December 31: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died.Suspect in Idaho killings charged.

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Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger

FILE – Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on April 19, 2005, soon after his election. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday. He was 95. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Good morning! It’s Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at 95

FILE – Pope Francis, left, embraces Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, at the Vatican, June 28, 2017. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, File)

2. Suspect faces 4 murder charges in Idaho killings, police say

A suspect was arrested Friday morning in connection with the brutal November stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students.

3. Barbara Walters, television news trailblazer, dies at 93

FILE – Barbara Walters arrives to participate in a panel discussion featuring the hosts of ABC’s “The View,” at The Paley Center for Media on April 9, 2008, in New York. Walters, a superstar and pioneer in TV news, has died, according to ABC News on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. She was 93. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

4. House committee releases Donald Trump’s tax returns

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FILE – A video of former President Donald Trump is shown on a screen, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its final meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 19, 2022. From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE – A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Northbrook, Ill., on Jan. 6, 2021. Lottery players will have a chance to ring in the New Year with a $640 million bonus in their bank account as a drawing is held Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 in the Mega Million game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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