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US cardinal accused of concealing abuse pulls out of Dublin event

Donald Wuerl was to speak at World Meeting of Families, which pope is attending A US cardinal has pulled out of a keynote speech at the World Meeting of Families, a global event being hosted by the Roman Catholic church in Dublin, after he was criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse in a damning report. Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, concealed abuse and moved known child molesters to new posts when he was bishop of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, according to the grand jury…

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‘Guilty, your honor’: Michael Flynn, who led the ‘lock her up’ chants, enters his plea

In a dark suit and striped tie, Flynn stood before a federal judge and pleaded guilty and for Hillary Clinton, the sense of schadenfreude may be irresistible When the crowd chanted Lock her up! about Hillary Clinton, Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Flynn was once Trumps favourite general, who warmed up the Republican candidates rallies with fiery speeches and bolstered his unlikely credentials as a potential commander-in-chief of the worlds most powerful military. He was rewarded with the job of national security adviser at…

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How the presidents American Tech Council should tackle reforming government tech

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) They will discuss five major topics: how Washington can better procure technology; adaptation of private technology to government problems; tech workforce improvement; an exchange program to bring more engineers into the government; and finally, H1B visas. Having served as a senior officer in the federal government (in both the Bush and Obama Administrations), and after working privately as a venture capital investor, try to act as a Silicon Valley-to-DC translator and bureaucracy hacker. As I see it, the two most challenging initiatives are: 1) deploying…

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US voices ‘strongest possible’ concern over violence during Erdoan’s visit

State department communicating concern to Turkish government after brawl between Turkish security personnel and protesters injured 11 The United States has said it was voicing its strongest possible concern to Turkey over scuffles erupted between his security detail and demonstrators. The next time they could kill us easily. Im scared now too, because I dont know how it will affect my life here in the United States, said Tankan, who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/17/turkey-erdogan-protest-dc-violence-us-concern

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Arrests at violent Berkeley Trump protests while tax marches stay calm

On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of cancel an event, and a March declared: We won the battle of Berkeley! By 4pm local time, the various factions had mostly dispersed, leaving streets by and large calm and the park quiet. They picked…

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