Theirs are the faces behind the numbers. A hard-working college student shot in her prized car. A fun-loving 2-year-old accidentally shot by his brother. An aging rocker killed for a thousand bucks. As part of a special NBC News report, "Flashpoint: Guns in America," NBCNews.com catalogued 91 shooting deaths across the country between Jan.
Pope Francis, using strong language to condemn a "Vatican-centric view" of the Roman Catholic Church, says that church leaders have too often been narcissists, "flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers." Extending his departure in style from his predecessor, Benedict XVI, Francis vowed in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that he would do everything in his power to change that view.
Hackers based in China seem to have slowed some of their attacks on U.S. targets, private cybersecurity researchers and U.S. government officials have recently suggested, hinting at a shift in strategy for the nation as more public and political attention has turned to online threats.