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Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by bishops

Who should succeed Pope Benedict XVI?

Speculation is mounting over who will succeed Pope Benedict the sixteenth. Will it be a liberal or a conservative, and what does that even mean? Joining us to define terms is senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, John Allen.
While the Latino population of Catholics is fast-growing, influential and will no doubt have some bearing on the choice of the new pope, the church that once dominated Latin America now has serious competition from Pentecostalism.
Piles of cash

A mistake on your credit score? You're not alone

This week the Federal Trade Commission released a report saying that one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports, mistakes that could lower their credit scores, making them pay more for things like auto and home loans.
2012 London Olympics wrestling

Wrestling's out of the ring at the 2020 Olympics

Wrestling is down for the count at the 2020 Olympic Games.
SAP Open
The SAP Open tennis tournament is moving on after 125 years in the Bay Area. It's been home to some of the tennis greats, like John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

New Music Tuesday: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

This week for our New Music Tuesday segment, we turn our attention north to San Francisco. That's where you'll find Thao Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American lead singer of the indie rock band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.

What's on the horizon for the Department of Defense?

President Obama addresses the nation tonight in his fifth State of the Union speech. The focus will be jobs and the economy, but he's also expected to announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan.
LAPD Pee Wee Football - 12

Patt Morrison on what it takes to get fired from the LAPD

Patt Morrison joins take two to talk about what kinds of infractions can get an officer fired from the LAPD. In light of Christopher Dorner's accusations and subsequent dismissal Morrisson will look at how typical this case is.
A US Blackhawk army helicopter flies ove

Esquire cover story stirs controversy over veteran benefits

A cover story in Esquire magazine about a former Navy Seal is generating lots of controversy. According to the report, the unnamed Seal claims he was the man who actually killed Osama Bin Laden.
Veterans in Hollywood - Part Two
Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.
On The Map, A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
We speak with author and map collector Simon Garfield about his latest book, "On The Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," which charts the history of map making and the way maps showcase the best and worst of human nature.
3D Mission

Using lasers to make 3D models of California's missions

Lasers can do more than taunt your tabby: a California non-profit is using thousands of lasers to create 3D digital models of the 28 cultural heritage sites along the state's El Camino Real.

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