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The skinny: Pope Francis is kind of a big deal

He's kind of a big deal: Less than a year into his papacy, Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year and landed the cover of Rolling Stone.

Karma still exists

Suspected gunman shoots self in groin

Police in Portland, Ore., say a man suspected of shooting a neighbor in the leg shot himself in the groin while trying to leave the scene. Police say that as the suspect left Tuesday, he accidentally shot himself in the testicles. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Heroin happy meals

Drug sting nets McDonald's worker

An employee of a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals. Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through and say, "I'd like to order a toy," officials said. Undercover agents set up a drug buy and arrested Shania Dennis, 26.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Pope Francis is kind of a big deal 01/30/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:56pm]
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