Illinois Catholic Bishops Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse Cover-Up

UPDATED 4:10 p.m. | The Catholic Church in Illinoishas been suedby four people who claim they were sexually abused by priests and that the church protected the priests by concealing the abuse.

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IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we've been hearing from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

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VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

Former Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Onan was in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006 when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. "I remember laying down in the truck," Onan said. "Waking up, there's dust, there's debris all over me, and there's an Iraqi colonel who's sitting in the truck with us, and he's just screaming, screaming. I don't understand what he's saying." Onan suffered a head injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. During the next year, he was in and out of trouble with military officials, mainly...

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A time traveler solves history's greatest mysteries!

An interactive comedy murder mystery on October 20, 2018

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000

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A growing crowd of Central American migrants in southern Mexico resumed its advance toward the U.S. border on Sunday. The advances have overwhelmed Mexican officials' attempts to stop them at the border.

The Associated Press reports that the number of migrants swelled to about 5,000 overnight.

On Saturday, President Trump told reporters the migrants were "hardened criminals."

How One Group Is Galvanizing Dissatisfied Voters

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President Trump says he's planning to pull out of an international arms control agreement. As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, it's a treaty signed by President Reagan designed to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination efforts.

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels, a Ugandan Islamist militant group active in the area since the 1990s, attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, cities and towns are facing the daunting task of trying to rebuild. The recovery is hampered by catastrophic damage not only to homes and businesses, but to vital infrastructure as well.

The small Gulf coast town of Port St. Joe, with a population of about 3,500 residents, is one of countless communities that was hit by the storm.

"Everywhere you turn and go you see some kind of destruction," says the town's mayor, Bo Patterson. "Whether it was wind damage, whether it was water, one of the two."

Eight-year-old Lucy Gray is wide-eyed and quivering with anticipation when I arrive at her house in suburban Maryland. I am sorry to report that I am not the object of her excitement. She is thrilled because she will soon be cooking with my companion, Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids.

Meet The Jews Of The German Far Right

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A small group of unlikely supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) — a party whose members have been accused of racism and downplaying the Nazis — has launched a new association. It's called "Jews in the AfD."

Just 19 members turned up to its launch event in the city of Wiesbaden last month, but the development has unsettled many in Germany's Jewish community.

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