Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was already the graybeard of the NFL. Now, his daughter Brittany Favre has given birth to a son, making him the league's only grandpa.
Today's revelation that a Minnesota priest charged in a 2007 sex abuse case involving a teenage girl still practices in India continues to put a spotlight on the Vatican and Pope Benedict.
A youth plays with an empty camera as he takes a break from fishing in Lake Azuei, near the border with the Dominican Republic in Malpasse, Haiti, on April 1. Fish from Lake Azuei sell for 50 cents at local street markets.
Michigan is second only to Texas in the number of 'patriot' groups, including militias like the Hutaree. It has a long tradition of spawning antigovernment groups.
The latest Catholic sex abuse scandals are confronting Pope Benedict with what one Catholic newspaper calls the "largest institutional crisis in centuries." In Germany, the church announced a hotline for victims of abuse. A summary of key cases that happened on Benedict's watch.
States' Medicaid programs will have to grow dramatically to meet the demands of healthcare reform. Those states that have already started the process could come out ahead financially.
President Obama signed the healthcare reform bill Tuesday. Democrats will now work to sell the new law's benefits, while Republicans look to repeal it and emphasize their own plan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the formidable task of persuading 216 Democrats to vote for a Senate health care bill that many did not like. This is how she succeeded – and failed.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) of Ohio in November voted against the House version of the legislation, arguing it "incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry." Congressman Kucinich announced he would switch his vote on March 17 after talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. Here, Kucinich conducts a news conference on March 17, announcing his support for healthcare reform in Washington.
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