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It's All Politics

The Complicated History Of Popes And U.S. Presidents

Pope Francis' visit to Washington marks the 29th time a pope has sat down for a meeting with a president of the United States. As usual, politics will provide the backdrop.

Wilfried Block, the mayor of Friedland, in northeastern Germany, says his shrinking town needs migrants to revitalize the economy. Much of Europe faces a demographic challenge, with retirees on the rise and young workers in decline. Analysts say migrants could be the source of young workers that Europe needs. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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A German Town In Decline Sees Refugees As Path To Revival

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Bill Madden after receiving the J.G. Spink Award for baseball writers during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 25, 2010. Madden was one of the sports staffers cut in a recent round of layoffs at the New York Daily News. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Too Many Sports Columnists Being Cut From The Team

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The Complicated History Of Popes And U.S. Presidents

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