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Pope Francis I Chosen As New Holy Leader

The wait is over. The cardinals have made their choice. A new Pope has been selected. He is Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the first non-European Pope of modern times. He will assume the name Francis I.

The puff of white smoke signifying a new Pope had been selected came at 11:15 our time, early evening in Rome after a fifth round of voting.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin and Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward have the latest from Rome.

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"Habemus Papam"- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., has been elected Pope Francis I. (Associated Photo Credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr/Creative Commons License)

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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