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Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an act of protest against the Polish Catholic Church for failing in resolving the problem of clergy sex abuse. The protest comes as Pope Francis has gathered church leaders from around the world at the Vatican to grapple with the church's sex abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza)
Man charged for toppling statue of Polish priest over abusePolish prosecutors say they have charged the first of three men who pulled down the statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest this week amid allegations the priest sexually abused minors
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FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, that federal prosecutors violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)
White House looking into Acosta role in sex abuse plea dealThe White House says it's "looking into" Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls
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Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi commentIsrael's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."
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Senegal's president Macky Sall seeks 2nd termSenegalese President Macky Sall is seeking a second term in office and hopes to win re-election Sunday in the first round
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police report" and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodesThe producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season
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Buzzer-beater rallies No. 8 Maryland past Minnesota 71-69Kaila Charles made a buzzer-beating layup to cap a furious comeback by No. 8 Maryland, which never led until that final basket sealed a 71-69 victory over Minnesota
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This photo provided by  USAA , shows Carl Liebert.  AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, went outside the auto industry to find its new chief executive, appointing a top leader from the USAA financial services company. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., chain announced Friday, Feb. 22, 2019,  that Liebert will take over for the retiring Mike Jackson on March 11. ( USAA via AP)
AutoNation names USAA executive as new CEOAutoNation, the country's largest automobile dealership chain, names Carl Liebert to succeed Mick Jackson as CEO
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks in Itta Bena, Miss. On Friday, Feb. 22, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy report to Congress on the state of the economy and the expected path for interest rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Fed will be 'patient' in rate hikes amid global growth woesFederal Reserve says slowing global economy shows need to be 'patient' in raising interest rates
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UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 dealThe U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran still is complying with the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives
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Malta's Archbishop Charles Scicluna, right, answers reporters' questions, flanked by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Chicago Archbishop, center, and Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, at a media briefing during a four-day sex abuse summit called by Pope Francis, in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
The Latest: US ambassador: Protect children, stop sex abuseThe U.S. ambassador to the Vatican says she hopes the Holy See will show a "renewed commitment to ending clerical sexual abuse" following this week's summit of church leaders at the Vatican
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Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern EcuadorA very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday shook the areas close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available
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Trump to let AG decide what to release from Mueller reportThe White House says President Donald Trump will let his new attorney general decide whether to release the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation to the public
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