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Pope Francis released new papal documents Tuesday that eliminate the application of the “pontifical secrecy” rule in cases of sexual abuse. Catholic clergy in many countries, including the US, have long used “pontifical secrecy” as justification for not cooperating with police or victims in cases of sexual abuse. In February church leaders called for the [...]

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A leak of highly classified documents from the Chinese government has exposed the manual used in operating China’s mass detention camps, including policing and surveillance tactics to prevent escape from the camps the Chinese government has labeled “vocational training institutions” that hold Muslim Uighurs and other minorities. According to a new report by the International [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a “Resolution for Investigative Procedures” into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The investigation is looking into “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.” Specifically, the resolution cites instances of Trump attempting [...]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies over data they used to justify rolling back the landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the Trump administration of “willfully withholding” information. CARB sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alleging failure to [...]

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The Arkansas Senate on Monday voted 25-9 in favor of measures to prevent the release of information that could identify manufacturers and suppliers of drugs used during state executions. The Senate justified its move to increase drug secrecy by citing a “well-documented guerilla war being waged against the death penalty,” where anti-death penalty advocates pressure pharmaceutical [...]

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