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Kimberly Adams
February 16, 2019 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former American cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been deprived of his status after he was found guilty of sex abuse by the Vatican. "It's the first time in modern history that that's happened to a cardinal," said Massimo Faggioli, a professor in Villanova’s Theology...
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Felipe Dana/AP Photo
February 16, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The sound of mortar shelling and fighter jets whizzing by filled the air. At the base in this small village, fighters from the U.S.- backed Syrian Democratic Forces coordinate with their comrades about two kilometers (1.2 miles) away who are closing in on Islamic State...
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Xinhua/Sipa USA/USA TODAY NETWORK
February 16, 2019 - 7:44 pm
By Jamie Gangel, Michelle Kosinski and Jeremy Diamond (CNN) - - State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. President Donald Trump had previously announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the...
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Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Andrew Medichini/AP
February 16, 2019 - 9:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement...
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Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton explains why he thinks regulators in the U.S. might relax federal restrictions.
CNN
February 15, 2019 - 1:43 pm
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business (CNN) -- Canopy Growth's cannabis business is booming thanks to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada last fall. Revenue for its fiscal third quarter surged 282% compared to a year earlier, the company reported Thursday. Chairman and co-CEO Bruce...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo
February 15, 2019 - 11:08 am
By Joshua Goodman and Ian Phillips, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A month into Venezuela's high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an Associated Press interview that his government has held secret talks with the Trump administration. He also predicted he...
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German minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen, right, looks to United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan at a press conference during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
dpa via AP/Tobias Hase
February 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The top Pentagon official said Friday he foresees a "bigger and stronger" American-led international coalition combatting the Islamic State group globally as the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Pat Shanahan, on his first trip...
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Prince Philip
Alastair Grant/AP Photo, Pool, File
February 14, 2019 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was driving a Land...
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Refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, left, signs a ball for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP
February 13, 2019 - 10:40 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell,...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, gestures to journalists as he leaves a hotel to attend a new round of high-level trade talks with Chinese officials in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Andy Wong/AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 9:58 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions by raising tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China. Businesspeople and economists say the two days of talks...
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