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Steve Penny: Ex-USA Gymnastics head held over Nassar case

Steve Penny had been indicted for evidence tampering in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation.

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Ex-USA Gymnastics President Indicted in Texas

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney’s office in Huntsville, Texas, said ...

Pennsylvania priest who molested boys after Mass pleads guilty

Father David Poulson would abuse boys and then make them confess to him, authorities said.

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Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the ...

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, ...

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‘Shocking and Abhorrent’ Abuse Rampant in U.K. Parliament, Report Says

An inquiry into sexual harassment in the House of Commons describes a “master and servant” culture, with lawmakers accorded an “almost godlike ...

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Immigrants Face Hurdles to Prove Abuse by US Agents

Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search. The agent in question denied the allegations, including the ...

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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over child abuse claims

Pope Francis ordered the move amid allegations linking the prelates to the sexual abuse of minors.

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Pope accepts Donald Wuerl's resignation as Washington DC archbishop

Donald Wuerl had faced criticism over his handling of sexual abuse cases when bishop of Pittsburgh.

Pope accepts senior U.S. cardinal's resignation amid sex abuse scandal

Wuerl's resignation comes after a sweeping report claimed the powerful American archbishop allowed priests accused of child sex abuse to be ...

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who has been implicated in the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the ... /
Jim Jones hit with multiple felony charges from arrest

  Rapper Jim Jones, has been officially charged with five felonies stemming from an arrest in June in Coweta County, Ga. The Harlem-raised “We Fly High” rapper, whose real name is Joseph Guillermo Jones II and is a member of the rap collective ...

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Judge Wants Sentencing for Manafort Before Cooperation Ends

The judge in one of Paul Manafort's criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller's plans for the former Trump campaign chairman's cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a new order that Manafort's plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” compared with how he normally handles ... /
Fabolous indicted by grand jury for alleged attack on Emily B

Rapper Fabolous has been indicted by a New Jersey grand jury on four felony charges related to his alleged assault on reality show star Emily B, mother of his two children, TMZ is reporting. The grand jury last week handed down the indictment that includes one count of domestic violence with significant bodily injury, two counts […] The post ...

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Simone Biles: Speaking about Larry Nassar abuse empowered me

Simone Biles says she felt "empowered" after speaking out against her sexual abuser and US gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar.

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Biles: Why I'm speaking out about my abuse

Olympic champion Simone Biles says she hopes that speaking out about the sexual abuse she suffered will "encourage others to share their stories."

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Melania Trump: Women Accusing Men Should 'Show the Evidence'

First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard'' and supported, but so do men. She says when there are ...

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Convicted paedophile Douglas Slade sued by alleged Filipino victims

The abuse of five young men is said to have happened when Douglas Slade was living in the Philippines.

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Are US Labor Unions Souring on Trump’s Tariffs?

American labor unions are increasingly skeptical that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on products like imported Chinese steel will significantly increase manufacturing jobs, wages and conditions for workers. At the Bull Moose Tube steel piping factory in the southern state of Georgia, 56 United Steel Workers (USW) union members have been locked ...

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Cardinal Pens Scathing Letter to Archbishop Who Accused Pope of Cover-Up

Weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò shook the church by accusing Pope Francis of covering up sexual abuse, Cardinal Marc Ouellet called the accusations “blasphemous” and “abhorrent.”

Jehovah's Witnesses 'use the Bible to victim-shame,' sex abuse survivor says

On the heels of a $35 million jury award to a woman who alleged the congregation mishandled her childhood abuse, other survivors say there's a ...

Pope ordered inquiry last year into McCarrick abuse claims

Pope Francis ordered a Vatican investigation last year into abuse allegations against US Archbishop Theodore McCarrick but is not yet releasing the ... /
R. Kelly’s ex-wife says abuse made her contemplate suicide

 R. Kelly‘s ex-wife Andrea told the ladies of ABC’s “The View” a harrowing tale about a union that included abuse so violent that in one ...

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Pope OKs Study of Vatican Archives Into McCarrick Scandal

Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite ...

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Church Manual to Prevent Sex Abuse Sets Off Outrage of Its Own

The Chilean Catholic Church withdrew and apologized for a manual that gave examples of inappropriate behavior but failed to actually call them sexual abuse.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 winners brought attention to sexual abuse in conflicts

Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, treated victims of gang rape, and Nadia Murad is a Yazidi activist who was kidnapped and held by the Islamic State for three months.

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How #MeToo Is Changing America

It was one year ago that the New York Times broke the story detailing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and abuse of women who worked for him. Since then, a chorus of women from all walks of life has chimed in with ...

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