Top 5 On the Go: Friday September 25


Whether you're on the go or out for Friday night, here are the top stories you need to know right now.

1. Pope Francis holds evening mass in New York City
During a mass at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Pope Francis spoke about diversity in urban cities to a crowd of 18,000.

2. Speaker Boehner resigns from Congress
House SpeakerJohn Boehner abruptly announced his plans to resign from office at the end of October during a press conference on Friday.

3. Saudi suggests pilgrims to blame for hajj deaths
Iran expressed outrage on Friday after Saudi Arabia suggested pilgrims were partially responsible for a stampede that killed more than 700 people at the hajj pilgrimage.

4. Kentucky clerk in gay marriage dispute switches political affiliation
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples, announced on Friday that she and her family have switched to the Republican Party because the Democrats no longer represented them.

5. Suspect in 4 of 11 Phoenix freeway shootings indicted
A grand jury indicted a 21-year-old man suspected in some of the Phoenix-area freeway shootings on Friday, replacing a 16-count criminal complaint announced earlier this the week.

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