Beto O’Rourke interrupts Greg Abbott’s Uvalde press conference: “You are doing nothing” – CBS News

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke interrupted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference in Uvalde after the mass shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead.  Abbott said he would be passing the microphone to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, when O’Rourke stood up. “You are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said, adding that the …

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Biden signs police order on second anniversary of George Floyd’s death – Reuters.com

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden sought to reform federal and local policing with a broad executive order on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the death of George Floyd, while goading a seemingly immovable Congress to act on police and gun reform. The order directs all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force …

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‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power – The Associated Press

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president’s kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He’s ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that suggest a diminishing stature. Trump faced a series of setbacks …

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21 killed in Texas elementary school shooting: Live updates – CNN

US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said dozens of on-duty and off-duty agents responded to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, adding that as soon as officers arrived, “they didn’t hesitate.” “We responded from various locations. I had both on-duty, off-duty, folks that were in a training environment all responded to this location,” Ortiz …

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‘American Pie’ Singer Drops Out of NRA Convention – The Daily Beast

Don McLean, 71-year-old singer of the hit song “American Pie,” announced that he will no longer perform at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention this weekend after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead. He was meant to play at the NRA’s Grand Ole Night of Freedom concert …

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Beto O’Rourke confronts Abbott in Uvalde: ‘You are doing nothing’ – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load UVALDE, Tex. — Democratic Texas gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke interrupted Gov. Greg Abbott during a Wednesday news conference at Uvalde High School as the Republican governor was updating reporters on Tuesday’s school shooting. O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, approached the stage as Abbott was introducing Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick …

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Nancy Brophy, romance novelist who wrote “How to Murder Your Husband,” found guilty of murder 4 years after chef spouse found dead in kitchen – CBS News

A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday after deliberating over two days in chef …

Nancy Brophy, romance novelist who wrote “How to Murder Your Husband,” found guilty of murder 4 years after chef spouse found dead in kitchen – CBS NewsRead More

19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school rampage – The Associated Press

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, a witness said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team. …

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How election denial lost in Georgia’s GOP race for secretary of state – The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Raffensperger advanced to the general election, leaving Democrats as the ones forced into a runoff because no candidate won a majority Tuesday. Raffensperger will face the winner of a June 21 Democratic runoff between state Rep. Bee Nguyen and former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler. Hice, who objected to certifying Georgia’s electoral votes in Congress on …

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Biden signs police reform executive order on anniversary of George Floyd’s death – NBC News

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at reforming policing practices on the second anniversary of the death of George Floyd. The order creates a national registry of officers fired for misconduct and encourages state and local police to tighten restrictions on chokeholds and so-called no-knock warrants. It also restricts the …

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Pope Francis: The elderly have seen it all. If they can still have hope, we all can.

Below is the text of Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience, delivered on May 25, 2022. To receive these remarks and more in your inbox every week, sign up for America’s daily newsletter. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In our reflection on old age—we are continuing to reflect on old age—today we are dealing with the …

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Trump-backed nominees lost in Georgia, but can Republicans escape the specter of Maga? – The Guardian US

Donald Trump’s big lie lost bigly in Georgia on Tuesday night. Some might take this as proof that his spell over the Republican party has finally been broken, but that is what the Republican party wants people to believe. The former president had been waging a personal vendetta against Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp and secretary …

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ATF nominee tries to address GOP criticisms in wake of mass shooting – POLITICO

Democrats, long frustrated by their inability to strike even a narrow deal with Republicans to increase gun regulation, have seen a Senate-confirmed ATF director as a consequential step to better enforcing gun laws. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said during the hearing he “genuinely struggled” in the aftermath of the shooting and condemned “some [who] describe …

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Two years after George Floyd’s murder, bishops’ task force fights against ‘collective sin of racism’

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police two years ago in Minneapolis sparked a national conversation about racism that continues today—the anniversary of his tragic death. Following Mr. Floyd’s murder, the bishops of California and Black Catholic leaders formed an African-American Anti-Racism Task Force to address what they described as the “collective …

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Texas school shooting victims: Third grader, 5 fourth graders, 2 teachers among those killed at Uvalde elementary – NBC News

The victims fatally shot at a Texas elementary school Tuesday include 19 children — at least five of whom were fourth-graders — and two teachers trying to protect them, relatives told news outlets. The students and educators were days from the end of the school year when they were fatally shot Tuesday at Robb Elementary School …

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Catholic leaders react to Texas school massacre: ‘Don’t tell me that guns aren’t the problem.’

Catholic leaders are reacting with anger and calls to restrict guns following the latest mass shooting that left at least 19 children and two teachers dead. “It’s time to say, ‘Enough!’ to the indiscriminate trafficking of guns,” Pope Francis said Wednesday after offering prayers to the victims of the Uvalde, Tex., shooting. “Let’s all work …

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Schumer says no imminent vote on gun safety bills after Texas massacre – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., signaled Wednesday that the chamber will not quickly vote on a pair of House-passed background-check bills, giving Democrats and Republicans time to negotiate a possible but improbable bipartisan deal to address a spate of horrific mass shootings that have rocked the nation in recent weeks.   “My Republican …

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Trump made 27 endorsements in Tuesday’s primaries. Here are the winners. – POLITICO

The fate of state Sen. Burt Jones, whom Trump endorsed in the open race for lieutenant governor, remains unclear. While he was leading his nearest challenger by close to 20 percentage points, with 96 percent of the expected vote in, it wasn’t clear if Jones would avoid a runoff: He was at 50.1 percent, a …

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Russian Forces Expand Donbas Assault, but at Steep Cost – The Wall Street Journal

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian forces were pushing to encircle two cities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, part of an all-out assault to take control of the Donbas region that is making progress, but at a cost for Moscow. Fighting was centered around two cities on either side of the Siverskyi Donets River: Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The two …

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Live updates: Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting leaves 19 children dead – The Washington Post

Eva Mireles, 44, an educator for 17 years, taught fourth graders at Robb Elementary School, according to her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, who confirmed her niece was among those slain. Delgado said her nephew, Ruben Ruiz, was a police officer with the Uvalde school district and was married to Mireles. The couple shared a daughter …

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N.Korea fires salvo of missiles, including ICBM, hours after Biden leaves Asia – Reuters.com

SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) – North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s deputy national security advisor, Kim Tae-hyo, said that the North …

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Senator Chris Murphy, lawmaker from Sandy Hook district, pleads for action after Texas elementary school mass shooting: “What are we doing?” – CBS News

Connecticut’s Senator Chris Murphy spoke from the Senate floor on Tuesday several hours after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school killed at least 19 students and two adults. The Democrat, who was formerly a representative from a district that included Sandy Hook Elementary School, opened his speech by recalling the trauma students there …

Senator Chris Murphy, lawmaker from Sandy Hook district, pleads for action after Texas elementary school mass shooting: “What are we doing?” – CBS NewsRead More

May 24 midterms: Results across 5 states, including Georgia, Texas, more – The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall in what will be one of the nation’s most consequential …

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Deadliest school massacre happened at Bath Consolidated School in Michigan – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load A version of this article was originally published on April 16, 2017, under the headline “Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.” That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School …

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Southern Baptist Convention sex abuse report: 44 women made allegations against Jacksonville pastor – WJXT News4JAX

Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse. An attorney for the SBC’s Executive Committee announced the decision during a virtual meeting called in response to a scathing …

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Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol’s ruins – The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The bodies were decomposing and the stench hung …

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After Uvalde, angry Democrats assail GOP over resistance to gun laws – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut who once held a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on the need for stricter gun laws in the United States, returned there Tuesday night to plead with his colleagues to find a way to put politics aside and work together to stop …

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California bans watering of ‘non-functional’ grass – Los Angeles Times

California water regulators adopted emergency drought rules Tuesday that increase conservation requirements for water suppliers throughout the state and prohibit the watering of grass that is purely decorative at businesses and in common areas of subdivisions and homeowners associations. The regulations outlaw the use of drinking water for irrigating “non-functional” grass at commercial, industrial and …

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Georgia Democrats signal brutal ad campaign against Herschel Walker as high-stakes Senate race begins – NBC News

ATLANTA — Football legend Herschel Walker had just finished cruising to an easy primary win in Georgia’s Senate race Tuesday night when Democrats let him know the easy campaigning is over. In a hostile welcome to the general election, the Democratic Party of Georgia released a web video featuring a montage of TV news clips …

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Steve Kerr gives passionate speech after deadly Texas school shooting – USA TODAY

Steve Kerr didn’t want to talk about basketball.  Despite the Golden State Warriors being one win away from their first NBA Finals appearance since 2019, Kerr turned his attention to a deadly mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left at least 21 people, including 19 children, dead less than 400 miles away from American Airlines Center …

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Disney power broker at the heart of Anaheim ‘cabal’ – Los Angeles Times

An FBI affidavit made public last week identified an employee of an influential, unnamed company as being a key participant in a “cabal” steering Anaheim’s government. The employee of the firm, called “Company A” in the affidavit that’s part of a federal public corruption probe, helped script a statement read by an elected official before …

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Iraqi citizen living in Ohio arrested after allegedly plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush – CNN

CNN  —  An Iraqi national living in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday and faces federal charges related to an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department announced. Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab has been charged with aiding and abetting the attempted murder of a former United States official, as well as …

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Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros – The Guardian

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to be the “beginning of the third world war” that could spell the end of civilisation, the veteran philanthropist and former financier George Soros has warned. In a ferocious attack on Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros warned that autocratic regimes were …

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Georgia 2022 primary: Voters head to the polls on election day – The Atlanta Journal Constitution

In Fulton County, voting went smoothly at almost all the county’s 250 polling sites, in part thanks to the 91,000 voters who cast their ballots during three weeks of early voting, interim Elections Director Nadine Williams said. Two polling places, Hopewell Middle in Milton and Creel Park in South Fulton, opened 20 to 30 minutes …

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Larry Woiwode: farmer, author, Christian sage

What were the greatest English-language novels of the 20th century? Many would answer with the perennial favorites that were also often required reading in high school or college; some will always answer with great fervor that it is Infinite Jest and there can be no further argument; others insist on Ulysses, which they haven’t read. …

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Nancy Pelosi responds to being barred from Communion: I respect pro-life views but not ‘foisting them onto others’

Addressing news that the archbishop of San Francisco has barred her from receiving Communion, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that while she respects people who hold a different view on abortion rights than her own, she does not respect their efforts in imposing those views onto others. “I come from a largely pro-life, Italian-American Catholic family, …

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UC pays record $700 million in UCLA gynecologist sex abuse case – Los Angeles Times

The University of California system agreed Tuesday to settle lawsuits brought by hundreds of alleged victims of a former UCLA gynecologist, bringing total litigation payouts to nearly $700 million, the largest ever related to sexual abuse involving a public university. The latest $374.4 million in settlements covers 312 former patients who sued alleging they were …

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NBA legend Dwyane Wade tells Jesuit college grads: Solitude and self-awareness are the keys to success.

Graduation speeches can be very hit or miss. Sometimes you get a person who thinks they have it all figured out or whose speech is really just a résumé of their own awesomeness. And sometimes they’re just plain boring; at my graduation from Marquette University in 1991, our speaker went so long people in the …

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Cardinal Zen pleads not guilty to charge he improperly registered fund for anti-government protestors

HONG KONG (CNS) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and several others pleaded not guilty in a Hong Kong court to charges of failing to properly register a now-defunct fund to help anti-government protesters. The 90-year-old cardinal was detained May 11 under China’s national security law for “conspiracy to collude with foreign forces,” but he has …

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15 killed in shooting at Uvalde elementary school; gunman dead, Gov. Abbott says – KSAT San Antonio

UVALDE, Texas – A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde on Tuesday, killing 14 students and one teacher, Gov. Greg Abbott said. The gunman, identified by law enforcement as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was also killed, Abbott said. Ramos was a student at Uvalde High School, Abbott said. Uvalde Police Chief Pete Arredondo …

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On George Floyd Anniversary, Biden Set to Issue Policing Order – The New York Times

TOKYO — President Biden on Wednesday is expected to issue an executive order aimed at reforming federal policing on the two-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, people familiar with the matter said. The order will direct all federal …

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Former Muslim becomes Christian after seeing vision of Jesus

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Tag Cloud Tags: California, Christian, church, Faith, heart, Iran, Media, Muslim, News, War, Worthy News by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent (Worthy News) – A young Iranian woman who grew up in a strict Muslim home said that she became a Christian after she had a vision of Jesus telling …

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Replacement theory and NIMBYism have the same racist roots

The man suspected of killing 10 people in a mostly Black neighborhood in Buffalo on May 18 believes in it. Tucker Carlson has made it a central theme of his nightly program on Fox News, even if he avoids using the exact phrase. It is the “great replacement” theory, the idea that there is an …

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Vatican-approved Chinese bishop’s whereabouts remain unknown a year after his arrest

HONG KONG (CNS) — A Vatican-approved Chinese bishop remains in detention more than one year after his arrest for allegedly violating the communist country’s repressive regulations on religious affairs. Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu of Xinxiang was arrested May 21, 2021, reported ucanews.com. A day earlier, police arrested 10 priests and an unknown number of seminarians …

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EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate George W. Bush In Dallas – Forbes

An ISIS-linked Iraqi man allegedly carried out surveillance on properties associated with former President George W. Bush in what the FBI described as a revenge plot to assassinate him. Much of it was being organized over WhatsApp, investigators said. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images Two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged …

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Biden administration is flying in baby formula. Here’s why the shortage happened – ABC News

A baby formula shortage has escalated in recent months from a product recall to a national crisis, prompting emergency responses from business leaders and White House officials. As of early May, 43% of U.S. baby formula was out of stock, according to the data firm Datasembly. To help make up for the shortfall, the Biden …

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Southern Baptist members detail alleged grooming, sexual misconduct among clergy in new report – NBC News

In the summer of 2010, a pastor and his wife at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia, said they received an invite to vacation in Florida with Johnny Hunt, a senior pastor of their church whom they considered a mentor. The 55-year-old church leader had been elected national president of the Southern Baptist Convention two …

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Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files – The Guardian

A new trove of hacked Chinese police photographs and documents shedding light on the human toll of Beijing’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in Xinjiang has been published as the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, visits cities in the region. The data trove – referred to as the Xinjiang police files and …

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Trump faces biggest test since 2020 in Georgia: Primaries to watch – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is facing what could be his biggest electoral defeat since 2020 as he attempts to settle old scores against fellow Republicans in Georgia. In the marquee race of the day, which includes primaries in Alabama and runoffs in Texas, Trump-backed David Perdue is sputtering in his bid to unseat …

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Russia launches all-out assault to encircle Ukraine troops in east – Reuters.com

Summary Companies Kharkiv to reopen metro after Russian forces driven back Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities Corpses still being found in Russian-held Mariupol Pro-Russian leader’s home searched in Moldova KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 24 (Reuters) – Russian forces were launching an all-out assault to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities straddling a …

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Police continue search for suspect in Q train fatal shooting in Chinatown – WABC-TV

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police recovered the gun used to kill Daniel Enriquez aboard a Manhattan-bound subway and believe they know the identity of the suspect. The person they want to talk to is a 25-year-old Brooklyn resident with about 20 prior arrests, including an outstanding gun charge from last year. He also has prior …

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Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday’s elections – POLITICO

Since that 2020 defeat, Trump has trained his sights on GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, blaming Kemp for certifying instead of subverting the results of that election after multiple recounts. Trump recruited former Sen. David Perdue, whose 2021 runoff election loss was declared by news organizations amid news coverage of the ongoing Jan. 6 Capitol riot, …

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Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors

(Worthy News) – Armed with a secret list of more than 700 abusive pastors, Southern Baptist leaders chose to protect the denomination from lawsuits rather than protect the people in their churches from further abuse. Survivors, advocates, and some Southern Baptists themselves spent more than 15 years calling for ways to keep sexual predators from …

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Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has revised rules governing the use of force by law enforcement agencies overseen by the Justice Department, requiring federal agents to intervene when they see officials using excessive force or mistreating people in custody. The rule change was circulated on Friday and posted on the department’s website on …

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Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Report Stuns, From Pulpit to Pews – The New York Times

Carissa Beard was helping her daughter pack up her dorm room on Sunday night when she got the text from her husband, the lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Thurmont in Maryland. The nearly 300-page report on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention had dropped online. “It is every bit as bad as …

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What David Perdue’s total failure would teach us – CNN

CNN  —  If the polls are to be believed, former Georgia Sen. David Perdue is headed toward a crushing primary defeat Tuesday in his challenge to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp. A recently released Fox poll showed Kemp at 60%, compared to just 28% for Perdue, a stunning finding that suggests the incumbent isn’t going to …

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Anaheim Mayor Resigns as F.B.I. Investigates Angel Stadium Deal – The New York Times

Grappling with a federal public corruption investigation into the sale of Angel Stadium, Mayor Harry Sidhu of Anaheim, Calif., announced his resignation on Monday amid questions about whether business leaders in the state’s 10th-largest city have wielded undue influence. Mr. Sidhu, a Republican elected in 2018 to lead the Southern California city of nearly 350,000 …

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Anaheim mayor resigns amid corruption investigation involving Angel stadium deal – POLITICO

A federal affidavit released this week has jolted California’s tenth-largest city, laying out evidence that Sidhu sought to turn the city’s prolonged attempt to sell Angel Stadium — home of the major league Angels — to his personal advantage. The city has spent years negotiating terms for selling the ballpark and the land on which …

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‘Warmongering, lies and hatred’: Russian diplomat in Geneva resigns over Ukraine invasion – The Guardian

A veteran Russian diplomat in Geneva has resigned over his country’s invasion of Ukraine in a rare political protest from within the Russian foreign policy establishment. Boris Bondarev, a counsellor at the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, wrote in a public statement: “Never have I been so ashamed of my country.” …

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Pence, Trump to hold dueling rallies for GOP candidates in Georgia – New York Post

Former Vice President Mike Pence stumped for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on the eve of the Peach State’s Republican primary Monday, cementing his break from former President Donald Trump and laying the groundwork for a possible 2024 White House run. “I’m here because Brian Kemp, frankly, is one of the most successful Republican governors in America,” Pence …

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House ethics panel opens Cawthorn probe over cryptocurrency, ‘improper relationship’ – NBC News

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is investigating whether scandal-plagued GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina may have improperly promoted a cryptocurrency and engaged in a relationship with a congressional aide. The panel announced it had unanimously voted earlier this month to establish a subcommittee to look into whether Cawthorn “improperly …

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Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton – The Associated Press – en Español

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has yet to have his …

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US marshals seek Texas woman accused of killing Dartmouth College graduate – WMUR Manchester

BREAK. U.S. MARSHALS ARE SEARCHING FOR THIS WOMAN — 34-YEAR-OLD KAITLIN MARIE ARMSTRONG, CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF 25-YEAR-OLD ANNA MORIAH WILSON. >> IF SHE KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO BE WANTED FOR THIS SHE PROBABLY HAD A FIVE-DAY HEAD START. MIKE: ACCORDING TO COTUR DOCUMENTS, ARMSTRONG’S BOYFRIEND COLIN STRICKLAND TOLD POLICE HE S WABRIEFLY …

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Family, cycling world remember Anna Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson, elite racer killed in Texas as part of alleged love triangle – NBC News

Journalist Michael Sheehan was in the middle of writing a piece arguing that elite cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson would almost definitely win the 2022 Life Time Grand Prix when he was interrupted by a phone call. Wilson was dead. “Mo Wilson was not a household name in international cycling, but she could have been,” …

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Kellyanne Conway writes of conflict with anti-Trump husband George – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Kellyanne Conway, a close confidant of former President Donald Trump, recounts how her time as a senior White House adviser affected her marriage, according to published reports of her upcoming memoir. Conway felt her husband, George, continually conspired against her and the president: “George would be steps away from me, tucked away in his home office, plotting against …

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‘Ashamed’ Russian diplomat quits over invasion of Ukraine – NBC News

A Russian diplomat at the U.N. office in Geneva has quit over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, blasting the war as a disgrace and a crime against the people of Ukraine and Russia. Boris Bondarev, a counselor in Russia’s mission to the U.N. office in Geneva since 2019, said he had resigned in an email sent to other …

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House Ethics Committee probes Rep. Madison Cawthorn for cryptocurrency promotion, relationship with staffer – CNBC

Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., arrives for the House Republican leadership elections at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The House Ethics Committee is investigating controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn for his possibly improper promotion of a cryptocurrency in which he may have …

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Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan – The Associated Press – en Español

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, declaring the commitment to protect the island is “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of Taiwan’s self-governing in decades. Biden, at a news conference …

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7 years after ‘Laudato Si”: How Catholic universities are amplifying Pope Francis’ call to heal our common home

Seven years ago on June 18, Pope Francis inspired the world with his sweeping encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” The passionate encyclical focuses on the environment and our human relationship to it, and to each other. As the pope writes, “the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most …

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Plano’s Prestonwood Baptist named in SBC abuse report – The Dallas Morning News

North Texas figures prominently in a highly-anticipated report released on Sunday about allegations of sex abuse among Southern Baptist churches. In particular, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The report says that when leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention learned of allegations of sexual abuse, rather than reporting the accusation to authorities or firing those responsible, …

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The only Trappist brewery in the U.S. is closing (and IPAs are to blame)

Monasteries are holy places of quiet and contemplation, but even they can’t escape the tyranny of I.P.A.s. This month, St. Joseph’s Abbey, located an hour west of Boston in the town of Spencer, announced it was closing America’s only Trappist-run brewery. Spencer Brewery has been unprofitable because its complex and dry Belgian-style beers have been …

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Russian Soldier Sentenced to Life in Prison in Ukraine War-Crimes Trial – The Wall Street Journal

KYIV, Ukraine—A Russian soldier was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison on Monday in Ukraine’s first war-crimes trial since the invasion began in February, a verdict that prosecutors hope will provide momentum to bring more cases to court. A three-judge panel in a court in the Ukrainian capital found Vadim Shishimarin, …

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Interview: U.S.-Vatican Ambassador Joe Donnelly on Ukraine, China and his meeting with Pope Francis

When Joseph Donnelly, the new U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, presented his credentials to Pope Francis on April 11, they talked together in private for about half an hour and devoted much of that time to discuss the war in Ukraine. Mr. Donnelly talked about this in an interview with America at Villa Richardson, …

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Russian diplomat to UN Boris Bondarev resigns over Putin’s Ukraine war – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load A diplomat at Russia’s mission to the United Nations in Geneva has resigned over the war in Ukraine, writing that he has never been “so ashamed” of his country, in a rare public rebuke of the war from within the Russian government. In a letter circulated to colleagues in Geneva …

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Joe Biden says US recession ‘is not inevitable’ despite rampant inflation – live – The Guardian US

From 3h ago Joe Biden is warning Americans that the fight against inflation is “going to be a haul”, and that relief for soaring prices of goods, services and especially gasoline is unlikely to be immediate. But the president, speaking in Tokyo earlier today as he launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations, …

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U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse – Reuters

ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were kept as “closely guarded secrets” …

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Man shot and killed on New York subway in latest ‘unprovoked’ attack – The Guardian US

An unidentified man shot and killed a passenger on a subway train in New York in what police officials said appeared to be an unprovoked attack. The incident happened on a Q train travelling over Manhattan Bridge at about 11.40am on Sunday, a time when the subway is often filled with families, tourists and people …

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Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation – The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations Monday aimed at strengthening their economies as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that it is “going to be a haul” before they feel relief. The president said he does not believe an economic recession is inevitable in the …

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In Texas, a Proxy Fight Over Democrats’ Stance on Immigration – The New York Times

The inaction could prove costly this election year: Some organizations that helped win crucial swing states for Democrats in 2018 and 2020 have no plans to knock on doors or call voters this midterm season, because they are so furious at the party’s stance on immigration. Among them is Lucha, an advocacy group in Arizona …

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Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east – Reuters

Toll from strike last week shows Russia can inflict huge losses Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Kyiv ackowledged its worst military losses from a single attack of the Ukraine war …

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‘I fought’: Trevor Reed speaks out on how he survived nearly 3 years in a Russian prison – ABC News

When the war in Ukraine broke out in February, Trevor Reed said he believed it meant he likely would never come home. The American former Marine by that time had been imprisoned in Russia for nearly three years, held hostage after being convicted on trumped up charges. For 985 days, Reed was held in a …

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A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the path to ending the war with Russia would require diplomacy and an international agreement with security guarantees from other countries after any military win. “Victory will be bloody,” he said in a Ukrainian television interview broadcast Saturday, and “the end will certainly be in …

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Military plane carrying 39 tons of baby formula arrives in U.S. – CBS News

Indianapolis — Enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights carrying infant formula from Europe expected this weekend to relieve the deepening shortage in the U.S. The formula, weighing 78,000 pounds, or 39 tons, was being transported by military plane, White House …

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Man shot and killed Sunday morning on New York City subway train – CNN

CNN  —  A 48-year-old man has died after being shot in the chest inside a train on the New York City subway on Sunday morning, the New York City Police Department told CNN. The victim was seated in the last car of a Manhattan-bound “Q” line train, NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said at …

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Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled clergy sex abuse victims – NBC News

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday. These survivors, and other concerned Southern Baptists, repeatedly shared allegations with the SBC’s Executive Committee, “only to …

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Southern Baptist Leaders Mishandled Sex Abuse Crisis, Report Says – The New York Times

National leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention suppressed reports of sexual abuse and resisted proposals for reform over the course of two decades, according to a third-party investigation published by the convention Sunday. The report also said that a former president of the denomination was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2010, an accusation …

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Biden says monkeypox cases something to “be concerned about” – CBS News

Pyeongtaek, South Korea — President Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Mr. Biden added: “It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential.” …

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Texas woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist, US Marshals say – KABC-TV

A manhunt is underway for a Texas woman wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist who authorities say was once romantically linked to the suspect’s boyfriend. Austin police issued a homicide warrant on Tuesday for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, in the killing of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson, according to the U.S. …

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Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south – Reuters

Summary Companies Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas …

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Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south – Reuters.com

Summary Companies Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas …

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Man Shot and Killed on Subway in Manhattan – The New York Times

A man was shot and killed on Sunday morning on a subway train in Lower Manhattan, the police said. The victim, whose name the police have not released, was shot in the chest around 11:40 a.m. while riding a northbound Q train that was pulling into the Canal Street station, according to the Police Department. …

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World Economic Forum Davos: What to know – Fox Business

The world’s top leaders from politics, business, civil society and media will meet in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2022. The event is set to take place from May 22-26, when nearly 2,500 public figures gather to address global issues and find solutions to urgent challenges. This marks the first in-person …

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27 suffer minor injuries after bus rolls on I-95 in Maryland – ABC News

Officials in Maryland say that 27 people have suffered minor injuries after a bus crashed and rolled on I-95 north of Baltimore ByThe Associated Press May 22, 2022, 4:51 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KINGSVILLE, Md. — Twenty seven people suffered minor injuries Sunday after a bus crashed …

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After Cardinal Zen arrest, Pope Francis prays for ‘freedom and tranquility’ for Chinese Catholics

Pope Francis today urged Catholics worldwide to join in prayer for the church in China so that its 12 million Catholics may be able to live “in freedom and tranquility” and “in effective communion with the universal church.” “I am attentively and actively following the often complex life and situations of the faithful and pastors …

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Biden on monkeypox: ‘Everybody’ should be concerned about spread – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load President Biden said Sunday that the United States is looking into what vaccines might be available to protect people against monkeypox, saying that “everybody” should be concerned as cases continue to spread around the world and some countries beef up their treatment stockpiles. “We’re working on it hard to figure …

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Biden says ‘everybody’ should be concerned about spread of monkeypox – The Guardian US

Joe Biden said Sunday that “everybody” should be worried about the spread of monkeypox recently, and his national security adviser assured the public that the US has a “vaccine that is relevant to treating” the virus. During an official visit to South Korea, Biden told reporters, “They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet …

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