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The marriage certificate of flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi and Paola Podest, that were married by Pope Francis during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in ChilePope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile
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Security looks on as Pope Francis rides on a pope-mobile past the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis urged the people to continue to be welcoming toward migrants in this Chilean coastal city which has experienced a boom of immigrants from several countries. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
The Latest: Pope stops motorcade to help fallen officerPope Francis has stopped his motorcade to check on a police officer who fell from her horse along the route
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Puerto Rico issues over 100 warrants for alleged drug ringAuthorities in Puerto Rico have issued more than 100 arrest warrants for suspects they say ran a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring tied to more than 30 killings
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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims, one holding up the religious icon "Nino Milagroso," or Miraculous Child, left, as he arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope urges Chile to welcome migrants, holds airborne weddingPope Francis is urging Chileans to keep welcoming immigrants even as the migrant population booms
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Comment about rebel policeman's death stall Venezuela talksVenezuela's opposition is not attending talks on resolving the country's political crisis after a top official claimed one of their leaders helped locate a rebel policeman killed in a shootout this week
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Pope Francis performs first ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship carrierPope Francis performs first ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship carrier
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In this Jan. 13, 2018 photo, Father Pablo Zabala, better known as Padre Pablo, explains to five-year-old Valentino Cahuata how to properly ring the church bell to call the faithful to Mass, in Boca Colorado, part of Peru’s Madre de Dios region in the Amazon. The 70-year-old Spanish priest said that for the families who survive by mining gold in the Amazon the problem of poverty must be addressed first. “It’s easy to talk from Lima or Rome,” Zabala says. “But what will these people eat if they’re kicked out?”(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Priest tends to miners, sex workers deep in Peru's AmazonPope Francis is expected to travel deep into the Amazon to encourage Peruvians to protect the world's largest rainforest _ a message that a Spanish priest says is unlikely to resonate with the miners and sex workers he tends to in the forlorn outpost
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Small plane with 6 on board vanishes from radar in BahamasBahamas air controllers lost track of a small plane with six people on board as it traveled between two islands, and officials say searchers have located a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean
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Mexico to request extradition of former Chihuahua governorMexico's federal government will file extradition requests for a former ruling party governor accused of diverting public funds
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, right, shakes hands with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd after a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined  sheriffs from several Florida counties to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work togetherSeventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally
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2 former guerrillas shot in Colombia at campaign eventTwo ex-combatants with Colombia's once-largest rebel group have been shot to death while participating in a campaign event for the guerrilla's new political party
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Pickup, train collision in Mexico kills 5, injures 10Authorities in central Mexico say a crash involving a pickup truck and a train has killed five people and injured 10 more, including six children
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Nuns smile as they hope to get a glance of Pope Francis as he arrives to meet with young people at the Shrine of Maipu in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan., 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during MassPope Francis has denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains in his visit to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples
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At least 33 bodies found in clandestine graves in MexicoMexican authorities say search dogs led them to the grisly discovery of four clandestine graves containing at least 33 bodies in a sugarcane field in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit
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US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto RicoU.S. federal officials have temporarily held back a billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria
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