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As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances. Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, about his recent column detailing his personal motivation for intensifying the paper's focus on climate change coverage.

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.

Saying that he's trying to save the community, Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.




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