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Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin Primaries at Two-Decade High

Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday. Both states showed sharp increases in participation as voters picked candidates for Congress, Senate and governor, with Minnesota's turnout surpassing a two-decade high and Wisconsin's hitting levels not ...

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Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. Those children are among the victims of roughly ...

After Catholic abuse report, prosecutors can do little but name and shame

Many victims "ran out of time to sue before they even knew they had a case," the Pennsylvania grand jury said.

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Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'

A grand jury report found top Pennsylvania Catholic officials covered up child sex abuse for 70 years.

Over 300 'predator priests' in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church's own records, according to the report.

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Calls for Action on Toxics White House Called 'PR Nightmare'

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like ...

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Daycare worker receives an 11-month sentence for leaving toddler in ‘Hot Car Death’

A Pensacola, FL daycare worker was found responsible for the death of a toddler who was left inside a deathly hot van and has been sentenced to less than a year in jail. According to USA Today, 29-year-old Louvenia Johnson pleaded no contest in June ...

Peter Ouko is transforming prisoners' lives in Kenya

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world.

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In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

Moscow says three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic by robbers, but others believe they were targeted for investigating mercenaries with links to the Kremlin.

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US Concerned for Chinese Professor, Arrested During Live VOA Interview

The Trump administration says it is concerned about the whereabouts of retired Chinese university professor Sun Wenguang, who has not been heard from ...

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Chinese Businessman Pleads Guilty of Importing Opioids

A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Tuesday of importing and distributing opioids. Bin Wang operated several companies from ...

Kansas man sentenced to life for killing Indian engineer in a bar

Adam Purinton shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, after yelling, "Get out of my country." He also wounded another Indian man and a good Samaritan.

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US Weighs In on Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Dispute

A U.S. State Department spokesperson says Saudi Arabia and Canada are "close partners" and Washington would ask the Saudi government for more information about the arrests of women's rights activists. The United States also urged Riyadh to "respect due process" and disclose information about their legal status. The remarks came Tuesday in ...

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US Shooter Convicted of Hate Crime is Given Life in Prison Without Parole

A U.S. federal court has sentenced Adam Purinton of the U.S. state of Kansas to life in prison without parole for the racially motivated killing of an Indian national at a bar in February 2017. In a statement released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the shootings "detestable" and said, "Such ...

Egyptian court sentences 75 people to death over 2013 demonstration

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 demonstration in support of deposed-President Mohamed Morsy, and referred their cases to the country's Grand Mufti for a final decision, according to state-run ...

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Mexico's New Leader: 'Nobody Will Threaten Us' with Wall

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed Monday his country would not be threatened by a wall, in a thinly veiled rebuke to U.S. ... /
Diddy dishes on his his time living with the Amish and learning to milk cows

Who knew that Diddy's path to the top included a stop on an Amish farm where he learned to milk cows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? The post Diddy ...

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Trump's Twitter Attacks Threaten to Overshadow Economic Message

Buoyed by a strong economy, President Donald Trump has vowed to campaign extensively on behalf of Republican congressional candidates in advance of the November midterm elections. But if recent days are any indication, it seems the president is also intent to blast away on Twitter on any number of other issues, potentially a major distraction ...

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