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Catholic crisis

Religion | The latest sexual abuse scandal pits U.S. bishops against the Vatican
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/23/18, 05:04 pm

The Roman Catholic Church in the United States is reeling after the Vatican last week abruptly directed its bishops to postpone plans to increase accountability in the clergy sex abuse crisis. A chorus of Catholic critics is calling the move another cover-up of abuse by the Catholic hierarchy.

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Shake-up in U.S. gymnastics governance

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/18, 10:40 am

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to replace USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level. In an open letter Monday, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland told gymnasts, “You deserve better.” Former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is serving a 40-year prison sentence for sexually abusing gymnasts in his care.

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Weinstein accused of sexually harassing teenage girl

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/01/18, 10:48 am

Court documents filed Wednesday in a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexually harassing a teenage girl. Most of Weinstein’s accusers so far were adults when the alleged abuse happened, but the latest woman to come forward said she was 16 when he lured her to his New York apartment, supposedly to discuss her acting career. Instead, he demanded sex and told her she would never work as an actress unless she gave in, court documents claimed.

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