Pope Francis has recently been invited to address the U.S. Congress, according to this piece. Meanwhile this piece has a pessimistic projection of the fate of that institution (specifically the U.S. Senate).
In other news, according to this article, parents who use smartphones while with their children have more negative interactions with their progeny. And this study provides interesting conclusions about libraries in America.
Lastly, this article tells about a battle to perverse a Florida historical site.