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Pope Francis dons a Mexican charro style sombrero, in Mexico City's main sqaure, the Zocalo, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites. The pontiff's five-day visit will include a very personal prayer at the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Pope Francis gives tough love to Mexico’s political, church elite

- Associated Press

Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico’s political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

Cupid's Undie Run will raise awareness and money for neurofibromatosis (NF) research through the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF). (Image: https://www.facebook.com/CupidsUndieRun)

Raising cash for children with cancer for Valentine’s Day, but in an unusual way

- The Washington Times

Hundreds of D.C. residents will gather Saturday to brrrr-ave the winter weather for Cupid’s Undie Run, sponsored by Sock It To Me, one of 36 such bare-most-of-it runs taking place across the country for Valentine’s Day. The run will raise awareness and money for neurofibromatosis (NF) research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF).

In its non-binding vote, the European Parliament called on its member states to protect Edward Snowden from extradition and drop any criminal charges of their own. (Associated Press)

Edward Snowden inspires spy video game

- The Washington Times

A new video game aiming to expose “suffocating privacy invasions” carried out by intelligence agencies has drawn some of its inspiration from controversial National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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'National Bird' gives new perspective on America's drone war

- Associated Press

Among the eeriest scenes in "National Bird," a documentary which tracks the fallout of drone warfare from the point of view of American whistleblowers and Afghan victims, is the languid aerial footage of U.S. suburbs, sports fields and skyscrapers.

1930s electricity co-ops take Internet initiative

- Associated Press

When sisters Caroline Clark and Dianne Rissman set up their quilt shop in the house on their family farm in Iowa 2004, vendors they would call about fabric or thread would helpfully tell them it would be easier to order on line.

Refurnishing campaign brings new life to George Wythe House

- Associated Press

Long before Colonial Williamsburg began restoring the George Wythe House in 1939, the handsomely proportioned brick landmark ranked as one of the colonial capital's finest structures.

Radon bill inching forward in Nebraska Legislature

- Associated Press

A bill designed to protect new homes from radon gas is gaining traction among Nebraska lawmakers, but no major changes are likely until at least next year.

1930s electricity coops takes Internet initiative

- Associated Press

When sisters Caroline Clark and Dianne Rissman set up their quilt shop in the house on their family farm in Iowa 2004, vendors they would call about fabric or thread would helpfully tell them it would be easier to order on line.

Click says she'll fight to keep her Missouri job

Associated Press

A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she wants to keep her job and has been working with a public relations firm to repair her image after becoming nationally known for her run-ins with student journalists during protests at the university.