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Brian Toale, 65, a sexual abuse victim when he was a student in a Long Island Catholic school, and now a victims' rights activist, holds a copy of his yearbook photo from around the time he was abused, in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Toale underwent years of therapy and still participates in a weekly 12-step program with other abuse victims, including several who still don't speak publicly about their experience. "When people do tell their stories and expose their abuser, it's so helpful," he said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 23, 2019 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In many states across the U.S., victims of long-ago child sex-abuse have been lobbying for years, often in vain, to change statute of limitation laws that thwart their quest for justice. This year seems sure to produce some breakthroughs, due in part to the midterm election results...
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A portion of a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Washington. Trump made it clear Wednesday that he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter that there are no security concerns stemming from the government shutdown and “therefore I will be honoring your invitation.” (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, dismissing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument that adequate security can't be provided during the partial government shutdown. "I will be honoring...
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Un opositor sostiene una bandera venezolana durante una protesta contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is recognizing the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly as the country's interim president. The Trump administration has been moving toward...
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An opposition member holds a Venezuelan national flag during a protest march against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Venezuela's re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test Wednesday as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind Maduro's government. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of anti-government demonstrators who took to the streets Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's resignation. He immediately drew recognition from the...
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Un opositor sostiene una bandera venezolana durante una protesta contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is recognizing the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly as the country's interim president. The Trump administration has been moving toward...
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Un opositor sostiene una bandera venezolana durante una protesta contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 1:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 2 p.m. A civil society group says it has detected major internet disruptions in Venezuela affecting YouTube, Google, Android mobile platforms, and other services. The NetBlocks observatory said on its...
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Un opositor sostiene una bandera venezolana durante una protesta contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 12:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A Trump administration official and a U.S. congressional aide say U.S. President Donald Trump plans to recognize the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly as the interim...
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A portion of a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Washington. Trump made it clear Wednesday that he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter that there are no security concerns stemming from the government shutdown and “therefore I will be honoring your invitation.” (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
January 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made clear Wednesday that he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter that there are no security concerns stemming from the government shutdown and "therefore I...
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January 23, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful House committee now led by Democrats is opening an investigation into how security clearances have been handled in President Donald Trump's White House and 2016 presidential transition. The inquiry by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, announced Wednesday, takes...
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Un opositor sostiene una bandera venezolana durante una protesta contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself the nation's interim president before thousands of demonstrators cheering in support. The 35-year-old lawmaker rose his right hand and...
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