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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, shows President Russell M. Nelson speaking at a news conference, in Salt Lake City. The president of the Mormon church is asking people to refrain from using "Mormon" or "LDS" as a substitute for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Mormon president: Don't use 'Mormon' or 'LDS' as church nameThe religion has the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and its official website is mormonnewsroom.org
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018. Garcetti, who already has visited the important presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire, told The Associated Press he'll likely make a decision on his candidacy by March 2019. In a wide-ranging interview, the mayor touched on issues from the city's homelessness crisis to immigration.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
AP Interview: Los Angeles mayor: Trump doing 'racist things'AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises
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FILE-In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 photo, an electronic voting machine is shown during voting in the Georgia Primary, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia's top elections official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, now the Republican nominee for governor, is looking at new voting machines to replace the state's aging electronic touchscreens by 2020. Meanwhile, he's defending the current system as "accurate and secure" enough for elections this fall. (AP Photo Mike Stewart)
Georgia's Kemp wants verifiable voting, but not right awayGeorgia's top election official looks to replace aging voting machines, but not in time for November's midterm elections
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2016 file photo shows the inside of the charred warehouse called the Ghost Ship in Oakland, Calif. A Northern California district attorney has reversed course and says she will no longer consider plea deals to resolve the only criminal case filed in connection to a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people, according to a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The two men charged in the case Derick Almena and Max Harris are scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Aug. 17. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire caseA Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert
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Erie Catholic Bishop Lawrence T. Persico concludes a news conference at the St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. In responding to the state Attorney General's grand jury report on sex abuses in the Catholic Diocese of Erie and five other Pennsylvanian Roman Catholic dioceses, Persico apologized to the victims and detailed steps the diocese is taking to keep abuse from occurring again. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
Pennsylvania bishops mostly silent on prosecutor's challengeThe leadership of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church is under pressure to support a change in state law to give those victims a temporary opportunity to file lawsuits on decades-old abuse claims
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Rene Halligan poses for a portrait with her dog, Ruby, 4, in Trumansburg, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Halligan and Ruby were separated during a flash flood in Lodi, N.Y., Tuesday, where Halligan was swept into Seneca Lake. They were reunited Thursday after being separated for two days. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)
Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drownA woman swept into a lake by a flash flood says she called 911 and her family to say she didn't think she'd survive
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CORRECTS THE CREATION DATE TO APRIL 17, 2015, NOT OCT. 20, 2010 - FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis growsThe U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and adult seminarians
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In this undated photo provided by the Ragucci family, Carmela and Nicola Ragucci pose with their daughter, Mary. Eight of the couple's sons served in the military during and after World War II. (Courtesy of the Ragucci family via AP)
2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buriedThe remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed
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CORRECTS THE CREATION DATE TO APRIL 17, 2015, NOT OCT. 20, 2010 - FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandalsCardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church he has served with distinction since 1966
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat in an effort to help them recover. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West CoastWith the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement.   Federal officials are investigating Ohio State University's response to allegations against Strauss, accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will examine whether Ohio State has responded "promptly and equitably" to students' complaints, including claims that school officials knew about misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss but didn't stop him, the school said Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. That office oversees enforcement of a federal law that bars sex discrimination in education.(Ohio State University via AP, File)
Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by docFederal officials will investigate Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s
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Victims of clergy sexual abuse and their family members react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse reportA landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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