On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., the 2013 men's NCAA basketball tournament—aka March Madness—kicks off with No. 3 seed Michigan State vs. 14th-seeded Valparaiso. It's a wide-open tournament this year, and lots of teams have a good chance at the title.
Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected as pope. He is the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis I, is also the first Jesuit priest to become pope.
Tuesday evening, a plume of black smoke rose out of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, signifying that the first round of balloting to elect a new pope had passed without any nominee receiving the necessary two-thirds majority.
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