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Congressman heads to El Salvador for Oscar Romero's beatification

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Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., will attend the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Saturday in El Salvador. McGovern, who considered Romero a role model as an advocate for the poor, was invited by the Salvadoran government and the Jesuit-administered University of Central America José Simeón Cañas, according to a press release from his office.

The maddening end of 'Mad Men'

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SPOILER ALERT: This blog post discusses the final episode of “Mad Men.” If you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want any plot spoilers, do not read!

Let’s be honest: I started watching “Mad Men” for the vintage clothes. And the mid-century sets. And the retro barware. But throughout these seven years, I got hooked on the characters: Peggy, Joan, Roger, Pete, Betty, Sally--and, yes, even Don.

Nuclear weapons: the greatest threat to the environment

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As the Vatican gets set to roll out its highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, it is wise to recall the greatest signal threat to the global environment is the explosion of a nuclear weapon. Even one such explosion would significantly alter the world's environment, as the radiation cloud would drift around the planet.

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