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U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws
The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases.

New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government
A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday.

Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'
A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman.

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.

White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge
A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe to invest in fund
A former head of New York City's correction officers' union was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting a bribe to steer union money to now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners for investing.

Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests
Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

BNSF adds to restrictions on older oil-tank cars ahead of phase-out: sources

Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs