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General News Archive - April 17, 2008

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Pope Benedict XVI praised America as a land of opportunity and hope Thursday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his U.S. pilgrimage, but he lamented that the nation's promise fell short for Indians and blacks.

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The 416 children who once led cloistered lives on their church's ranch outside a tiny town in West Texas have spent the past two weeks sleeping on cots, shuffled from shelter to shelter.