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Pope Benedict failed to act against abusive priests in Germany, report finds

Pope Benedict failed to act against abusive priests in Germany, report finds

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Continue Reading
Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to give voluntary testimony

Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to give voluntary testimony

The panel also recently asked Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Scott Perry, R-Pa., to provide information about their activities. ... Continue Reading
'Their pain is real': Blinken defends diplomats after CIA casts doubt on Havana Syndrome

'Their pain is real': Blinken defends diplomats after CIA casts doubt on Havana Syndrome

Secretary of State Blinken defended diplomats who report suspected “Havana Syndrome” incidents, insisting “their pain is real" after a CIA report raised doubts. ... Continue Reading
'There are no minor incursions': Biden's candid Putin predictions criticized in Kyiv and beyond

'There are no minor incursions': Biden's candid Putin predictions criticized in Kyiv and beyond

President Joe Biden’s suggestion that Russian President Vladimir Putin will invade Ukraine and the West’s response could be more muted for a “minor” incursion drew swift criticism from Washington to Kyiv, ... Continue Reading
Penn Law to sanction professor who said U.S. ‘better off’ with fewer Asians

Penn Law to sanction professor who said U.S. ‘better off’ with fewer Asians

The dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law said Tuesday that he will pursue sanctions against law professor Amy Wax over discriminatory remarks she made about the Asian American community. ... Continue Reading
Rep. Henry Cuellar says he'll  'cooperate with any' probe amid reports of FBI raid at Texas home

Rep. Henry Cuellar says he'll 'cooperate with any' probe amid reports of FBI raid at Texas home

A Democratic House member said he will "fully cooperate in any investigation" amid reports that the FBI raided his Texas home Wednesday. Rep. ... Continue Reading
Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. ... Continue Reading
Biden sends free tests and masks, as Americans sour on pandemic response

Biden sends free tests and masks, as Americans sour on pandemic response

Almost two years into the pandemic, the government is shipping free tests and masks to millions of voters — will they thank the president in November? ... Continue Reading
Florida could be in for one of worst orange seasons since WWII as plant disease spreads

Florida could be in for one of worst orange seasons since WWII as plant disease spreads

Americans love oranges and orange juice, but they may soon see their love tested by the rising cost of citrus. ... Continue Reading
Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, vows Putin 'will be held accountable'

Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, vows Putin 'will be held accountable'

President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that Russia will invade Ukraine, just as the United States launched a fresh effort to resolve the standoff. ... Continue Reading
Bob Saget’s wife speaks out on her grief: 'We valued every single second that we had together'

Bob Saget’s wife speaks out on her grief: 'We valued every single second that we had together'

Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, is opening up about her grief and the last conversation she had with the comedian prior to his death on Jan. 9 at age 65.   In ... Continue Reading
CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained global campaign by hostile power

CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained global campaign by hostile power

The CIA says that the mysterious symptoms known as Havana Syndrome are not the result of a sustained global campaign by a hostile power. ... Continue Reading
TV reporter struck by car during live broadcast gracefully rebounds to finish shot

TV reporter struck by car during live broadcast gracefully rebounds to finish shot

Intrepid TV reporter Tori Yorgey shocked viewers when she was struck by a car during a live broadcast Wednesday, but she seamlessly bounced right back up to finish her report. ... Continue Reading
Hamsters and mail: New Covid threats in China, Hong Kong dismay residents and experts

Hamsters and mail: New Covid threats in China, Hong Kong dismay residents and experts

In their relentless drive to eliminate the coronavirus, authorities in China and Hong Kong have zeroed in on new targets: international mail and hamsters. ... Continue Reading
Ghislaine Maxwell requests new sex abuse trial amid concerns over juror's revelation 

Ghislaine Maxwell requests new sex abuse trial amid concerns over juror's revelation 

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers filed a formal request Wednesday for a new trial after raising concerns over a juror's possible failure to disclose that he had been sexually abused as a child. ... Continue Reading
Michigan school district defends actions surrounding deadly November shooting in face of two lawsuits

Michigan school district defends actions surrounding deadly November shooting in face of two lawsuits

Officials in the Michigan school district where the Oxford High School shooting took place, leaving four dead and seven injured, are defending their actions in the face of two lawsuits. ... Continue Reading
NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

Under the new guidelines, which are effective immediately, transgender participation will largely be determined by each sport's national governing body. ... Continue Reading
Anti-critical race theory activists have a new focus: Curriculum transparency

Anti-critical race theory activists have a new focus: Curriculum transparency

Conservative activists want schools to post lesson plans online, but free speech advocates warn these policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools. ... Continue Reading
Biden ends first year as president with 'bleak, discouraging' marks from public

Biden ends first year as president with 'bleak, discouraging' marks from public

In a new NBC News poll, Americans give Biden low marks on overall job approval, the pandemic and the economy as he reaches the one-year mark. ... Continue Reading
First aid reaches Tonga, tale of 'real life Aquaman' surviving 27-hour swim emerges

First aid reaches Tonga, tale of 'real life Aquaman' surviving 27-hour swim emerges

The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies arrived in Tonga on Thursday, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami. ... Continue Reading