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Host 2022 Olympics? Cities Say No Thanks

Costs make gig increasingly unappealing

(Newser) - The race is on for the 2022 Winter Olympics—the race to get out of hosting, that is. Four cities that were considering hosting, including two finalists for the job, have dropped out of the running. Four finalists remain, but only two of those bids look robust. Cities just don'... More »

Krakow Church's New Relic: Blood of John Paul II

Vial will be installed in altar following late pope's beatification

(Newser) - A vial holding the blood of Pope John Paul II will be installed in a Polish church as a relic, the AP reports. The vial will form part of the altar at a Krakow church due to open in May, the month of the late Polish pope's beatification. The city’... More »

Poles Protest President's Burial With Kings

Kacyznski continues to polarize nation

(Newser) - Poland's late president is proving to be as divisive in death as he was in life. The unified sense of national mourning that followed the death of Lech Kaczynski and scores of other dignitaries in a plane crash has been split by an increasingly bitter dispute over plans to bury... More »

Polanski Rape Happened at Nicholson's Pad

And other things you didn't know about the fugitive director

(Newser) - Think you know everything about Roman Polanski? You’re probably wrong. compiles a list of surprising tidbits about the headline-grabbing statutory rapist:
  • It happened at Jack Nicholson’s house: Somehow lost in the hubbub was the fact that the crime took place at Nicholson’s home, where Polanski
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