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A glance at the scandals that have vexed Israel's Netanyahu

A glance at the scandals that have vexed Israel's NetanyahuJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli attorney general's decision to recommend criminal charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of graft cases is the latest, and most dramatic, twist in the spiraling saga of legal troubles and scandals that have plagued the leader's three-decade political career.



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A look at the corruption scandals of Israel's prime minister

A look at the corruption scandals of Israel's prime ministerJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust on Thursday in a series of corruption scandals that have dogged his recent years in office and overshadowed his current re-election campaign.



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Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandals

Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandalsPresident Trump addressed the scandals currently involving several Virginia officials, tweeting that "African Americans are very angry at the double standard on full display" in the state.



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Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign

Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resignRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too.



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Top Virginia Democrats imperiled by blackface, sex assault scandals

Top Virginia Democrats imperiled by blackface, sex assault scandalsGovernor Ralph Northam was already fighting for his political life over a racist photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook that emerged last week, and the lieutenant governor sought on Wednesday to fend off allegations of sexual misconduct. Attorney General Mark Herring, 57, who has expressed gubernatorial ambitions and called four days ago for Northam to resign, admitted in a statement he donned brown face paint at a party in 1980 to impersonate a rapper. Northam, 59, acknowledged last weekend to having worn blackface – a practice dating to 19th century minstrel shows caricaturing slaves – in 1984 to impersonate Michael Jackson.



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The Latest: Virginia senators, congressmen address scandals

The Latest: Virginia senators, congressmen address scandalsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the racial and sexual assault allegations that have engulfed Virginia's top three elected officials, all Democrats (all times local):



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Blackface scandals highlight U.S.'s troubled racial past – and present

Blackface scandals highlight U.S.'s troubled racial past - and present(Advisory: Note language in paragraph 11) By Andrew Hay (Reuters) – The painful history of blackface in America was highlighted this week as two top Virginia Democrats came under fire after admitting to having blackened their faces to resemble African-Americans while in college in the 1980s. While the practice is less common than it was decades ago, African-American scholars say it persists in some corners as evidence of racism. Apologies by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring followed blackface appearances by celebrities such as actor Billy Crystal and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon in recent years.



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Blackface, sex assault scandals shake top Virginia Democrats

Blackface, sex assault scandals shake top Virginia DemocratsAttorney General Mark Herring said in a statement that he donned brown face paint at a party in 1980 to impersonate a rapper. Northam admitted last weekend to having worn blackface – a practice that dates to 19th century minstrel shows caricaturing slaves – in 1984 to impersonate Michael Jackson. U.S. Democrats have become increasingly focused on promoting diversity and rooting out patterns of sexual misconduct in many American institutions.



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Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals

Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandalsThe meeting, a major congress held every three years, will be closed by Pope Francis during the first papal visit in almost 40 years to Ireland where a series of abuse scandals has also rocked the church’s standing in the once staunchly Catholic country. The withdrawal from the Dublin event followed a bombshell grand jury report this week that detailed widespread abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops over a 70-year period. Wuerl, who was Bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, has not himself been accused of any wrongdoing against children.



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EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official says

EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official saysA demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing none of that, in O’Grady’s telling, with career officials watching in dismay as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seemingly lurches from one scandal to another while doing the bidding of oil barons and the chemical lobby. “Morale is not good,” O’Grady said of the agency’s 14,000 employees.



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