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Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over…

Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex…

The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him

EPA Proposal Would Roll Back Standards Meant To…

The agency's proposal would let states set their own emissions standards for coal-firing power plants.

Project uncovering South's hidden LGBTQ history

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South

Sentence for Doctor Guilty of Raping Patient…

A former doctor in Houston found guilty of raping a sedated patient receiving treatment for a severe asthma attack doesn't have to serve a day in prison, a jury decided Friday. Shafeeq Sheikh was instead sentenced to 10 years' probation for the 2013 assault at Ben Taub hospital, the Houston...

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker…

North Carolina Republicans who've infuriated liberal activists on taxes, redistricting and social issues have surprised critics by approving a $15-per-hour minimum wage for thousands of state employees

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White House Counsel Don McGahn Is Reportedly…

The New York Times reports the extent of his cooperation is "uncommon."

Georgia police: GSU officers fired upon, suspect sought

Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway

Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to…

Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region

Catholics consider withholding donations amid…

Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months

Privatization Of Afghan War Not Under…

Blackwater founder Erik Prince argues using a small private force in Afghanistan could save the U.S. government billions.

Georgia man killed by officers responding to domestic call

A Georgia man has been fatally shot by officers responding to a domestic call

Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral…

Many students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer

Life Sentence Possible After Sex Assault on…

A 35-year-old man who sexually abused a woman sleeping next to him on a Spirit Airlines flight may spend the rest of his life in prison. A federal jury last week convicted Prabhu Ramamoorthy of the abuse, and he faces a life term at his sentencing in December, reports the...

How #MeToo Is Changing How Men Cope With Sexual…

In the US, one in six men say they've experienced sexual assault. But experts say that number is actually higher.

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Police: Dispute leads to fatal shooting at Georgia Walmart

Authorities in Georgia say an argument between a woman and a male driver outside a Walmart in Snellville lead to a fatal shooting

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat says the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers

Trump's New Plan Upends Obama Emissions Policy

For President Trump, federalism and climate policy just don't mix—a fact that has environmental experts in a state of high anxiety, the Washington Post reports. Trump plans to announce this week that each state can set its own own coal-emission standards (pending EPA approval) rather than follow the Obama...

New Haven, Conn. Is Struggling With A Rash Of K2…

Emergency officials responded to over 100 calls in one week of people needing to go to the hospital.

Police: 2 women hurt at Atlanta commuter rail station

Georgia authorities say suspect in custody as they investigate whether two women were hit by an Atlanta commuter train after one was reportedly pushed in front it

Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient…

A Houston doctor won't serve prison time after being convicted of sexually assaulting a patient

Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops…

Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are turning brown and hay for cattle is in short supply, as water becomes increasingly scarce

ESPN Won't Televise The National Anthem Before…

Most networks choose not to air the anthem to save time on their broadcasts.

Police say Chicago teen killed himself; family denies he did

Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation

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School year to begin at Texas school where gunman…

Students in Santa Fe, Texas, will begin a new school year with additional security measures in place following a mass shooting in May that left 10 people dead

Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado…

A Colorado judge denied a defense attorney's request to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of two young sisters killed and submerged in crude oil in the case of the girl's father, who is accused of killing them and his wife

New Forest Service Plan Aims To Alleviate…

The new plan focuses on collaboration between agencies and cites climate change as a factor in worsening fires.