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Congressman Peter King, R-New York, and the latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight.
His acts of compassion and his common touch have captivated the world over for the past nine months.
Today, as Pope Francis is telling the faithful that Christmas is the season for giving, new CNN polls showed Americans are wild about the new pope. Among American Catholics, his approval is almost 90%, higher than any time of Pope John Paul II's last decade in power.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin explained why Pope Francis is so popular, even among atheists, to Dana Bash.
In South Sudan, there are reports of mass graves and attacks on civilians as violence spreads throughout the country.
U.S. Marines continue to stand by in the region to help evacuate Americans caught in the middle of the chaos.
CNN's Elise Labott reports on the latest fears tensions between South Sudan's president and supporters of the former vice president could turn into a civil war.
Which films should be on your must-see list this holiday season?
New York Magazine's and CBS Sunday Morning's David Edelstein gives his picks.
In today's contentious Capitol Hill environment, Senate Chaplain Barry Black often finds himself playing the role of a fed-up mom caught in the middle of a food fight between senators.
Before the upper chamber left Washington, DC for the holidays, CNN's Dana Bash went to his office, tucked away inside the Capitol, and got some insight about his approach to ministering to politicians.
While you were doing your last-minute Christmas shopping, way up high - more than 200 miles above the planet - two astronauts were taking part in a risky spacewalk.
The astronauts were on a mission to fix a cooling pump malfunction on the International Space Station, a critical problem that, if left unattended, could have resulted in an evacuation.
CNN's Alina Machado updated Dana Bash on the situation.