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Searing Testimony Heard At Vatican Sex Abuse Summit
Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, called the summit after he himself botched a well-known sex abuse cover-up case in Chile last year.
Florida Deputy Resigns After Video Shows Him Striking Handcuffed Teen
Lee County Sheriff's Deputy Blake Grossi resigned after the video of his alleged strike went viral.
Activists Tear Down Statue Of Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Protesters demolished the statue of a late Catholic priest who was accused of having sexually abused children.
IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Bank Records
The illegal disclosure revealed the Trump lawyer was accepting some questionable payments.
Trump Admin Is Still Separating Children From Their Families
By Nomaan Merchant, AP
The Texas Civil Rights Project found that 272 families have been separated at a single Texas courthouse since June.
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Hate In 3 Dimensions: The Challenge Of Being A Black Muslim Woman In America
Black Muslim women are the target of multiple forms of bigotry — and yet they are expected to deal with those instances gracefully.
Actor Jussie Smollett Charged With A Felony For Filing False Report On Assault
The actor has been charged with filing a false police report that he was the victim of a homophobic, racist assault.
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Polish Activists Topple Statue Of Catholic Priest Accused Of Abusing Minors
By Vanessa Gera, AP
Three men attached a rope around a statue of Monsignor Henryk Jankowski and pulled it down.
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FOOD & DRINK
This Is How Different Cultures Grieve With Food
Erin Van Der Meer
Recipes and rituals vary, but the instinct to console the grieving with food is one that transcends culture, religion, language and borders.
Ahead Of Vatican Summit On Abuse, Survivors Demand Accountability
By Nicole Winfield, AP
On the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit, survivors of clergy abuse gather to state their demands.
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President Macron: France To Define Anti-Zionism As A Form Of Anti-Semitism
"Behind the negation of Israel's existence, what is hiding is the hatred of Jews," the French leader said.
Newport Beach Police
DNA Leads To Man's Arrest In 11-Year-Old Girl's Murder From 45 Years Ago
James Alan Neal's DNA was linked to Linda O'Keefe's death with the help of a genealogical tracking website, authorities said.
Little Caesars Employee Fired For Writing 'Gay' On Customer Receipt
Curtis M. Wong
Two men say the incident happened at a franchise location in Virginia last week.
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French Rally Against Anti-Semitism Draws Thousands After Sharp Spike In Attacks
Massive crowds gathered at rallies in cities across France a day after vandals defaced a Jewish cemetery with swastikas.
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Constitutional Ban On High Fines Applies To States
By Mark Sherman, AP
The ruling could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.
Southern Baptists Share Strategic Plan To Address Sexual Abuse
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced 10 potential reforms to address the issue of sexual abuse.
Statue Of Kissing Sailor Vandalized With '#MeToo' After Veteran's Death
The famous 1945 kiss that inspired the statue has been criticized as sexual assault.
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Court Rules Man Can't Have Gun License After His Dog Shoots Him With Rifle
A court in Munich, Germany, said it must be assumed the hunter "will handle firearms and ammunition carelessly in future as well.”
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New York City Aims To Stop Hairstyle Discrimination
The guidelines enable people to seek fines if they've been harassed or punished in workplaces, schools or public spaces because of their hair.
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Miami Herald Lists Nearly 1200 Kids Killed By Gun Violence Since Parkland Shooting
Many Twitter users were quick to comment that the government's inaction on gun control was "the real national emergency."
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ICE Detainees In Boston Jail Reportedly On Hunger Strike
Community groups say the detainees sent jail officials a list of their grievances.
Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Mexican Actor Apologizes For Indian Slur Against 'Roma' Star Yalitza Aparicio
First indigenous woman to be nominated for Best Actress Oscar declares pride in her heritage in face of hateful comments.
4 Dead After Hostage Standoff And Shooting In Mississippi
The standoff began as a domestic dispute.
Police: Investigation Into Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack Has 'Shifted'
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said the “Empire” actor’s attorney had been contacted with a request for a follow-up interview.
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3 Injured After False Alarm Of Shooting At 'Hamilton' Show Leads To Chaos
Audience members fled the theater after mass confusion over a medical emergency.
5 Victims Identified In Illinois Factory Mass Shooting
One of the victims, 21-year-old Trevor Wehner, was starting his first day as an intern at the company.
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