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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

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Pope urges clergy to go into the world, tend to the needy

Pope Francis encouraged Catholic priests and nuns to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy as he celebrated a Mass on Saturday in a Polish church dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Polish pontiff whose staunch defense of workers' rights in the 1970s and '80s challenged his nation's then-Communist rulers.

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What's safe? Europe grapples with security after attacks

You can't put a guard in every church and patrol every beach. But after a wave of attacks in Western Europe, authorities are struggling to protect their people as best they can. The French Riviera city of Cannes has banned large backpacks on beaches lest they hide explosives, and Britain is providing extra funding for security at tens of thousands of places of worship.

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This is Chernobyl: 30 years after the nuclear disaster

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the area, deemed uninhabitable for the next 3000 years, continues to house plant workers and provides a brief glimpse of the chaos left behind for curious tourists.
Ali Rizvil McClatchy
This is Chernobyl: 30 years after the nuclear disaster 2:45

This is Chernobyl: 30 years after the nuclear disaster

Belgium police release video of Brussels bombing suspect with hat after blasts 0:38

Belgium police release video of Brussels bombing suspect with hat after blasts

Terror in Brussels 2:36

Terror in Brussels

Video: A look at the raid that re-captured El Chapo, as it unfolds from a Marine's POV 3:12

Video: A look at the raid that re-captured El Chapo, as it unfolds from a Marine's POV