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The Two-Way
6:41 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands

Pope Francis delivers his blessing from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica Sunday, after leading Easter Mass in the Vatican.
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A crowd estimated at more than 150,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square for an Easter Mass led by Pope Francis Sunday. The pope gave his traditional blessing on the most important day of the Christian calendar; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.

From Rome, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports for our Newscast unit:

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Around the Nation
6:07 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about much more than who wins.

Africa
6:07 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Conservationist Shot In Africa's Oldest Nature Preserve

An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.

Around the Nation
6:07 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Colorado Holds First Cannibis Cup For First Legal Pot

Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. The Denver Post's "The Cannabist" editor Ricardo Baca tells NPR's Rachel Martin what scored highest.

Europe
6:07 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Ukraine's Divide May Be Too Broad For Easter To Bridge

For Ukrainians, who are primarily Orthodox Christians, Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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