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Verdict upheld against Australian cardinal

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/21/19, 11:50 am

An Australian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a guilty ruling against Cardinal George Pell. A Victoria judge earlier this year sentenced him to six years in prison for molesting two 13-year-old choirboys nearly 20 years ago. The Victoria Court of Appeal rejected Pell’s appeal in a 2-1 ruling. The 78-year-old former finance minister to Pope Francis has continued to maintain his innocence.

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Prisons director demoted over Epstein death

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/19/19, 02:07 pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday reassigned the director of the agency in charge of the federal prison where billionaire and accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. Hugh Hurwitz will go from acting director of the Bureau of Prisons to a deputy in charge of reentry programs for prisoners.

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Unequal opportunity

Sexuality | The federal government investigates transgender participation in high school sports
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/16/19, 04:36 pm

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a Connecticut high school sports policy that allows athletes who identify as transgender to compete against the opposite biological sex.

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