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Justice Department Opens Clergy Abuse Probe in Pennsylvania

(From AP News) The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the...

At Facebook, Public Funds Join Push to Remove Zuckerberg as Chairman

(From Reuters) Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. ....

To Overcome Brexit Impasse, PM May Open to Extending Transition

(From Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Less...

EU Moves to Tighten Borders, Boost Africa Ties on Migrants

(From AP News) European Union leaders are set Thursday to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc’s borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe. . . . Well over...

Alaska Lieutenant Governor Resigns after “Inappropriate Comments”

(From UPI) Alaska’s lieutenant governor [Byron Mallott] resigned Tuesday after unspecified “inappropriate comments,” Gov. Bill Walker said. . . . During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon Walker wouldn’t elaborate further than to say Mallott made “inappropriate overtures” Sunday night...

Oil Prices Rise on Surprise Draw in US Crude Stockpiles

(From Reuters) Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday after industry data showed a surprise decline in U.S. crude inventories and tension over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked supply worries. . . . “Numbers from...

Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada

(From The Guardian) The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official...

Ancient Ship Graveyard Discovered in the Aegean Sea

(From Fox News) Three ancient shipwrecks that carried pottery cargoes and two from later times were discovered last month by a Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists in the notoriously treacherous waters of the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said...