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Nation Oct 12Pope accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation amid sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis appeared to accept Wuerl's resignation reluctantly and asked him to stay on in a temporary capacity until a new archbishop is found.
Nation Sep 20Anti-abuse activists pan U.S. Catholic bishops’ new proposals to curb sex crimes
The initiatives, announced Wednesday, include developing a code of conduct for bishops regarding sexual abuse and harassment, and establishing a confidential hotline — to be run by a third party — to receive complaints of sexual misconduct by bishops, and…
Politics May 30How the Trump administration is remaking federal policy on women’s reproductive health
Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a culture of life." But women's-rights activists and some medical experts view the multi-pronged changes as a dangerous ideological shift that could increase unintended pregnancies and abortions.
Nation May 22McDonald’s workers in 9 cities file sexual harassment complaints
Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. According to their complaints, when…
Nation May 02With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change
The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.
Politics Nov 12Allegations against Roy Moore roil U.S. evangelical ranks
Now, as Roy Moore's Republican U.S. Senate campaign is imperiled, there's an outpouring of impassioned and soul-searching discussion in evangelical ranks.
Politics Nov 09Which ballot initiatives passed? Marijuana, minimum wage and more
Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage. The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states.
Politics Nov 08Death penalty, gun control, pot among ballot-measure issues
NEW YORK — Voters in some states weighed in Tuesday on several of most volatile issues facing America — gun control, marijuana legalization, the death penalty and the right of a terminally ill person to get a doctor's help in…
Nation Oct 19Record high 60 percent of Americans back legal pot, poll finds
A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot.
Politics Oct 17Where do the presidential candidates stand on abortion?
An Associated Press series is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one focuses on abortion.