Beatification of Pope John Paul, Tunisian riots, Facebook delete mishap, and more
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International news: Pope John Paul II to be beatified
On May 1, the late Pope John Paul II will be one step closer to sainthood. Pope Benedict XVI has decreed that his predecessor deserves credit for the miracle of a French nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease, which means he will receive beatification. The much-beloved pope, who died in 2005, needs one more miracle to his credit before becoming a full saint.
International news: Riots in Tunisia
Young Tunisians angry at their country's authoritarian government and high unemployment rates are protesting in the streets. The demonstrators are demanding that President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali step down, despite his promise for more political and media freedom.
Tech news: Deleted status on Facebook, not so deleted
A new feature on Facebook, "Memorable Stories," lets users take a peek into their past. But some readers are finding parts of their past they tried to hide. Read Write Web reports that deleted status messages are appearing in the stream. The messages only appear to the author, but it does suggest that what goes on Facebook, stays on Facebook, whether you make an attempt to clear the deck or not.
Day in history: First successful Cesarean in U.S.
On Jan. 14, 1794, a Virginian physician Jesse Bennett performed a cesarean section operation on his wife Elizabeth ,who delivered a healthy baby girl. Though the operation had been performed since antiquity, it was the first time the operation had been undertaken in the United States with both the mother and child surviving, Wired reports.
| January 14, 2011; 9:24 AM ET
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