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Cardinals and bishops attend a mass for the beatification of former pope Paul VI in St. Peter's square at the Vatican October 19, 2014. Former pope Paul VI who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will be beatified by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Beatification is the last step before sainthood. The late pope's move towards canonization was made possible when the Vatican recognised a miracle concerning a pregnant woman in California whose child was at risk of dying. After praying to Paul VI, the child survived. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Cardinals and bishops attend a mass for the beatification of former pope Paul VI in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican October 19, 2014. ¬†REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Video: That was quick

Roman Catholic officials drop language from a controversial document that encouraged church acceptance of gay people.

 

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna dew?

Droplets on your lawn? Those could be incriminating evidence for California’s “water cops,” who target sprinkler users and other H2O scofflaws amid the state’s drought.

 

Video: ‘Help! I’ve fallen and I — oh, hey, you’re here’

A new wearable device detects when the elderly take a tumble, speeding up the response time from emergency workers.

Mamma Mimas!

The Saturn moon Mimas is seen in an image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken at a distance of about 9,500 kilometers (5,900 miles) February 13, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Handout via Reuters

Saturn moon Mimas, seen from NASA spacecraft. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Handout via Reuters

 

The good news, there’s potential for life in space. The bad news…

Scientists discover a life-friendly ocean habitat beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Mimas.

 

Note to self: Apply for job at the Fed

The highest-earning 113 employees at the Federal Reserve make an average of $246,506 per year, more than chairperson Janet Yellen.

A frightfully large pumpkin – and terrifying kangaroo

An artist's rendering shows a big-bodied, short-faced kangaroo called a sthenurine that lived in Australia from about 13 million years ago until about 30,000 years ago, in this undated handout. REUTERS/Brian Regal/Brown University/Handout via Reuters

An artist’s rendering shows a big-bodied, short-faced kangaroo called a sthenurine that lived in Australia from about 13 million years ago until about 30,000 years ago. REUTERS/Brian Regal/Brown University/Handout via Reuters

 

The stuff that nightmares are made of

Look at this giant, ancient kangaroo. It couldn’t even hop; it just walked around, scientists say.

 

New Year’s hangover? They’ll be there for you.

Attention couch potatoes: Netflix plans to stream all 10 seasons of “Friends” beginning January 1.

Texas won’t leaf voters alone

Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

Gallery: Fall – it’s not just for screensavers anymore

Save yourself the three-hour leaf-peeping tour and check out Reuters pictures of beautiful fall foliage.

 

That’s nothing compared to the bouncers

A U.S. appeals court revives a Texas law requiring voters to show ID before they vote.

Waiting is the hardest part (for lenders)

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a street-theater production wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Make the lenders wait

Don’t be in a hurry to pay off your student loans — even if you have the cash, experts say.

 

‘Are we capable of welcoming these people?’

A Vatican document marks a stark shift in its attitude toward the gay community: tolerance. Radical stuff.

A green cadet?

A production assistant prepares to inspect marijuana in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km  (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A production assistant prepares to inspect marijuana in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pfc. Cannabis, reporting for duty

Light ‘em up? After legalizing marijuana for medical use, Italy taps its army to grow pot.

 

Gallery: What’s tougher than iron?

Athletes compete in what is billed as the world’s toughest triathlon, the Arch to Arc, which includes an 87-mile run.

Dead flamingos – and other ghoulish news

A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Gallery: Halloween is (almost… kind of) here

Just in time for the holiday, an inventor test-flies a life-size, remote-controlled, broom-riding witch.

 

Fraternities are for the birds

A Mississippi frat pledge is tasked with taking a picture with a swan at a zoo. Instead he kills two flamingos.

Big cats, big problems

A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

Long commutes hurt everyone’s love life

Crisscrossing highways are diminishing the available gene pool for Southern California’s mountain lions. You’re not the only one who hates traffic.

 

And speaking of big cats…

Best prank ever? China is on a lookout for a tiger that crossed into its border after Russian President Vladimir Putin released it into the wild.

Beliebers need to step up their game

Artist Alexey Sergienko (L) paints a heart on a shirt during a presentation of the fashion brand "Homeland", which was held on Russian President Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday anniversary, in St. Petersburg, October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Artist Alexey Sergienko paints a heart on a shirt during a presentation of the fashion brand “Homeland”, which was held on Vladimir Putin’s birthday, in St. Petersburg, October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Gallery: Call them ‘Puties’

He may be reviled by some – but as this collection of Reuters photography shows, Russian leader Vladimir Putin has more than a few groupies.

 

That little birdy can’t tell you much

Twitter sues the U.S. Justice Department for the right to reveal the extent of government surveillance.

Ukrainians move out

People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service, with children seen playing in the foreground, in Belgorod, June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vladimir Kornev

People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service, with children seen playing in the foreground, in Belgorod, June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vladimir Kornev

Displaced by war, seeking new life

East Ukrainians flee their country amid violence and resentment.

 

‘Genocide Day’ was taken

¬†Seattle’s City Council votes to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

 

An $800 million controversy?

As a Hobby Lobby executive plans his new Museum of the Bible, some scholars have doubts.

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