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Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is working with state and local officials on Hawaii's Big Island to form a hazard mitigation plan for albizia trees on Hawaii's Big Island.
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The United States attempted a rescue operation earlier this summer to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by ISIS, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a written statement.