cause To Brood

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What's The Score On Spirited Sports Banter At Bars?

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced Friday that he has reversed his stance against same-sex marriage. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Power Of A Father's Love Overturns His Beliefs

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The failed Snowquester reminds us, during a time of national debate, that experts can still be wrong. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Snowquester Fizzles, But We're Humbled Anyway

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DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova universities have decided to leave the Big East Conference and pursue a new basketball framework. Todd Taulman/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Catholic Universities See True Path To Salvation: Basketball

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Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

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Oscar Pistorius, seen here winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, faces charges that he murdered his girlfriend. Pistorius also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reminders Flood In: Athletes Are People, Not Heroes

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Is Honest Abe's Stovepipe Hat A Fake?

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Katherine Webb (left), the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, and McCarron's mother, Dee Dee Bonner (second from left), watch McCarron celebrate after the BCS National Championship college football game on Jan. 7. Webb was caught on camera and announcer Brent Musburger enthusiastically remarked that quarterbacks "get all the good-looking women." ESPN later apologized. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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An Oft-Told Tale: The Beauty Queen And The Quarterback

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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira speaks to the French National Assembly on Jan. 29, the first day of debate on the government project to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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Vive La Scandale! French Lawmakers Caught In The Act (Of Playing Scrabble)

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Maltipoo Shaggy is dressed as a Yankees fan at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City last year. Commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees are turning into a home for the assisted living. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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It's The Dog Days For America's Sports Dynasties

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History Sometimes Rewards Those Who Are Sidelined

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis speaks at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday. The Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. It will be Lewis' last game. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

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