This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds his bible while speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015.

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Pope's words

Pope Francis will today become the first pope in history to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, and like everything in Washington, the pontiff's views are being put through the political filter. Francis didn't shy away from politically heated topics on Wednesday, and that could be an indication he'll again wade into polarizing issues.

Vladimir Putin

The Russian president is among those heading to the United Nations to address the General Assembly next week. The Kremlin says it's too early to say whether he'll meet President Obama. In a one-on-one interview with Charlie Rose for "60 Minutes," Putin explains what he thinks of America, and how the world views him.

Trump University

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's former venture Trump University has been the subject of scrutiny since New York's attorney general sued the billionaire in 2013, calling the school a scam. While many students say they're satisfied with the value of their Trump University investment, 150 have filed affidavits with an attorney general, and two class-action lawsuits are demanding tuition money back. CBS News has been investigating the legal battles for three months. Available on from 7:30 a.m. Eastern

Biden's buddies

When he last ran for the nation's top job, Vice President Joe Biden made some friends in Iowa. After the 2008 caucuses, his candidacy ended abruptly, but his friendships in the key election state did not. As he mulls a potential second presidential bid, Biden's appeal across Iowa, however, remains an open question.

Doomsday withdrawal

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway has had its first withdrawal. But the story starts 3,000 miles away in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, where research center staffers developing crops for parched earth had the prescience to send their seeds to safety before it was too late.

Tax auditable?

Nothing frightens taxpayers like the prospect of an IRS audit. We explore how far back in your financial past the agency can dig -- and when you're really out of the woods.

Rethinking autism

What's behind the widely reported "epidemic" of autism in the U.S.? In his best-selling book "NeuroTribes," Steve Silberman sheds light on the condition's hidden history and argues it's time for a complete reset in the search for a cure.

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  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.