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Australian Anglican set to be defrocked over abuse inactionAn assistant bishop is set to become the most senior Anglican in Australia to be defrocked after a church committee found he took no action when he was told a priest had sexually abused a child
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Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear speaks to the denomination's executive committee Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Just days after a newspaper investigation revealed hundreds of sexual abuse cases by Southern Baptist ministers and lay leaders over the past two decades, Greear spoke about plans to address the problem. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possibleMore than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders say the possibility is on the table
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US tradeAsian shares mixed ahead of China-U.S. trade talks in Washington
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Judge to rule Tuesday in Chicago Obama Library lawsuitA federal judge is to rule on a request from the city of Chicago to toss a lawsuit that aims to halt President Barack Obama's museum and library from being built in a public park
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Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, speaks with other senators to work out a parliamentary question during debate in the state Senate chamber to amend an amended version of Senate Bill 451 passed by the House of Delegates at the West Virginia state Capitol in Charleston, W.V., Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walking out againStrike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement.
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, a person walks past a branch of HSBC near Liverpool Street Station in London.  Europe’s biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
HSBC reports net profit at $12.6B in 2018Europe's biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion
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Sergio Cardenas, whose father Gustavo is being held in a Venezuelan jail along with five other Citgo executives since November 2017, holds a necklace emblazoned with a logo "Free the Citgo 6," as he poses for a photo outside his home in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Sergio, who suffers from a rare metabolic disease called mucolipidosis that stunted his physical growth, visited his father for two hours at a Caracas jail, after he was taken there by his mother who fears their son could die before his father’s release. (AP Photo/John L Mone)
Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoilSix executives from the Houston-based Citgo oil company, five of them Americans, have spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges
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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear dealThe foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran
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Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with IsraelPlanting olive trees, young American rabbinical students reach out to Palestinians on their year abroad in Israel
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Lisa Britt pauses before answering a question by executive director of the Board of Elections Kim Strach during the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
N. Carolina elections board weighs re-doing marred electionNorth Carolina elections officials say the country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, blank ballots that consultants could complete and disappearing documents
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talksChina's economy czar will go to Washington for talks this week aimed at ending tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions
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