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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week

    Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter. Francis clutched a palm frond for the religious service, celebrated outside St. Peter's Basilica. In keeping with the simple...

    Pope welcomes homeless to Sistine Chapel in surprise visit

    Pope Francis made a surprise appearance Thursday in the Sistine Chapel to welcome a group of 150 homeless people who got a private guided tour, followed by dinner, as part of the pope's ramped-up charity efforts. "This is everyone's house. It's your...

    Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America

    Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America. Panama on Thursday confirmed that the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will attend next month's Summit of...

    Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

    Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations from victims that he covered up for Chile's most notorious pedophile. In...