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Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: ‘Francis’ Effect Massive In Italy

A new study has found that “hundreds of thousands” of Italians have returned to the practice of Catholicism because of the new pope.

11/12/2013

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Report: Dozens Dead In Italian Boat Sinking

At least 50 people have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of southern Italy, according to the BBC.

10/03/2013

Amanda Knox attends her appeal hearing in Perugia, Italy. (credit: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

New Amanda Knox Trial Under Way in Florence

U.S. student Amanda Knox’s second appeals trial to determine her role in her British roommate’s murder opened Monday in the absence of the star defendant.

09/30/2013

File photo of Amanda Knox in court during her appeal process on February 14, 2012.  (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Amanda Knox Won’t Attend New Italy Trial

One of Amanda Knox’s lawyers says the American won’t return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate.

08/24/2013

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Actor James Gandolfini Dies in Italy at Age 51

HBO and James Gandolfini’s managers say the actor famous for his role in “The Sopranos” has died in Italy.

06/19/2013

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Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.

01/22/2013

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Upper 90 Soccer Show – Spain Euro Champs, Tottenham’s New Manager, DCU All-Star Snubs

This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, Robert Bode is joined by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders, as always, and of course the main topic of discussion was Spain claiming their another European Championship, their third consecutive major tournament title. Despite their dominance, the discussion centers on a very hot topic; is Spain playing a boring game or do they have the possession game perfected? After discussing La Furia Roja, the guys get into a heated debate on just which 23 players to picks for their “Team of the Tournament,” followed by a each host selection their best XI.

106.7 The Fan–07/06/2012

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Upper 90 Soccer Show – Euro 2012, Transfer Rumors and DCU-NYRB

On this edition of the Upper 90 Soccer Show, the hosts Robert Bode, Austin Sanders, Justin McMahan and Brendan Darr review the Euro 2012 quarterfinals and give their preview of semifinals between Spain-Portugal and Germany-Italy.

106.7 The Fan–06/28/2012

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Upper 90 Soccer Show: Euro 2012 Preview, Top 40 Euro Players, USA-Brazil and DCU

One of the greatest events in soccer is about to begin, as the UEFA European Championships begin Friday. This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, hosts Robert Bode and Justin McMahan break down each team from all four groups, plus Bode gives his own Euro Top 40 Players list.

106.7 The Fan–06/07/2012

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Maryland And Italy Renew Education Partnership

Maryland’s superintendent of schools will be in Washington to renew an Italian education partnership.

03/20/2012