Pope to meet with Russian Orthodox leader

The Friday meeting in Cuba will be the first ever between the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, which split during the Great Schism of 1054 and have remained estranged.

If you aren’t worried about the future of Kansas, here are some reasons to start

Mismanagement and chronic fiscal problems in Kansas are eroding the state’s ability to serve the public. The situation is no longer one of short-term budget pain, as states typically experience in a recession. The financial problems are severe and deep-seated. They are pushing officials to make decisions that will harm Kansas and its citizens well into the future.

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