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1st Transgender Candidate for Governor Focused on the Issues

Archbishop Defends Himself Ahead of Child Sex Abuse Report

By Wilson Ring |
Six months ago, Christine Hallquist was leading one of Vermont's rural electric cooperatives, her transgender status causing nary a ripple as she took part in policy debates a...

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The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

By Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 16
Google clarified how it tracks users even if they've disabled a "location history" setting, revising a help page that erroneously said turning off that setting would stop the tracking.

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

By David Crary | Aug 16
Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal.

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

Aug 16
A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin.

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

Aug 16
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday.

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Aug 16
Austria has made headlines this week for the oddball - and stereotyped - reasons some of its officials have given for rejecting gay asylum seekers.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit.

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Aug 16
Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service.

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Aug 16
Indonesia's president urged his country to embrace its founding spirit of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year.

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