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Former Cardinal McCarrick Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen in 1974

Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick arrives for a meeting at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi/

Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexual assault, Massachusetts court records show, the first time that the defrocked priest has faced criminal prosecution after multiple claims of sexual abuse.

A lengthy Vatican report released in November 2020 found that McCarrick had risen through the church's ranks despite persistent rumors of sexual misconduct, including a 2000 promotion to the position of archbishop of Washington, D.C, by Pope John Paul II.

Chicago Makes History Electing Lori Lightfoot as First Black Woman Mayor

by Brendan O'Brien, Reuters 04-03-2019

Lori Lightfoot at her election night celebration after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff election in Chicago. April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Lori Lightfoot, a political newcomer, was elected the first black female mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, defeating opponent Toni Preckwinkle by a landslide in a runoff to take over a city struggling with crime and weak finances.

Bar Association Asks Judiciary Committee to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

by Brendan O'Brien, Reuters 09-28-2018

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The American Bar Association has called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh so that the FBI can investigate the sexual assault accusations against him, the Washington Post reported