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Ex-Catholic bishop of Phoenix accused of sex abuse of boy
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PHOENIX (AP) — A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago….

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Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago….

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FDA wants opioid pulled off market
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The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to “the public health consequences of abuse.”

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Kathy Griffin: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life' after photo scandal
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Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and “death threats” she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.

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In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success….

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Claim: Joe Paterno was told of child abuse in 1976
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Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno may have been told that his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing a child as early as 1976, according to a claim by an insurance company.

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Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five….

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Texas children tied outside had hundreds of scars, injuries
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DALLAS (AP) — Two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years, of abuse, a sheriff's official said Friday….

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Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past….

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