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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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The Latest: Valero stops importing Venezuela crude oil

The Latest: Valero stops importing Venezuela crude oilCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):



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10-year-old stops potential kidnapper by asking for family's secret 'code word'

10-year-old stops potential kidnapper by asking for family's secret 'code word'A 10-year-old Arizona girl says she was able to ward off a potential kidnapper



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Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes outSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver began passing out on a Utah highway Friday morning, police said.



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Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claimsFacebook on Friday said it will no longer require employees to resolve sexual harassment claims via arbitration, mirroring a move by Google. “Today, we are publishing our updated Workplace Relationships policy and amending our arbitration agreements to make arbitration a choice rather than a requirement in sexual harassment claims,” Facebook corporate media relations director Anthony Harrison told AFP. Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week.



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Facebook stops misinformation campaigns tied to Iran, Russia

Facebook stops misinformation campaigns tied to Iran, RussiaFacebook said Tuesday it stopped stealth misinformation campaigns from Iran and Russia, shutting down accounts as part of its battle against fake news ahead of elections in the United States and elsewhere. Facebook removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,” according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. While the investigation was ongoing, and US law enforcement notified, content from some of the pages was traced back to Iran and from others linked to groups previously linked to Russian intelligence operations, the social network said.



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Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factoriesBy Kaori Kaneko and Malcolm Foster TOKYO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. Live footage showed toppled walls, broken windows and gushing burst water mains after the quake hit Osaka, which will host next year’s Group of 20 summit, just before 8 a.m. (2300 GMT Sunday) as commuters were heading to work. Quakes are common in Japan, part of the seismically active “Ring of Fire” that stretches from the South Pacific through Indonesia and Japan, across to Alaska and down the west coast of North, Central and South America.



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Kinder Morgan stops work on controversial Canada pipeline

Kinder Morgan stops work on controversial Canada pipelineThe US firm Kinder Morgan said Sunday it would suspend most work on a controversial oil pipeline in Canada’s British Columbia because of fierce opposition by provincial authorities. A final decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which is supported by both the federal government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, is expected by May 31. The pipeline links oil sands fields in Alberta province to the outskirts of Vancouver, from where oil is shipped overseas.



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Mexican senators demand President Pena Nieto stops cooperation with US over Trump's repeated attacks

Mexican senators demand President Pena Nieto stops cooperation with US over Trump's repeated attacksMexican senators are calling on the nation’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, to stop cooperating with the US after Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the country. A non-binding statement demanding a suspension of joint efforts to fight against organised crime until Mr Trump treats Mexico with respect has been unanimously approved by senators in the country. The statement criticises Mr Trump for his “baseless and offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans”.



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Boat carrying Rohingya stops on Thai island: official

Boat carrying Rohingya stops on Thai island: officialA boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees trying to reach Malaysia briefly stopped on a Thai island, an official said Sunday, as fears grow about overcrowded camps for the stateless minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents in August that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing. An agreement to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine state has yet to see a single refugee returned.



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