The pope can order religious investigations that can allow the Vatican to swiftly take action.
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Early Christians were urged to 'supervise' one another. In the present times, that theology is often used by the Vatican for a religious investigation a known as the apostolic visitation.
As the U.K. leaves the European Union, what awaits Prime Minister Boris Johnson?
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People who support Brexit want different results from the UK's departure from the EU – and they can't all get what they want.
Speciality drug prices are so high priced that many patients skip or ration them.
High prescription drug costs are a widespread concern for consumers and policymakers. For patients who need specialty drugs, though, the problem is even worse, with no relief in sight.
Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, at a news conference on Nov. 5, 2018, in Cheektowaga, New York.
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Seven US bishops have been removed for covering up clergy sexual abuse since 2015 after decades of no accountability. An expert explains how Catholic movements and whistleblowers forced this change.
Flag of Kurdistan on military uniform.
Despite many attempts, the Kurds have never won and kept their own nation -- though, after World War I, they came close.
People line up to vote in the 2008 election in Arlington, Virginia.
Voters are primarily partisans, and they respond to party signals -- even when they claim otherwise.
Hitler y Mussolini en Munich, Alemania, el 18 de junio de 1940.
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En los años 20 y principios de los 30, sectores de la prensa estadounidense normalizaron el ascenso del fascismo.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
The Pennsylvania grand jury report may have played a role in helping survivors come to grips with their past.
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Last year, Pennsylvania’s grand jury report uncovered sexual abuse allegations by over 300 priests. A scholar explains how the report may have helped survivors come to terms with a painful past.
The U.K.‘s Tony Blair, left, campaigned on 'modernizing’ the welfare system. Bill Clinton, right, campaigned on reducing welfare in the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
Physician burnout can have an impact on both the doctors and their patients.
Doctor depression, burnout and suicide have been rising for some time, and overwork was considered the norm. A health care lawyer explains why the legal and regulatory systems must intervene.
Entering a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Florida.
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Children can be especially vulnerable to being wrongly subjected to immigration enforcement actions.
Dr. Paul Davis shows President Trump a surprise $17,000 medical bill his daughter received, while Trump spoke to reporters about surprise medical bills at the White House on May 9, 2019.
President Trump has been backing transparency in hospital pricing so that consumers can compare prices. But will that help when the real deals are done in secret?
Ten of the 2020 Democratic candidates.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
U.S. President Donald Trump.
Those who want President Trump out of office should forget about the 25th Amendment; it won’t work as they hope or believe. The amendment is a complex law that – by design – is very hard to use.
A waxwork of Captain America on display at Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Thailand.
Doping is condemned in sports. But what about in the military? Should soldiers be allowed or even encouraged to take drugs that make them superior fighters and more likely to complete a mission?
Chen Yabian, 74, of Hainan Province, southern China, testifies during the International Symposium on Chinese ‘Comfort Women’ in 2000 in Shanghai that she was 14 when Japanese Imperial Army soldiers forced her to work as a sex slave during the war.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.
Citizenship may be included in the next census questionnaire.
For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on this idea.