Darnell Rogers proved he belonged this summer

Darnell Rogers wanted to prove he belonged among NCAA Division I’s highest-level high school basketball recruits this summer. He did so in the eyes of many, but at just 5 feet, 2 inches tall, Rogers will never be finished proving doubters wrong.

To see the pope, faithful settle for staying in a zoo

They’ll be sleeping on the ground among bugs and birds, near lions and tigers, but the parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood, N.J., decided they’d do it if that’s what it took to see Pope Francis.

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States rethink rules on food stamps, welfare for drug felons

Leaving prison with a felony conviction on their record adds to the hurdles ex-felons face re-entering society

Since 1996, 18 states have lifted restrictions on food stamps and 26 allow people with certain types of drug felonies to get those benefits

Lennar Homes of Charlotte and the Humane Society of York County teamed up Saturday to find new families for dogs staying at the local shelter. For information about how to support the Humane Society or adopt or foster a cat or dog, visit www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.