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Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal
2:36pm, 17th February, 2019

Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who helped play a role in Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has been released from federal prison after serving about 14 months for exchanging sexually explicit text...
Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting
1:53pm, 17th February, 2019

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too...
Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85
5:07pm, 16th February, 2019

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the "Camelot" White House, married a prince and counted Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Rudolf Nureyev as friends in a star-studded life, has died at the age...
U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
4:51pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the...
U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
4:08pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.
Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object
2:43pm, 15th February, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.