Sexual Abuse
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Pope acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/06/19, 11:05 am

Pope Francis on Tuesday for the first time publicly acknowledged that clergy have sexually abused nuns. “There have been priests and bishops who have” committed acts of sexual abuse, the pope said during a news conference aboard the papal plane on his return from the United Arab Emirates. “Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it’s a path that we have already begun.”

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Virginia lieutenant governor responds to assault accusations

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/05/19, 01:04 pm

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday denied an accusation of sexual assault that emerged over the weekend. The Democratic politician is accused of assaulting a woman in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston while working for vice presidential candidate John Edwards. The accusations were first reported on Sunday by Big League Politics, which is also the outlet that published the photo of two men dressed in racist costumes from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook.

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Big game, big drama

Culture | How the Super Bowl is becoming a cultural battleground
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/01/19, 03:12 pm

Some celebrities are shunning Super Bowl LIII—which pits the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams—amid controversy over the National Football League’s policy on player protests.

A number of artists, including Jay-Z, Pink, and Rihanna, reportedly declined invitations to perform in the big game’s halftime show Sunday in Atlanta, and comedian Amy Schumer refused to appear in a commercial during the game.

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