Pope Francis declared in a new interview that homosexuality is not a crime and that laws against it are "unjust." The 86-year-old leader of the Catholic Church said homosexual acts are a sin, but emphasized that it's also a sin to lack charity with one another.
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For nearly 18 years, Jinger Duggar Vuolo appeared on TLC’s hit reality shows "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On." She wrote a new book titled "Becoming Free Indeed."
Esther "Essie" Nakajjigo's husband and parents initially filed a $270 million claim against the National Park Service in 2021 over her death
- Idaho Statesman
A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don’t serve Black people.”.
- The Bergen Record
Veteran Detective Joseph Seals, from North Arlington, was killed in the shooting in Jersey City that left five others dead.
- Business Insider
Ben Crump says the only known white Memphis police officer relieved of duty in Tyre Nichols' death pulled him from car and hit him with a Taser — yet had his identity protected
Memphis police put Preston Hemphill, the only known white cop involved in Tyre Nichols' death, on leave. Five Black officers were charged.
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'Anti-religious bigotry': Nebraska Dem's amdt. would ban kids from vacation Bible schools, church youth groups
A Nebraska Democrat was accused of "anti-religious bigotry" after introducing an amendment to ban children from church youth groups in response to GOP attempts to ban minors from drag shows.
I can relate to Jinger Duggar's religious trauma. I grew up in a white, mostly male evangelical church.
The author grew up in an evangelical church dominated by white men and has had to reevaluate what she was taught as a child now that she's a mother.
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Wife of doctor accused of driving his Tesla off a cliff with his family inside shouted to rescuers 'he intentionally drove the car over' edge, DA alleges
The San Mateo County district attorney told reporters it was a "miracle" the family of four survived the 250-foot plunge in Northern California.
- Charlotte Observer
Hundreds of angry comments flowed in after Charlotte’s Breeana McClain addressed her role in the death of an N.C. teenager.
The conservative commentator was triggered by the smallest thing.
- Associated Press
Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” as he arrived in Congo to a raucous welcome by Congolese grateful he was focusing the world’s attention on their forgotten plight. Tens of thousands of people lined the main road into the capital, Kinshasa, to welcome Francis after he landed at the airport, some standing three or four deep, with children in school uniforms taking the front row.
- KABC – Los Angeles
The Tesla driver allegedly involved in a series of road-rage attacks in Southern California has been arrested, authorities said Monday.
- The Des Moines Register
Delhi, Iowa, is rallying around the Amish families there after a tragic van accident on an icy highway killed three young children and a young father.
- WGN - Chicago
Police say the man shot a 51-year-old man in the chest during a confrontation after he and a woman pushed their way inside his Northwest Side apartment on Monday morning. The man who was shot was also critically injured.
- The Hill
"This is something that doesn't happen in Lakeland," Police Chief Sam Taylor said. "I have never worked an event where this many people have been shot at one time."
A former Google executive has sued the tech giant over claims that he was fired after allegedly being groped by a high-ranking female colleague at a company dinner. Ryan Olohan, a 48-year-old married father of seven from New Jersey, accused Google of firing him after he refused top executive Tiffany Miller’s alleged advances at a New York City restaurant in December 2019. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, has named both Google and Miller as defendants, accusing them of discrimination, retaliation and fostering a hostile work environment.
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A Philadelphia 17-year-old opened a car door and pointed a gun at two people inside but was fired upon by one of the occupants who had a gun and was a licensed carry holder, police say.
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative report on notorious markets for counterfeit and pirated goods found that China continued to lead the world in goods seized by CBP.
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Madison Brooks' family 'blown away' by claims LSU student 'would not have complained' about alleged rape
The attorney for the grieving mother of LSU student Madison Brooks has said he's "blown away" by claims made by one of the suspect’s lawyers that she "would not have complained at all."
The Northeastern University community is mourning the loss of Jaahnavi Kandula, a graduate student who was struck and killed by a Seattle Police Department SUV while walking in a crosswalk at an intersection in Seattle, Washington.