When Harahan's interim police chief, Joe Lorenzo, took the position, he did it with the understanding that he would not run for the office. He didn't want to be an elected police chief. "You've got to have a pretty thick skin," Lorenzo said. "I'm not a politician."
By Lorenzo's own estimation, he does not have the thick skin that politics might require. He cares too much, about everyone. "I really did want to become a cop to help people," he said.
South African President Jacob Zuma takes to the airwaves to announce the death of Nelson Mandela at age 95, saying "he is now at peace."
Below is the address South African President Jacob Zuma gave Thursday night, announcing the death of Nelson Mandela:
My Fellow South Africans,
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.
He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 (8:50 p.m.) on the 5th of December 2013.
|President Obama urged young people to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, saying, "The product is good, it's affordable," and taking a swipe at Republicans who continue to push for the law's repeal.
(CNN) -- Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt's "poet of the people" whose biting political verses inspired rebellion and taunted successive regimes for decades, died Tuesday in Cairo at age 84.
Negm's colloquial prose made poetry an act of defiance directly accessible to millions of poor and illiterate laborers often marginalized by the palace-based Cairo government.
People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found.
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Pope Francis arrives to conduct his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Pope Francis took on the issue of high youth unemployment in his first interview aired exclusively in his home country of Argentina on Wednesday, warning that today's "throwaway culture" had discarded a generation of young Europeans.
In a new mission statement, Pope Francis insisted that the Church reform itself and pay more attention to the poor, and also wrote the Church must abandon its complacent attitude that says "we have always done it this way.
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A man takes a picture of a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, which will host the opening soccer match of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
At least two people were killed and one injured Wednesday after a structure collapsed at a Brazilian soccer stadium set to host the opening match of the World Cup next year.