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FILE - In this March 29, 2011, file photo, Barbara Blaine, President of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), displays childhood photographs of adults who say they were sexually abused, during a news conference in Philadelphia. Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday, Dept. 24, 2017, following a recent cardiac event. She was 61. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 25, 2017 - 1:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. She was 61. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a recent cardiac event. In a statement, SNAP managing director...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch out their arms out to collect chocolates and milk distributed by Bangladeshi men at Taiy Khali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Children make up about 60 percent of the sea of humanity that has poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. And the U.N.’s child rights agency UNICEF has so far counted about 1,400 children who have crossed the border without their parents. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
September 25, 2017 - 12:42 am
Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, including many children, waited on line to collect food aid near the Kutupalong refugee camp. Over the last month, an estimated 430,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as their homes and villages were set on fire by mobs of...
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A woman prays during an outdoor Mass service, held outside Saint James Apostle Parish, because the church building suffered some damage during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As the search continued Sunday for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings, specialists have fanned out to inspect buildings and determine which are unsafe after Tuesday's powerful earthquake. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 25, 2017 - 12:19 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98 percent of the...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Hector Rodarte, right, helps salvage personal items from a neighbor's home, destroyed in a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico. Rodarte lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn’t stopped him from toiling in a brigade of civilian volunteers clearing the rubble of quake-collapsed buildings in his home town. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
September 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
JOJUTLA, Mexico (AP) — Hector Rodarte Cedillo, a 27-year-old window washer and candy salesman, lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn't stopped him from toiling long hours in a brigade of civilian volunteers searching for survivors, aiding the injured...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests. Committee members told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests. Committee members told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is...
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Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 25, 2017 - 12:04 am
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder...
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September 25, 2017 - 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pilar is moving northward in the Pacific just off Mexico's western shore, raking coastal areas with rain and high winds after passing close to the resort city of Puerto Vallarta. Pilar had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) Sunday night and its center was...
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September 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
The Latest: Merkel's bloc comes 1st in German election 5 things to know about Germany's surging nationalist party Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools In quake-torn Mexican...
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September 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
The Latest: Trump administration announces new travel ban Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the...
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