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Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex ChargesIn an extraordinary and unprecedented move, the Vatican has placed a former archbishop under house arrest after he was accused of paying for sex with children while serving as the papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder SaysThe U.S. is seeing "historic" progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — "the first decrease we've seen in many ‎decades."

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June KidnappingsEnding a months-long search, the Israeli military says it has killed two Palestinian men with ties to Hamas who it believes were responsible for kidnapping and killing three Israeli teenagers early this summer.

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey SaysNearly three-quarters of Americans believe religious influence on life in the U.S. is waning and nearly half think that churches and other houses of worship should play a greater role in the national discourse on social and political matters, according to a new Pew study.

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon SaysThe United States and its allies expanded their assault against the Islamic State on Monday, striking targets inside Syria for the first time, the Pentagon said.

Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For DemocracyThousands of students in Hong Kong flooded a university campus in stifling heat today, starting a weeklong boycott of classes to protest Beijing's stance on electoral reform in the territory.

Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In CarThe man who jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies’ Protest An American Issue

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies’ Protest An American IssueLast Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.

Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun ShowsOn Friday, the staff of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission recommended that commissioners vote to withdraw the plan.

Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian CompanyThe iconic American Pabst Blue Ribbon brand will soon be owned by a Russian company under a deal to sell the Los Angeles-based brewer for an undisclosed sum.