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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom.   Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George Bush International Airport in Houston Wednesday night and was greeted by people, many of them ...

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Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming dugout during ALDS

The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title.

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Man charged with stealing Houston police car and trying to carjack news van

Alex Allen Jenkins was identified as the man who allegedly stole a police car after trying to carjack a TV news van on Monday — his 29th birthday.

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 28 Former Clergy Who Committed Abuse 

The Catholic Church in Washington has released the names of 28 former clergy members that it says were "credibly" accused of sexual abuse since ...

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Man tries to carjack Houston news van then steals police car

When two police officers showed up, the carjacker pushed one of them down, dragged the other one out of the car and drove off with their cruiser, ...

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Ex-Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez reportedly sexually abused, beaten as a child

An investigation by the Boston Globe revealed that Aaron Hernandez had a hard time with coming to terms with his sexuality and was the victim of an ...

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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 Roman Catholic Church. Earlier this year, Wuerl replaced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the ...

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Watch: Houston wins battle of Texas in bruising overtime win

DeAndre Hopkins made the play of the game in overtime to set up a game-winning field goal, as the Texans edged the Cowboys, 19-16.

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Maine Candidates Aim for Civility After Outgoing Firebrand Governor

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular" are promising a more ...

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California Man Sues Vatican for Names of Abusers Worldwide

A California man who says he was sexually abused by a priest over decades ago is suing the Vatican, seeking the release of the names of all offenders ...

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Women Candidates Embrace a New Style

Gone are the days when women political candidates felt they had to imitate their male counterparts and downplay their femininity to win ...

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California's Catholic Bishops Targeted in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by his parish priest said Tuesday he is suing all Catholic bishops in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago, seeking to compel church officials to release records on clergy abuse. The filing ...

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Cancer Researchers Win 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James Allison of the University of Texas and Tasuku Honjo of Japan's Kyoto University for their discoveries in cancer therapy. "Allison and Honjo showed how different strategies for inhibiting the brakes on the immune system can be used in the treatment of cancer," the Nobel ...

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MLB extends Addison Russell's administrative leave

Russell's leave has been extended through the end of the regular season, following MLB's discovery of "credible information" in regards to accusations that the Cub's infielder abused his ex-wife.

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UN Court Asked to Probe Venezuela; Maduro Defiant

Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body’s ...

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German abuse survivors say Church's $5,900 'recognition fee' is not justice

A new report says that "at least" 3,700 people have been abused at the hands of more than 1,600 priests and other members of the clergy in Germany. ...

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3D-printed gun pioneer bailed after sex assault charge

Cody Wilson has been released from prison in Houston after being charged with the sexual assault of an under-age girl.

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Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Fight Unfolds in Spotlight of #MeToo

Allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have thrown his Senate confirmation into turmoil. And the treatment of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has sparked an emotional debate across the country on how legislators should handle abuse claims in the #MeToo era. President Donald Trump has named ...

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Electrician who handed out résumés on the street while holding a sign books first job

An unemployed trade school graduate in Texas who went viral for standing at a busy interaction passing out résumés and holding a sign with the hashtag #StriveForGreatness has finally landed a full-time job! De’Andre Matthews, 21, graduated from the Houston School of Carpentry in February, but was struggling to find employment. “I applied to at ...

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US Bishops Signal Complaints Line, Code of Conduct Post Scandal

US bishops have vowed to draw up a code of conduct regarding the sexual abuse of children and set up a reporting system in the wake of damaging scandals. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Wednesday that they had approved the establishment of a "third-party reporting system" that will receive complaints in confidence, by telephone ...

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US Catholic Church Plans Hotline for Complaints of Abuse by Bishops

Catholic bishops in the United States plan to set up a hotline to field complaints about bishops who have sexually abused or harassed children or ...

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