Farewell: The Pope made his final public address yesterday, one day before his resignation takes effect. The New York Times chronicles Pope Benedict XVI's last cruise in the popemobile around St. Peter's Square.
SCOTUS: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act may be in jeopardy, as conservative justices expressed skepticism during oral arguments Wednesday. Our own Marcia Coyle reports.
Testify: An expert witness testified in the BP trial that the company deceived federal regulators about the condition of the well and moved ahead with "unsafe and dangerous" drilling operations. Bloomberg reports.
Confirmation: Jack Lew was approved as Treasury Secretary by the U.S. Senate Wednesday, thrusting him into the ongoing budget debate, Reuters reports. Meanwhile federal agencies are preparing for furloughs and the pending sequestration cuts.