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Clergy abuse survivors propose new ‘zero tolerance’ law following outcry over Vatican appointment

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ROME (AP) — Clergy sexual abuse survivors have unveiled a proposed new church law calling for the permanent removal of abusive priests and superiors who covered for them. The global advocacy group End Clergy Abuse is seeking to draw attention to the ongoing scandal in the Catholic Church and the failure

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UN authorizes a second malaria vaccine. Experts warn it’s not enough to stop the disease spreading

By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has authorized a second malaria vaccine in a decision that could offer countries a cheaper and a more readily available option than the world’s first shot against the parasitic disease. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday the U.N. health agency is

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Olympic Stadium in Athens closed for urgent repairs after iconic roof found riddled with rust

By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Government officials say a new inspection has been ordered at the stadium that hosted the 2004 Athens Olympics after rust was found along the iconic arched roof. The site was forced to close. The 70,000-seat Olympic Stadium and nearby Olympic Velodrome are covered by white-ribbed steel

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Southern Republicans look to nationalize 2023 governors’ races by invoking Biden

By BRUCE SCHREINER and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s name isn’t on the ballot in 2023. But you wouldn’t know it from campaigns Republican candidates for governor are running in Kentucky and Mississippi. The Republican nominees are Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and first-term Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves.

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Spain’s women’s team players Putellas, Rodríguez and Paredes appear before a judge in Rubiales probe

MADRID (AP) — Two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas and two of her teammates on Spain’s women’s national team have appeared before a judge as witnesses in the investigation of former soccer federation president Luis Rubiales for kissing a player on the lips. Putellas, Irene Paredes and Misa Rodríguez all answered questions from the judge

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US expands probe into Ford engine failures to include two motors and nearly 709,000 vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety investigators have expanded a probe into Ford Motor Co. engine failures to include nearly 709,000 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also says in documents posted Monday that it upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis, a step closer to a recall. The investigation now covers Ford’s F-150

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