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Pope warns against hostility targeting people of different races

Pope Francis speaks out during ceremony giving Roman Catholic Church new cardinals from six continents

Pope Francis inducts new princes of Catholic Church

At the Vatican, Pope Francis elevated 17 bishops to cardinals, including three Americans. He placed those signature cardinal-colored skullcaps on the newest members of this exclusive club. Seth Doane tells us about the new princes of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis names three new American cardinals

At the Vatican Saturday morning, Pope Francis elevated 17 bishops to cardinals, including three Americans. Seth Doane reports from St. Peter's Basilica, where the ceremony took place.

Teen arrested in France for alleged ties to ISIS jihadi

French authorities say the teen was arrested for alleged links to a jihadi who claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice

Aleppo’s hospital complex bombed, forcing closures

Airstrikes also hit a village in rural areas Aleppo province, killing seven members of a family, including four children, opposition activists said

Secret Service seizes $30 million in fake cash in Lima, Peru

Secret Service agents recovered $30 million in fake cash piled in houses and apartment buildings in Lima, Peru this week. Working with 1,500 Peruvian national police officers, "Operation Sunset" took two years to execute. Errol Barnett has the latest.

Fight against climate change runs into cold hard reality

The reality of today's carbon-emitting energy systems sinks in after the fanfare surrounding the Paris Agreement

Secret Service makes massive counterfeit bust in Peru

Peruvian counterfeiters are among the best in the world, according to one agent; an estimated 60 percent of phony bills worldwide come from there

Suspected Colombian drug lord extradited to Miami

Argentina’s security ministry said on Thursday that the country extradited Henry Lopez Londono to the United States to face cocaine trafficking charges

U.S. votes against anti-Nazi resolution at U.N.

The U.S. was one of three countries to nix a resolution condemning glorification of Nazism, citing freedom of speech issues and concerns Russia was using it to carry out political attacks against its neighbors

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Congenital blindness reversed in mice

Researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings advance efforts toward regenerative therapies for blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

When viruses infect phytoplankton, it can change the clouds

Microscopic plant-like organisms called phytoplankton support the diversity of life in the ocean. Scientists now report that one species, Emiliania huxleyi, and a virus closely associated with it, might be responsible for changes in cloud properties as well. When infected, E. huxleyi releases its chalky shell into the air, where it acts as an aerosol reflecting sunlight and even affecting cloud creation and movement.

Stern of World War II US destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

In the midst of World War II on August 18, 1943, the USS Abner Read struck what was presumed to be a Japanese mine in the Bering Sea. The catastrophic blast took the lives of 71 American sailors. For their families, the final resting place of loved ones lost remained unknown. Until now. On July 16, 2018, a team of researchers using robotics technology discovered the sunken stern of the World War II destroyer -- solving a 75-year-old mystery.