Vatican Insists U.S. Bishops Put Off Vote On Their Response To Sexual Abuse Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soO7RUEyB3U The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not be considering two measures it drafted in response to the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church after the Vatican intervened at the last minute. Announcing the surprise move at the start of the bishops' annual fall assembly, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said, "At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting" on the changes. "The Holy See has asked that we delay voting," DiNardo...

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Dark Days for Transparency & Shared Governance at WIU

The recording of a closed door meeting held by the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees reveals board members repeatedly violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA) .

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Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

You may be shocked by what's living in your home — the bacteria, the fungi, viruses, parasites and insects. Probably many more organisms than you imagined. "Every surface; every bit of air; every bit of water in your home is alive," says Rob Dunn , a professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. "The average house has thousands of species." Dunn started out studying microorganisms and insects in rain forests, but his focus gradually shifted toward backyards and...

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MICHAEL SOLOMONOV: And I'm the chef and co-owner of Zahav Restaurant in Philly.

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President Trump has a penchant for breathing new life into expressions with troubled pasts, like "America first" and "enemy of the people." It's not likely his uses of those phrases will survive his presidency. But he may have altered the political lexicon more enduringly at a Houston rally two weeks before the elections, when he proclaimed himself a "nationalist" and urged his supporters to use the word.

A bomb threat in the Illinois State Capitol Building caused the House and Senate chambers to be evacuated this afternoon.

The call came in to a desk manned by tour guides in the Capitol. According to a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, which oversees the Capitol Complex, a caller said there was a bomb on the upper floors of the building.

Two stories up, in the House chamber, legislators were debating a bill ...

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Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has now called another race in New Jersey, projecting Democrat Andy Kim the winner in the suburban Philadelphia 3rd Congressional District over incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 34 seats — and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

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Today Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets a Philippine diplomat about a pair of church bells. Here's Wyoming Public Radio's Maggie Mullen.

Acting on a tip about explosives at a house in Lake Helen, Fla., police discovered jars of highly volatile triacetone triperoxide, or TATP — the same material used in terrorist bombing attacks mounted by ISIS and al-Qaida. Jared E. Coburn, 37, was arrested after officers were told he had a bomb under his bed.

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