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Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity

Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravityPope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a “Western problem”. As the talks began, Francis warned again that abuse and cover ups would not be tolerated. Eamon Martin, the President of the Irish Episcopal Conference, said some churches were “in denial” and had not given the anti-paedophilia campaign “its proper place”.



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White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wife

White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wifeRichard Spencer rose to prominence during Trump’s presidential campaign as a well-dressed, media-savvy white nationalist. The wife of the white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of emotional and physical abuse, including choking her, dragging her by her hair and attempting to punch her while she was pregnant, according to divorce filings in the Flathead county district court in Montana. “One of [Spencer’s] favorite statements to me is, ‘The only language women understand is violence,’” Spencer’s wife Nina Koupriianova alleged in divorce filings.



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A $215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist Abuse

A $  215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist AbuseAbout 500 current and former students have now made accusations against Tyndall



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USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

USC agrees to pay $  215M to settle doctor sex abuse claimsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $ 215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor's behavior.  



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US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuseThe US has for the first time opened a federal investigation into abuse committed by Catholic clergy, issuing a subpoena to dioceses in Pennsylvania two months after the publication of a report on decades of sexual abuse in the state. “The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,” it said.



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Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in PennsylvaniaThe investigation is the first statewide probe by federal authorities of allegations of sex abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the United States.



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Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton has said her husband Bill’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the US presidency in the wake of the scandal. Some, like New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have said that Clinton should have stepped down after he was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in late 1998 for lying about the affair.



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Hillary Clinton contradicts Monica Lewinsky’s claim that affair with Bill Clinton was ‘gross abuse of power’

Hillary Clinton contradicts Monica Lewinsky’s claim that affair with Bill Clinton was ‘gross abuse of power’Hillary Clinton has defended her husband against accusations that he abused his power with an affair with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s. Ms Lewinsky said in a recent interview that she had been moved by the stories brought forth by women in the #MeToo movement, and had realised that former President Bill Clinton had abused his position of power when they had an affair. Ms Clinton, who stood by her husband after those accusations came forward, disagreed during an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning”.



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US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resigns

US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resignsPope Francis has accepted the resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania, the Vatican said Friday. Wuerl, who has stepped down as archbishop of Washington, had announced last month that he planned to meet with the pope to discuss his resignation. A sweeping US grand jury report released in August revealed credible allegations against more than 300 predator priests and identified over 1,000 victims of child sex abuse covered up for decades by the Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania.



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Pope accepts resignation of US cardinal over abuse cover-up claim

Pope accepts resignation of US cardinal over abuse cover-up claimPope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl, who has been blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests. Cardinal Wuerl, 77, had offered to resign on September 21 after facing strong criticism over a report detailing mass sexual abuse cases when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania. Francis finally accepted his resignation on Friday in a letter in which he praised Wuerl’s “nobility” and said the cardinal would stay on until his successor is appointed.



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