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Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims

January 3, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press  Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Seven of the state’s eight dioceses launched victim…

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Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

December 30, 2019

Rep. John Lewis recently learned from doctors that he must undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer. He released this statement today regarding his prognosis and his plans to continue to serve the people of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia: “I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights –…

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Hundreds of accused priests left off clergy abuse list

December 29, 2019

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a list of clergy members credibly…

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‘Inner light’ guided abolitionists during slavery

December 26, 2019

By Dave Sutor The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) _ William Roy Mock lives on his great-great-grandfather Benjamin Walker’s homestead, which served as an Underground Railroad stop in western Pennsylvania’s Bedford County. Mock’s ancestor was among the thousands of individuals – guided by religious beliefs or simple moral outrage over slavery — who assisted freedom-seekers…

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Pennsylvania defends voting machines blamed in undercount

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A voting machine (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration asked a federal court Thursday to reject a challenge to its certification of voting machines bought by Philadelphia and two other Pennsylvania counties, while the machine’s maker accepted responsibility for problems that led to badly…

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Sen. Hughes announces $1.4 million in grants to strengthen advocacy for victims of abuse, substance use prevention

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes  State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced $1,429,334 in grants to a number of programs aimed at helping victims of abuse and those with substance use disorders. Sen. Hughes thanked the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for administering the grants and supporting worthy programs in the 7th Senatorial…

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Colorado Sen.Michael Bennet meets with powerful parent network after public education forum in Pittsburgh

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Michael Bennet PITTSBURGH, — After addressing parents and educators at last week’s “Public Education Forum 2020: Equity and Justice for All,” 2020 presidential candidate Sen.Michael Bennet met with the Powerful Parent Network, a grassroots group of parents from all over the country advocating for their kids. The candidate thanked the parents and…

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

December 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent much of their time making the case for their electability in a contest with President Donald Trump. The second half was filled with friction over money in politics, Afghanistan and experience….

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