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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has confronted temptation of an unusual sort.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama welcomes French President Francois Hollande to the White House on Tuesday for an awkwardly timed state dinner, coming on the heels of Hollande's recent and very public split from Valerie Trierweiler, his longtime partner and de facto first lady. Here are five things to know about the dinner:
PARIS - France's suddenly single president arrives Monday in the U.S. for a state visit, hoping the glaring absence of his first lady won't steal the limelight from his focus on major policy issues with President Barack Obama.