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Pope's popularity is plummeting in the U.S. after sexual abuse scandals

Pope Francis, speaks during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
Pope Francis's once-overwhelming popularity in the U.S. has taken a major hit since a new report on sexual abuse was released in August, according to two new polls.
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Former 'Sesame Street' writer says he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple

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The sexual orientation of two puppets has long been the subject of curiosity. And now a longtime "Sesame Street" writer has added more reason for speculation. Mark Saltzman, who wrote ...
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Trump says Kavanaugh 'doesn't deserve' what is happening after sexual assault allegations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he feels "terribly" for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee who could face off in a high-stakes hearing next week with ...
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Senate passes massive defense, health spending bill, punts border wall fight

The U.S. Capitol in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Aaron P. Bernstein.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 7, aiming to avert a government stutdown and put off a ...
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Netflix sets record with 23 Emmys, tying HBO for TV awards

The Netflix Inc. app is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPad mini tablet computer. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Netflix won the most Emmy awards of any TV network Monday night, capping a sudden and dramatic rise to the top of the entertainment industry for a company that got ...
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Grassley says Monday's hearing will be limited to two witnesses: Kavanaugh and accuser

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday that next week's hearing regarding accusations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be limited to two witnesses: ...
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American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years

Photo of Denise Mueller-Korenek (www.facebook.com/FireCycle)
A 45-year-old American woman shattered a two-decade-old cycling speed record Sunday, pedaling 183.9 mph across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in the slipstream of a specially designed racecar. The record for ...
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China retaliates with tariffs on $60 billion in US imports after Trump's latest move in trade war

A container ship sails towards Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai on July 10, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Qilai Shen.
BEIJING - Beijing will immediately retaliate against President Donald Trump's new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, setting the stage for a protracted dispute that could raise prices of ...
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Victims of abuse by Pennsylvania priests file class-action lawsuit

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has become the face of a ballooning crisis in the Catholic Church. Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Pennsylvania Catholics are suing all eight dioceses in the state, claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up ongoing sexual abuse by priests. A massive grand jury report released last ...
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Anderson Cooper accuses Donald Trump Jr. of 'tweeting lies' with old hurricane photo

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Anderson Cooper spent the last 10 minutes of his show on Monday night responding to a critic: the president's son. On Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out a photo of ...
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