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  • Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

    The Vatican’s sex abuse investigator on Tuesday began a series of meetings in Chile with victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest.

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  • Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

    Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist’s family had been accepted as refugees.

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  • Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

    The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. Rebecca Johnson...

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  • George and Amal Clooney donate $500k to march against guns

    Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, are donating $500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence, and they say they'll also attend next month's planned protests. In a statement released Tuesday, the couple says they're inspired by the "courage and...

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  • MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

    Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their...

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  • The Latest: West Point posthumously admits shooting victim

    The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 5:05 p.m. U.S. Military Academy officials say they have posthumously offered admission to a 15-year-old last seen holding open a door for other students during last week's school shooting in Florida. West Point...

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  • Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

    The Vatican’s sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest.

    Washington Post
  • Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

    The Vatican's sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. Pope Francis has strongly backed Bishop Juan Barros, who is...

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  • Student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

    Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don't know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional. A school official says the student is being treated at...

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  • Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

    A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering...

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  • Police: Angry mob killed suspects in murder of girl in India

    Police say nearly 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast. Police officer Apur Bitin says 15 police officers were injured in Monday's mob attack in Tezu, a town in...

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  • In Iran, Sufi followers killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemen

    Iranian media have updated the death toll from clashes the previous night with Sufi followers in Tehran, saying two members of the paramilitary forces were also killed, as well as three policemen.

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  • In Iran, Sufi followers killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemen

    Iranian media have updated the death toll from clashes the previous night with Sufi followers in Tehran, saying two members of the paramilitary forces were also killed, as well as three policemen. The semi-official Fars news agency first said a Sufi follower rammed a bus into a group of...

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  • The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn't do more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump's tweet on Monday says: "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016...

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  • NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

    The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm. "If you scream, I'm gonna kill you," he said, according to police. The stranger dragged her...

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  • Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

    Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. "The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at...

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  • The Latest: White House supports better background checks

    The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah...

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  • Video of model revisiting Italy kidnap sites shown at trial

    Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of the man charged with abducting her.

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  • Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

    President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented...

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  • Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

    Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, police said Monday.

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  • Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

    Indonesian police say they have arrested four men and a boy who shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun. Villagers spotted the wounded orangutan in a lake in the East Kutai district of East Kalimantan province on Borneo two weeks ago. It died days later. ...

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  • IS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia

    The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox...

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  • Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

    Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported by the National...

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  • ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

    The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior if he knew a former student named Nikolas Cruz. Of...

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