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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:

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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Texas cities ask federal officials to cancel drilling leases

Associated Press

Some North Texas cities and environmental groups have asked federal officials to halt plans to allow gas drilling under a lake that's a drinking water source for millions and has a dam cited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as being in hazardous condition.

Springfield scouts search for Sasquatch

- Associated Press

Deep in the woods of Robertson County, there's a group of Boy Scouts on a four-year search for a large, hairy creature that's attracted the attention of the national television program "Finding Bigfoot."

Things To Know: Oregon Legislature Roundup

- Associated Press

Oregon lawmakers have wrapped up week two of this year's rapid-fire 35 day session, and from here on things get interesting.

Things to know about Utah's marijuana extract proposal

- Associated Press

One of two proposals this year to expand Utah's medical marijuana law sets up tight controls around a cannabis extract some conservative legislators may see as a safer option than a broader medical pot program.

The president of the International Jury of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival Meryl Streep, center, poses with jury members Lars Eidinger, left, and Clive Owen for a photo on the eve of the film festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film Festival

- Associated Press

The director of "Fire at Sea" - a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya - says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible."