Instant Index: Decoration Thief; Pope Benedict Joins Twitter

Diane Sawyer reports popular news stories that have people talking.
1:41 | 12/03/12

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Transcript for Instant Index: Decoration Thief; Pope Benedict Joins Twitter
And here's what climbed to the top of our "instant index" tonight in this christmas season, some nice but some naughty starting with the real-life gingrich stealing christmas on tape. Watch. A thief steals decorations right off the lawn of the home in san antonio, an inflatable sled and then he goes on to steal a snowman, a train set and, by the way, other cities around the country are also reporting grinches are gearing up there, as well so be on the lookout tonight. And a quote in the news. He won't follow anyone. He will be followed. That's the official word out of rome about pope benedict who unveiled his new twitter account today within hours. Pope benedict had hundreds of thousands of new followers, his holiness will send his first official tweet on december 12th and promises to answers questions sent to #askpontifex which means bridge builder in latin. The vatican says they like the meaning but other simpler handles were taken. Another milestone in communications and the number is 20. It was 20 years ago today that a british engineer cracked the code for a new paging system that allowed messages to go both way and sent a simple message that changed the world. It said "merry christmas." That was the very first text message. He had no idea we'd be sending 200,000 texts every minute. Merry christmas for sure. And we really do love hearing from you. What captured your imagination, so tweet me your thoughts for "instant index" @dianesawyer. Coming up, the rule book for

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