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Pope Shocks Chile By Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

Pope Shocks Chile By Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 19
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Former Employee: Michael Douglas Fondled Himself

Former Employee: Michael Douglas Fondled Himself

Jan 19
A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her - an allegation the actor has vigorously denied.

Congress Likely Racing Toward a Government Shutdown

Congress Likely Racing Toward a Government Shutdown

By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram | Jan 19
A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

US Says Africa Important but No Apology for Trump

US Says Africa Important but No Apology for Trump

By Edith M. Lederer | Jan 19
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys "Africa is very important for the United States," but she didn't apologize for President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded, the chair of the African Group said.

Louisiana TV's 'Mr. Wonder' Gets 5 Years for Child Sex Crime

Louisiana TV's 'Mr. Wonder' Gets 5 Years for Child Sex Crime

By Michael Kunzelman | Jan 19
A man once known as "Mr. Wonder" to viewers of his children's television show was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, nearly four decades after he vanished amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip.

'Jersey Shore' Star Expected to Plead to Tax Charges

'Jersey Shore' Star Expected to Plead to Tax Charges

Jan 19
One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes.

Log Cabin Republicans Papering Over Trump Move to Bolster Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom?'

Log Cabin Republicans Papering Over Trump Move to Bolster Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom?'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18
So far, conservative lawmakers and organizations have shown themselves willing to look the other way when Trump attacks minorities -- but putatively pro-LGBTQ equality group Log Cabin Republicans may have set a new bar.

Johnny Weir Comes Under Fire for Gay Olympians Tweet: 'I Never Came Out as White'

Johnny Weir Comes Under Fire for Gay Olympians Tweet: 'I Never Came Out as White'

Jan 18
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is getting some online heat for a tweet he made, and deleted, about being an out athlete while competing at the Winter Games.

Underwear Dance in Dorm Nearly Gets Russian Cadets Expelled

Underwear Dance in Dorm Nearly Gets Russian Cadets Expelled

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Jan 18
An underwear dance video filmed in a college dormitory nearly got some Russian cadet pilots expelled and sparked a discussion among Russia's political elite.

Justin Timberlake Says He's Made Peace with Janet Jackson

Justin Timberlake Says He's Made Peace with Janet Jackson

Jan 18
Justin Timberlake says he has made up with Janet Jackson following the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl in 2004.

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