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

The Associated Press says Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., will be Cardinal Francis George’s successor. George may announce his successor at a news conference Saturday, according to news reports. It would mark the first major U.S. appointment of Pope Francis’ papacy, as George’s successor would lead the third largest diocese in the country.

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Four charged in shooting death of 9-year-old

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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