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Vatican Defrocks Former Cardinal McCarrick, Finds Him Guilty Of Sex Abuse
Theodore McCarrick rose to power as a cardinal and Archbishop of Washington, D.C. He became the most senior Catholic Church official in modern times to lose clerical status.
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U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks
Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.
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As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines?
The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market — albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like.
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Trump's National Emergency Sets Up Legal Fight Over Spending Authority
Does Trump have the constitutional power to ignore a congressional vote that did not provide him all the money he wanted for a Southern border wall? That issue could be decided by the Supreme Court.
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Denver Teacher Strike Ends; Chicago Designer Revamps School Uniforms
Also in this week's education roundup, a new study suggest that a high-crime neighborhood can have an effect on student attendance.
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Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women of Color For Leadership
The recent controversies embroiling some of Virginia's top Democratic officials have the party reconsidering their leadership.
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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All
In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.
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Tribune Publishing Recognizes 'Hartford Courant' Newsroom Union
The parent company of the Hartford, Conn., newspaper has agreed to recognize a new union representing nearly 60 journalists. The move comes just four days after they petitioned to unionize.
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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.
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Federal Judge Imposes Gag Order In Roger Stone Case
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.
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Aurora, Ill., Officials Say Police Apprehend Shooter
A gunman was reported Friday afternoon at a manufacturing company. Authorities have not confirmed other details.
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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings
Large groups of migrants numbering 100 or more are crossing in some of the most isolated parts of the southwest border. Advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.
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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
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Many Presidents Have Declared Emergencies — But Not Like Trump Has
When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.
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Sierra Leone's President Declared Rape A National Emergency. What Happens Now?
Women's rights groups have welcomed the declaration, but are concerned whether the new policies can impact the lives of the country's women and girls.
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Colin Kaepernick Reaches Agreement With The NFL, His Lawyer Says
The attorney for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted that after discussions, the "parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances." The terms are not public.
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Americans Who Were Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Patrol
"I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," a CBP agent told two women in a convenience store. The two friends were born in California and Texas.
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Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question
The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.
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Nigerian Election Has 70 Candidates, Just 2 Front-Runners
In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold onto his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.
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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries
Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.
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Trump Wants To Use Iraqi Base To Watch Iran. Now Iraqi Parties Want U.S. Forces Out
Parliamentary groups are pushing for a vote on the U.S. military presence in Iraq after President Trump said its Ain al-Asad base would serve as an Iran watch post.
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'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens, Citing Violent Unrest
The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.
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Journalist's Arrest In Philippines Sparks Demonstrations, Fears Of Wider Crackdown
Maria Ressa, the CEO of the news outlet Rappler, which has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested earlier this week and charged with violating the country's cyber law.
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Gunmen Sentenced In The Death Of Myanmar Democracy Advocate Ko Ni
Ko Ni pushed for reform of the country's military-drafted constitution. A Muslim in the predominantly Buddhist country, he had just returned from a Jakarta visit to study interfaith peace.
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Man Who Suffocated Attacking Mountain Lion Tells His Story
31-year-old Travis Kauffman was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a fight for his life.
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Covington Catholic Teens Cleared Of Wrongdoing By Detective Agency
The Kentucky students criticized after a viral video seemed to show them mocking a Native American man after the March for Life in Washington have been exonerated by an independent investigation.
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'First In The Nation' Voting Site Under Scrutiny For Alleged Election Law Violations
Since 1960, citizens in a tiny New Hampshire hamlet have gathered at midnight to cast the first official ballots in the presidential race under the gaze of TV cameras.
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Trump Expected To Declare National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall
Almost certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.
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ICE Halts Forced Feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.
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Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
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