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President Donald Trump hands out food at Temple Baptist Church, where food and other supplies are being distributed during Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 19, 2018 - 12:19 pm
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is handing out warm meals and a bit of encouragement to some North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump is...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it...
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People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in Piazza Armerina, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Pope Francis is visiting Sicily to pay tribute to an Italian priest, father Pino Puglisi, who was slain by the Mafia for his efforts to distance young people from organized crime.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. Francis says he flew to the Mediterranean island Saturday morning to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination in a Palermo slum of a "martyr...
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A 2015 photo shows West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling Charleston. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults. (Scott McCloskey/The Intelligencer via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 6:01 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church. The...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities raided four dioceses on Thursday as part of an investigation into clerical sex abuse of minors and alleged cover-ups by bishops. Prosecutors said the surprise raids took place at the dioceses of Valparaiso, Chillan, Osorno and Concepcion. Images published...
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Pope Francis leaves s at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 13, 2018 - 7:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops met Thursday with Pope Francis as a new bombshell dropped in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield,...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican , Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 13, 2018 - 6:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking the Vatican (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Vatican has authorized an investigation into a U.S. bishop accused of sexual harassment of adults. The decision comes on the same day a U.S. delegation met with the pope over...
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Pope Francis leaves s at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 13, 2018 - 3:24 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops is to meet Thursday with Pope Francis amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following new sex abuse and cover-up revelations that have also implicated Francis himself. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S...
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September 13, 2018 - 2:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops is having an audience with Pope Francis amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations that have also implicated Francis himself. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S...
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Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 12, 2018 - 3:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences Wednesday to a summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children, responding to the greatest crisis of his papacy with the realization that Vatican inaction on the growing global scandal now...
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