Category: US

William Keeler, Cardinal Who Championed Sexual Abuse Victims, Dies at 86

The former archbishop of Baltimore spoke up for victims of sexual abuse by priests, and is credited with improving Catholic-Jewish relations.

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Civics Lesson Unfolds at Capitol as Health Care Bill Incinerates

Visitors from Vero Beach, Fla., witnessed two days of political meltdown as the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to come to a vote in the House.

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Former Penn State President Found Guilty in Sandusky Abuse Case

A jury convicted Graham B. Spanier of child endangerment and acquitted him on two other counts related to the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.

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London, Donald Trump, Keystone Pipeline: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes

The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

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In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

House Republican leaders withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from the House floor before it could be defeated, a loss for President Trump.

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Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel

Mr. Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager, offered to speak to the committee looking into Russian interference in the election.

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Washington Pizzeria Gunman Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

Edgar Maddison Welch admitted that he fired an assault rifle inside a restaurant as he investigated spurious claims that the pizzeria was at the center of a child sex-slave ring.

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North Carolina School System Pulls Book About a Boy in a Dress

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system dropped plans to use “Jacob’s New Dress” in a first-grade lesson about bullying after complaints were raised.

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California Today: California Today: Henry Rollins Strikes Chord as a Columnist

Friday: Checking in with Henry Rollins, a San Diego County congressman faces a criminal inquiry, and a dog’s unlikely rescue from a fire.

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