After allegations of sexual abuse, Afghanistan women’s soccer team fights for justice

Detailed allegations surfaced months ago that officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) were sexually assaulting members of the women’s football team. Now the players, many of whom were victims, are holding the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the International Federation of Association Football — better known as FIFA, the sport’s highest governing body —  accountable for […]

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Top Democrat says Trump lawyers provided false information to ethics officials

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) made the stunning allegation Friday that President Donald Trump’s lawyers gave “false statements” to government ethics officials regarding hush-money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, lodged the charge in separate letters to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and to the Trump Organization. “It […]

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Vatican defrocks ex-US archbishop for sex abuse, in a first for the Catholic Church

In an unprecedented decision this week, Pope Francis defrocked former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, D.C Theodore McCarrick, after decades of sex abuse allegations involving minors and adults. The Vatican’s decision, which was announced on Saturday, is believed to be the first time a cardinal or bishop from the United States has been expelled from the […]

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Texas secretary of state apologizes for debunked claim of 95,000 ‘illegal voters’

A new conspiracy theory emerged in the conservative echo chamber last month. Republicans have made many baseless claims about voter fraud in recent years, even though instances of a person impersonating another voter to cast a fraudulent ballot are less common than shark attacks. But this latest attempt wasn’t from some random corner of the […]

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Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone directly colluded with Russian operatives behind DNC email hack

Late Friday afternoon, a flurry of activity by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office pulled back the curtain on their case against Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who last month was arrested in his Florida home and charged with lying to federal prosecutors, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice. In documents submitted to the U.S. district […]

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