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Manson prosecutor: Keep them all locked up forever

Manson prosecutor: Keep them all locked up forever

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Kay was a fresh-faced prosecutor just 27 years old and three years out of law school when circumstances handed him the Charles Manson “family” murder case. Over the next half-century, it would come to define his career and lead to death threats that to this day he worries a Manson…

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Ex-Cardinal Letters Show Signs of Grooming Victims for Abuse

Ex-Cardinal Letters Show Signs of Grooming Victims for Abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.” But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is a window into…

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Hate Ruled Out, But Motive Still a Mystery in Dayton Attack

Hate Ruled Out, But Motive Still a Mystery in Dayton Attack

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — As authorities in Ohio try to pin down a motive for the weekend’s second U.S. mass shooting and dig into the slain shooter’s life, what they find might also help answer another big question looming over the tragedy: What, if anything, could have stopped it? Police say the gunman was wearing a…

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UN: Monthly Afghan Casualties Highest Since 2017

UN: Monthly Afghan Casualties Highest Since 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a single month since 2017, the U.N. mission said Saturday. Its preliminary findings indicate more than 1,500 civilians were killed or wounded, mainly due to a spike in casualties from insurgent attacks. It did not provide a breakdown of deaths…

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The Latest: Trump gleeful as Sweden frees rapper for 2 weeks

The Latest: Trump gleeful as Sweden frees rapper for 2 weeks

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial in Sweden for American rapper A$AP Rocky (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is cheering a Swedish court’s ruling that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects can be freed from detention until Aug. 14, when the verdict on their assault case…

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