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US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in future

US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in futureVATICAN CITY (AP) — Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit said Friday that the downfall of their former colleague, Theodore McCarrick, was sad for the Catholic church but they hoped a new spirit of accountability would prevent future cover-ups of bishop misconduct.



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In Rob Porter Case, Trump Sends A Message: We Will Protect Powerful Alleged Abusers

In Rob Porter Case, Trump Sends A Message: We Will Protect Powerful Alleged AbusersWASHINGTON ― Domestic abuse victims often worry their experiences won’t be taken as seriously if the offender is powerful or well-liked professionally.



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Governor Accused Of Affair Blackmail Closely Tied With 2 Other Accused Abusers

Governor Accused Of Affair Blackmail Closely Tied With 2 Other Accused AbusersMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican who stands accused of blackmailing a woman with whom he admitted to having an affair, worked closely during his campaign with two other men accused of sexual misconduct.



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Anti-HIV pill not cost effective among U.S. drug abusers

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Providing anti-HIV pills to people who abuse injection drugs in the U.S. would reduce infections and save lives but end up costing the healthcare system billions of dollars a year, researchers say. The message for policymakers is that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among injection drug abusers is effective, but very costly, said study author Dr. Douglas Owens. Currently, the daily pill known as Truvada, manufactured by Gilead, is the only form of PrEP approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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HIV cases skyrocket among US painkiller abusers

Illicit injections of painkillers in rural Indiana have triggered a surge in HIV infectionsCases of HIV have skyrocketed among injection drug users in a rural community in the midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday. Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams described the current outbreak as "unprecedented," noting that HIV used to be quite rare in Scott County, a community of 4,200 people and just one doctor in southeastern Indiana. Only three new cases of HIV were recorded there from 2009 to 2013. A public health emergency was declared in Scott County on March 26 by Governor Mike Pence.



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