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Pope Francis Declares Jubilee Year for the First Pope Who Quit

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

This Jubilee Year, already begun, is in honor of a pope who quit. Not Pope Benedict XVI. We're talking about the first and only pope who willingly and on his accord stepped down from the papal throne before Benedict did in February 2013.

'Mountain Man' Was About To Plead Guilty - Until The Feds Stepped In

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- Federal prosecutors took the lead Wednesday in prosecuting a man accused of eluding authorities for several years while stealing gun...

Documenting a Life in the Woods

Mary J. Loftus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Mary J. Loftus

Ever wonder what it would be like to live deep in a forest for 50 years? Me either. But that's exactly what Harvard graduate Bill Coperthwaite has done, living a self-sustaining life in a three-story yurt in the Maine woods for more than five decades, attracting a near-cult status and fan following.

Hermit Reportedly Gets SURPRISING Proposal

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.15.2013 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Maine — High bail is appropriate to prevent the exploitation a Maine man who has attracted a marriage proposal and a stranger's offer ...

Japanese Man Has Spent 20 Years On Remote Island Alone, Naked

Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

Some might say he's gone nuts. A 76-year-old man has decided to spend the latter part of his life in almost complete seclusion on the desert island...

Philip Schuth, Hermit Who Froze Mom In Ice, Aims To Stay In 'Hole'

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MADISON, Wis. — True to his word, a hermit who encased his dead mother in a block of ice keeps himself in solitary confinement by threatening pe...