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Reports: Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be Cardinal Francis George successor

Cardinal Francis George’s successor will be Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate with a style similar to Pope Francis, according to media reports on Friday. The Vatican and George are expected to disclose the news Saturday, according to the Associated Press and National Catholic Reporter.

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A gang member recently out of jail shot and killed a 9-year-old boy because he thought the child was warning his intended targets — rival gang members, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Friday.

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