Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sits in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 8, 2015. A long-awaited report on sexual abuse faulted his handling of four cases.
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A German report accused retired Pope Benedict XVI of mishandling several cases of sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are a few of our related articles on the Catholic Church’s crisis.
People pray for the victims of child sex abuse during a special service at a Catholic church outside Paris on Oct. 5, 2021. A new French report estimates that more than 200,000 children were abused by clergy since 1950.
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A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.
For four decades, the Chinese government has restricted family size.
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China limited families to one child from 1980 to 2015 to curb population growth. The policy paid off economically for the country, but it left couples whose only child died grieving and impoverished.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at an American Rescue Plan virtual briefing on March 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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States claim the stimulus law assaults state sovereignty by barring local governments from using aid money to cut taxes. But the Supreme Court has consistently approved conditions on federal spending.
AI medical systems promise superhuman capabilities, but they are only as fair as the data they’re trained on.
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Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
A Donald Trump supporter wears a gas mask and holds a bust of him after he and hundreds of others stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Given the current, often erroneous, use of the term ‘fascist’ to describe political movements and leaders, it’s important to determine what fascism is and is not.
La crinolina de la era victoriana se utilizó para crear una barrera entre los géneros.
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Puede que la moda y la ropa no sea lo primero que viene a tu mente cuando piensas en mantener distancia, pero ha resultado ser útil durante epidemias y situaciones pasadas.
The Say Their Names Cemetery commemorating the lives of black victims of police violence.
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The #SayTheirNames campaign recalls the long struggle by Black Americans to assert their humanity in death, with roots in the fight for slave burials.
Parents can sing their way through the day.
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From livening up household chores to connecting kids with relatives who are far away, music can a play a vital role.
Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York.
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From burial sites targeted by grave robbers to disposing of ashes at sea, the job of disposing of the unclaimed dead has a rich history. Sadly, it still goes on today and is on the rise.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks National Health Service workers for saving his life.
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In the UK, nobody collects patients’ insurance information or credit card details. There’s simply no charge for services, including doctor visits, ambulances and hospitalizations.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible.
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In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
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.