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The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 Billion

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 4:00am

Years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow.

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'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 4:00am

Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will step into pulpits Sunday morning and have to address the massive clergy sex abuse revelations from this week's grand jury report.

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California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:58pm

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

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Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:28pm

Over three days, more than 100 people fell ill after smoking a batch of K2 officials say was laced with AB-Fubinaca. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said chemical was "knocking people down."

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Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:49pm

The special counsel noted that the legal guidelines suggest a sentence of zero to six months. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians.

Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:27pm

"It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol," Republican State Sen. Jason Rapert said.

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Episode 860: The World's Longest Yard Sale

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:48pm

Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!

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Brett Kavanaugh's Role In the Starr Investigation And How It Shaped Him

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:01pm

In the 1990s, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was part of the team investigating President Clinton as part of special prosecutor Ken Starr's investigation. How did that experience shape his view of whether and how a president should be investigated?

Tesla Stock Tumbles Again, Following CEO Elon Musk's 'NYT' Interview

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

Tesla's stock has been dropping precipitously, following a New York Times interview, in which CEO Elon Musk described being exhausted and under immense pressure.

Survivor Of Pennsylvania Clergy Sex Abuse Shares His Story

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jim VanSickle about surviving the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest in the Catholic church — one of more than 300 named in Pennsylvania's grand jury report on clergy abuse.

Former White House Director Of Legislative Affairs Discusses New Job At UVA

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

Marc Short, President Trump's former legislative director, talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his new job at the University of Virginia, the controversy that followed him and how he's moving forward.

Trump Postpones Military Parade, Citing High Costs

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

President Trump has postponed the military parade planned for November after complaints about its anticipated cost. He said he will instead attend the Armistice Day parade in Paris.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Discusses Security Clearances

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:15pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Morell, former deputy director at the CIA, about the letter he signed about security clearances and supporting former CIA director John Brennan.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Awkwafina Has Always 'Aggressively Been Myself'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:15pm

Rapper and actress Awkwafina has had a busy year. She's in two summer blockbusters: Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, which opens this week.

U.S. To Pull Back Aid From Syria, Asks Other Countries To Pitch In For Rebuilding

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:59pm

The Trump administration is cutting money it was going to spend aiding the people of Raqqa — a Syrian city that still has many areas in rubble after the fight to push out ISIS.

WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:52pm

California authorities say the behemoth killed a firefighter battling the Carr Fire last month. Larger than three football fields, the tornado was unlike anything they'd seen. Now, they have video.

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Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

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One Guatemalan Family's Journey To Be Reunited After Being Separated At U.S. Border

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

Under court order, the government has been working to reunify all children separated from parents at the border, but the biggest challenge has been finding parents already deported.

Attorney General Sessions Says The U.S. Foreign-Born Population Is Growing Too Fast

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

Sessions praised immigration restrictions of the 1920s — laws that are widely regarded today as racist. His critics say he's stoking fears about the foreign-born population.

How Port Arthur, Texas, Is Recovering, Nearly 1 Year After Hurricane Harvey

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

It's been nearly year since Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Port Arthur, Texas, before moving to Houston. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mayor Derrick Freeman about how the recovery has been going.




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