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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.

Trump uses border announcement to defend his presidency

For just under an hour, America was allowed to witness a president’s intimate thought process as he reacted publicly to not getting his way and pondered the power of his presidency.

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.

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