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Wednesday August 23rd, 2023 night edition

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The Archdiocese of San Francisco has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it faces more than 500 lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse.

Parishes, schools, cemeteries and related organizations and ministries are not included in the filing, according to the release.

“We seriously doubt that the Archdiocese of San Francisco does not have the assets to settle these lawsuits,” the Survivors Network of Abuse by Priests said in a statement.

“We find it disturbing that Archbishop Cordileone claimed this is the ‘best way’ for victims’ lawsuits to be resolved.”.

The San Francisco filing comes after the Catholic Diocese of Oakland similarly filed for bankruptcy protection in May after it received more than 330 claims of sexual abuse.

Pope Francis said the church has “zero tolerance” for abuse, in an interview last year with CNN’s partner channel CNN Portugal.

The San Francisco Archdiocese serves more than 440,000 Catholics across the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin, according to its website. »

Ukraine says it will pay people who report corruption and bribery 10% of the cash that gets recovered

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The European Union has long emphasized that tackling corruption is a key condition to Ukraine being able to join.

The NACP, whose latest initiative was developed with EU support, is one of three bodies devoted to rooting out corruption in the country. »

With lawsuit dismissed, student loan debt forgiveness begins for 800,000 borrowers

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With lawsuit dismissed, student loan debt forgiveness begins for 800,000 borrowers.

Show Caption Hide Caption SCOTUS student debt relief decision blocks Biden's forgiveness program The Supreme Court blocked a key route for having all or some of America's $1 trillion in student loan debt erased.

$39 billion in debt could be erased: New round of student loan debt forgiveness will erase balances for over 800,000 people. »

Donald Trump 'Can't Be Trusted to Show Up' for Georgia Arrest–Lawyer

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Trump said in a Truth Social post that he will surrender on Thursday, while attacking the Georgia investigation as a "witch hunt.".

A judge has set a $200,000 bond for Trump in the Georgia election interference case.

ET: This article has been amended to say that Donald Trump and the defendants have until August 25 to surrender, not August 23. »

Evangelical tells fellow Christians to ‘wake up’ and see Trump for hoax he is

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He reasoned that perhaps their belief that Mr Trump represents that figure is why they refuse to think critically about the former president.

Donald Trump holds a Bible outside a church in Washington DC in 2020 (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.

Australian Cardinal George Pell said Mr Trump was "a barbarian, but in some important ways, he is 'our' barbarian," while promoting a new book. »