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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is getting away from the Vatican for a few days and taking his advisers along, to work, as he put it, on fixing the " many defects we all have."

Francis told tens of thousands of Romans, tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that he and top aides will begin a spiritual renewal retreat Sunday. Until Friday morning, they will spend time listening to reflections, meditating and praying in Ariccia, a Rome suburb.

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GENEVA (AP) — With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that "significant gaps" remained and warned that America was ready to walk away from the talks if Tehran doesn't agree to terms demonstrating that it doesn't want atomic arms.

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