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Nation Jul 10After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4 billion in coronavirus aid
Houses of worship and faith-based organizations that promote religious beliefs aren’t usually eligible for money from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Nation Jun 04Brooklyn bishop accused by 2nd man of sex abuse in the 1970s
The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey.
Nation May 05Saints emails, lawsuits could be buried in church bankruptcy
A bankruptcy filing by New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese freezes sexual abuse lawsuits and could help bury the details of alleged cover-ups of predator priests and thousands of internal emails.
Nation Mar 05Klobuchar calls for independent review of murder case after scrutiny
In calling for an independent review, Klobuchar was yielding to increasing community pressure to re-open a case that interrupted her Democratic presidential primary run, after The Associated Press published the results of a yearlong investigation that uncovered major flaws in…
Nation Feb 18After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets
Janet Uhlar's regret stems from dozens of letters Bulger wrote to her from prison. In some, he describes his unwitting participation in a secret CIA experiment with LSD called MK-ULTRA.
Nation Dec 31Lawsuit says famous Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world
A lawsuit filed Monday in state court in San Francisco alleges that a Jesuit priest sexually abused an American boy "more than 1,000 times, in multiple states and countries." In interviews with The Associated Press, Robert Goldberg describes sexual abuse…