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In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Vatican: Pope Francis’ encounter with Kim Davis not a form of support

- Associated Press

The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the focal point in the gay marriage debate in the U.S., saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted in the U.S. and that their encounter “should not be considered a form of support of her position.”

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Autism educator and artist: Dorr to understanding

- Associated Press

In his work as a behavior and autism support specialist with the Corvallis School District, Jake Dorr often uses graphics called "social stories" to work with students.

Participants of a silent disco dance with headsets at the railway station Gare du Nord, turned into a giant nightclub, during the 14th edition of the Paris cultural event "Nuit Blanche," or "Sleepless Night," in Paris early Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Paris parties all night with silent disco, art shows

Associated Press

Thousands of Parisians danced in eerie silence at the Gare du Nord train station and galleries left their doors open all night for the French capital's annual "Sleepless Night" festival.

In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2015, Bethany Hughes shows six tattooed footprints on her foot that represent countries she has lived in. Growing up with missionary parents has fostered a wandering spirit in Hughes, who plans to spend five years in an attempt to become the first woman to trek from the southern tip of South America to the northern tip of Alaska all by non-motorized means. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek

- Associated Press

The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.

Artist to write play inspired by Beatrice's historic events

- Associated Press

The current artist-in-residence at the Homestead National Monument of America is including bits of Beatrice history in a play for potential national use called "The Awakening Land: Stories of National Expansion and the Homestead Movement."

In fighting Islamic State, man finds his cause

- Associated Press

Shrouded in darkness and silence, the small squad of soldiers hiked down a mud-slathered mountain along the Syrian border with their rifles and little else.