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5 Interesting Supreme Court Cases Kavanaugh Could Decide This Term

5 Interesting Supreme Court Cases Kavanaugh Could Decide This TermAfter a whirlwind of testimonies, investigations and protests leading up to



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Pope summons bishops for sex abuse scandal meeting as thousands of cases emerge in Germany

Pope summons bishops for sex abuse scandal meeting as thousands of cases emerge in GermanyPope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from around the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to come to grips with a spreading sexual abuse crisis. The heads of the national Catholic bishops' conferences will meet with Francis from February 21-24 next year, a Vatican spokeswoman said. The announcement came at the end of a three-day meeting of the "C-9", a group of nine cardinals from around the world who members meet about four times a year to advise the pope. The spokeswoman said the sexual abuse crisis was a main topic at the meeting, which six of the members attended. The Catholic Church is facing sexual abuse scandals in the United States, Chile, Australia and Germany, among others. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Wednesday that a study commissioned by the German Bishops' Conference had revealed that 1,670 clerics and priests had sexually abused 3,677 minors, mostly males, in Germany over a 70-year period. In the United States, a Grand Jury has found that 301 priests in the state of Pennsylvania sexually abused minors over a similar period. Francis meets on Thursday with US Church leaders to discuss that report as well as a scandal involving a former American cardinal and demands from an Italian archbishop, Carlo Maria Viganò, that the pontiff step down over that case. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US bishops' conference, asked for the meeting after Viganò last month accused the pope of knowing for years about sexual misconduct by former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick and doing nothing about it.. Viganò said he had told Francis soon after the pontiff's election in 2013 that McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington D.C., had engaged in sexual misconduct with adult male seminarians. McCarrick resigned in July over separate allegations – which US Church officials said were "credible and substantiated" – that he had abused a 16-year-old boy almost 50 years ago. McCarrick, whom the pope ordered to live a life of seclusion and penitence, has said he has "absolutely no recollection" of such an incident. He has not commented on the allegations of misconduct with the adult seminarians. Hours after Viganò's statement was published, Francis told reporters that he would "not say a word" about it because it "speaks for itself". However, the Vatican is now preparing a response. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who succeeded McCarrick as archbishop of Washington D.C., told priests on Tuesday that he would travel to Rome to discuss his future with the pope. Wuerl, 77, who was bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006, has been under scrutiny over his handling of sexual abuse cases during the period addressed by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Wuerl has defended his overall record in Pittsburgh, but has also been accused of knowing about sexual misconduct by McCarrick, which he denies.



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Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization’s “European Health Report”, published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO’s “Europe region” had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



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Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootingsDALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer has been convicted of murder in Texas for fatally shooting a black, unarmed teenager while on duty. The 2017 shooting launched the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs into a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race.



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Senators Urge Delaying Brett Kavanaugh Hearing After Cohen, Manafort Cases

Senators Urge Delaying Brett Kavanaugh Hearing After Cohen, Manafort CasesSeveral senators are urging their colleagues to delay considering Brett



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Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says

Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion SaysAlex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence



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As Mollie Tibbetts Search Enters 4th Week, a Look at Other Cases of Women Gone Missing

As Mollie Tibbetts Search Enters 4th Week, a Look at Other Cases of Women Gone MissingLike Tibbetts’ family, many other missing women’s loved ones want answers to what happened to their daughters and mothers.



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Supreme Court favors Republicans in gerrymandering cases

Supreme Court favors Republicans in gerrymandering casesThe justices upheld a batch of Republican-drawn legislative districts in Texas, including two in the U.S. House of Representatives, that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the power of black and Hispanic voters. The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberals dissenting.



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The 8th Circuit strategy: How abortion foes are lining up cases to challenge Roe

The 8th Circuit strategy: How abortion foes are lining up cases to challenge RoeAbortion foes have a plan to bring a case to the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Their strategy involves going through the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers states from Arkansas to the Dakotas and is one of the most conservative in the nation.



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Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootout

Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootoutWACO, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors who have failed to convict a single person in the three years since a Waco shooting left nine bikers dead are trying a new tack of targeting fewer cases, but attorneys for the bikers say the evidence is so shaky and the lead prosecutor's credibility so damaged that it will be difficult to make the remaining charges stick.



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