NEW POPE: Francis I becomes the 265th Successor of Saint Peter


Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, has been elected as the new supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church.

The son of Italian immigrants and Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis will lead the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics. As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he was seen as a very conservative minded leader who often worked in the slums.

He was elected on the 5th ballot.

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Return to Makin Island

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Uploaded on Mar 20, 2009

True story of the recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later. Story: Pat Mendoza. Music arranged by Pat Mendoza Trumpet: Steve Wiest. Singers: the Islanders and Pat Mendoza
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The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass.

Step forward now you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes…

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Washington Gun Control Bill Fails In State House

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CBS Seattle reports …

A contentious proposal to expand background checks on Washington state gun sales failed Tuesday in the state House, where supporters said they were just a handful of votes short.

In a final effort to pick up a few extra votes, Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, had proposed a referendum clause that would have allowed the public to vote on the measure. He initially believed that would draw enough support to corral the 50 votes needed to pass the bill but conceded Tuesday night that others had dropped their backing because of that shift.

“It was too big of a stretch for this year,” Pedersen said.

Pedersen said he was disappointed by the result, and several Democrats departing for the night were emotional about the collapse of a bill they’d spent two days intensely working to finalize. The week had included lobbying from former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the…

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California Seizes Guns As Owners Lose Right To Keep Arms

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Anyone still claiming that registration doesn’t lead to confiscation?

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.

California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mentally unstable.

“What do we do about the guns that are already in the hands of persons who, by law, are considered too dangerous to possess them?” Harris said…

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