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5:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning

Pope Benedict XVI, on Saturday at the Vatican.
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Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 1:49 pm

(Most recent update: 2:50 p.m ET.)

For the first time in nearly 600 years, a pope is resigning from his post as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning that he is stepping down effective Feb. 28.

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Around the Nation
4:39 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Mother Nature Unleashes Dangerous Storms

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 10:41 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On a Monday, it's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Several parts of the country spent time fending off the weather this past weekend. Mississippi residents lived through moments of terror last night. A tornado struck Hattiesburg, home to the University of Southern Mississippi, where Leslie Nash(ph) is a student.

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Africa
4:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Insurgents In Northern Mali Launch Guerrilla Attacks

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 5:50 am

It appears that the conflict in northern Mali is entering a new stage — insurgency.

Africa
4:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Political Crisis Deepens In Tunisia

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 5:52 am

The crisis in Tunisia deepened over the weekend when a secular political party withdrew from the Islamist-led coalition government. The crisis erupted last week when a secular politician and human rights advocate was gunned down outside his home in Tunis.

Business
4:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Business News

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 10:41 am

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