Pope Francis is making his first visit as pontiff to Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Francis landed in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday and was welcomed by hundreds of thousands. The New York Times reports:

  Michiana will head to Elkhart to celebrate the environment, sustainability, and all things local this summer. On Friday, July 10 the Elkhart Environmental Center and 88.1 WVPE Public Radio will proudly host EnviroFest, Michiana’s festival for the environment, at the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart. This is an evening event that starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. EnviroFest features family-friendly entertainment, live music, local food and lots of fun!

Greece and its European Union partners are beginning to sort out what's next, after the country voted en masse to reject a German-led bailout plan that would have given the country more credit to pay its debt in exchange for tough austerity measures.

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Editor's Note: We've reported on the crushing burden of student debt in the U.S., and the challenges of finding financial aid, but one area we haven't followed much is the growing number of students seeking alternatives outside the U.S.

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