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Dog helps Oregon man to be exonerated from 50 year prison sentence for child sex abuse

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had his conviction overturned and received an apology from the state – after a dog was found safe and well. Josh Horner from Redmond, Oregon, got an apology on behalf of the state from John Hummel, the Deschutes County district attorney whose office was responsible ...

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Censorship or battle against hate & abuse? Infowars Twitter ban fuels free speech debate

Twitter’s move to ban controversial political commentator Alex Jones from the platform has been cheered by critics but called ‘unconstitutional’ by supporters, and reignited a fierce debate about freedom of speech and censorship. Amid a visible rejoice across Twitter that the company has finally found an excuse to follow the suit of other tech giants and ban the notorious ‘conspiracy ...

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Swiss bishops must report sex abuse regardless of victims wishes, say church chiefs

Bishops in Switzerland are being ordered to report suspicions of sexual abuse as the country’s highest co-ordinating body of the Roman Catholic Church aims to eradicate crimes that have plagued the religion for decades. The Swiss Bishops Conference, the first of its kind in the world, has pledged to help hunt down perpetrators of abuse in the church by making ...

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Pennsylvania AG says Vatican helped conceal abuse of over 1,000 children

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has revealed the Vatican was well aware of the massive cover-up of dozens of sex crimes against children in the state’s dioceses, since the bishops shared their secret archives with Rome. In another spin on the widening Pennsylvania church scandal, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro told the CBS show This Morning that while keeping the public ...

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Pope Francis ‘won’t say a word’ about sex abuse cover-up allegations

The Pope has refused to comment on claims by a former Vatican Ambassador to the US who accused the pontiff of covering up sexual misconduct, and has urged everyone to study the allegations carefully and make up their own mind. “I won’t say a word about it,” the leader of the Catholic Church told journalists on a plane from Ireland ...

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Pope Francis promises zero tolerance for pedophile priests after Pennsylvania abuse revelations

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance,” decades of sexual abuse by priests, and regrets that some can not stand trial as the Catholic Church faces backlash and falling donations over 300 “predator priests.” “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by ...

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Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor’s office, confesses to years of abuse

A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor’s waiting room. Keith Garrad, 63, decided that a routine trip to his local medical center in Highland County was an appropriate time to open his ...

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Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 ‘predator priests,’ 1000s of victims possible – Penn. grand jury

Authorities in Pennsylvania have released a redacted version of a grand jury report accusing over 300 ‘predator priests’ of sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church of covering it up for decades. The 900-plus-page report was made public on Tuesday by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose predecessor empaneled the grand jury in 2016 to look into allegations of child molestation ...

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Blogger challenges DisinfoLab NGO over Twitter users data abuse in ‘French Russophiles’ study

The NGO behind the infamous ‘Russophiles’ study has denied their research featured French users’ private data. The blogger who posted the data, however, insists they wiped the files that originally included sensitive information. France’s Twittersphere has been on fire since previously unknown EU DisinfoLab, a Brussels-based organization that says its mission is to “fight disinformation with innovative methodology” and receives ...

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Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets. Arguing that authorities have overlooked the issue of a “supply and demand equation” of prescription opioids in the veterinary sector, the Center ...

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