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» The Vatican says Pope Francis will be hospitalized for several days for treatment of a respiratory infection after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days.
Pope Francis has a respiratory infection and will need to spend "a few days" in the hospital, the Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement on Wednesday.
» Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defended the coffee giant’s labor practices and denied union busting Wednesday in his testimony before a Senate committee chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
» Congress is taking another look at creating a new no-fly list for unruly passengers. It's an idea that was floated last year but never got off the ground.
» The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it had approved Narcan for over-the-counter, nonprescription use
» Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is facing a possible misdemeanor charge in central Florida.
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» The Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money paid on Donald Trump’s behalf is scheduled to consider other matters next week before taking a previously scheduled two-week break.
The Manhattan grand jury hearing the hush money case involving former President Donald Trump is currently scheduled to break after April 5 and restart later in the month, according to a source familiar with the matter.
» Sotheby's in New York is bringing to auction a 10.57-carat purplish-pink diamond that it says may break the sales record for such gemstones.