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Hundreds of Catholic choirboys abused in Germany

Family | Investigation found 567 cases of physical and sexual violence over six decades
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 7/21/17, 02:44 pm

More than 500 students attending a prestigious Catholic boys school in Germany were physically or sexually abused from 1945 to 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.

Allegations of abuse at the Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows school, home of the prominent 1,000-year-old Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir, came to light in 2010 alongside other revelations of abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Germany. From 1964 to 1994, the choir was directed by former Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger.

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Saudi Arabia’s terror-teaching textbooks

International | The U.S. State Department has done little to push for reforms
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/21/17, 11:30 am

SAUDI ARABIA:  Studying Saudi textbooks, used not only in Saudi Arabia but throughout the Muslim world, ought to be required reading for officials signing off on billions in weapons sales to the Sunni power.

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Trump to GOP: Doing nothing on healthcare isn’t an option

Politics | Trump is ready to sign healthcare reform if Republicans can ever get on the same page
by Evan Wilt
Posted 7/20/17, 03:28 pm

WASHINGTON—In a matter of days, Republican senators have flipped from plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, to repeal only, to wait and see what happens. President Donald Trump has just one message for them: Inaction isn’t an option.

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