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Top Vatican Cardinal Charged With Sex Offenses

Cardinal George Pell Andreas Solaro / AFP – Getty Images File Pell has repeatedly denied all abuse allegations made against him. The Catholic Church in Australia, which issues statements on Pell’s behalf, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the charges. “It is important to note that none of the allegations that […]
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Former Trump Aide Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work

Viktor Yanukovych on February 21, 2014. Getty Images, file Hiring the American consultants that year cost Manafort’s firm more than $667,000. Manafort’s firm paid contractors more than $1.2 million in total between 2012 and 2014, according to the filing. Related: Flynn, Manafort Are Key Figures in Probe Mueller Will Lead In addition to the more […]
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Flint Airport Stabber Denied Bond in Possible Terror Case

Timothy Wiley, FBI public affairs specialist, holds a photo Amor Ftouhi after a news conference on June 22, 2017 in Detroit. Paul Sancya / AP File Ftouhi wore a medical mask over his mouth and twice mumbled words as he entered court for the brief hearing. No members of his family were present. Security was […]
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Ex-Cop Charged With Manslaughter in U.K. Soccer Disaster

Victims on the pitch at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, England, in 1989. AP file “This is a success for society at large,” he said. “Nobody is above the law, be it the police or anybody else.” In total, 96 fans died – including 38 teenagers and children. The 96th victim died almost four years later […]
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German Parliament Set to Vote Friday on Gay Marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) delivers a speech at the German Bundestag parliament in Berlin, Germany, 16 March 2016. Michael Kappeler / EPA The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday the Parliament’s legal committee had given its OK for the vote to take place Friday. Merkel surprisingly said Monday she could see lawmakers making the […]
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Activists Who Probed Ivanka Trump Supplier Freed in China

Activist Hua Haifeng carries his son Bobo as they leave a police station in Ganzhou, China. Gerry Shih / AP “I will speak to everyone in a few days’ time after we organize. I’m happy to be out. I just want to spend some time with my family,” Hua told The Associated Press. “I appreciate […]
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U.S. Jews Angry After Western Wall Prayer Plan Scrapped

TEL AVIV, Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government faced growing international criticism Wednesday after halting a project that would have allowed men and women to pray together at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. The move was a concession to right-wing Orthodox politicians in the country’s governing coalition, but has caused a schism with Jewish […]
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Creator of Marmalade-Loving Paddington Bear Dies at 91

British author Michael Bond sits with a Paddington Bear toy in London on June 5, 2008. Sang Tan / AP file The furry adventurer first appeared in “A Bear Called Paddington” in 1958 — a stowaway from “Darkest Peru” who arrived at London’s Paddington train station wearing a sign saying “Please look after this bear. […]
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Woman Throws 'Lucky' Coins in Plane's Engine, Delays Flight

June 28th, 2017 A flight at an airport in Shanghai, China, was delayed for more than five hours after an elderly woman was caught throwing coins in an engine for “good luck” while boarding. Maintenance workers recovered nine coins before the flight could proceed.
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Parents of Captive Journalist Austin Tice: We Know He's Alive

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who was taken captive in Syria nearly five years ago, tell TODAY’s Matt Lauer that while they cannot provide details about it, they have good reason to believe their son is alive. Marc says their son’s captivity “has turned our live inside out and upside-down.” […]