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Pope Francis has called Catholic leaders from around the world to the Vatican this week for a meeting about clergy sexual abuse. CREDIT: GREGORIO BORGIA/AP

As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For ‘Bold Moves’

Not surprisingly, when Pope Francis summoned more than 100 bishops to a meeting in Rome to address the “Protection of Minors in the Church,” the announcement raised expectations that it could mark a turning point in the Church’s lagging response to the ongoing clergy abuse crisis. The three-day meeting begins Thursday. Continue Reading As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For ‘Bold Moves’

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File photo. Seattle's rental housing market shows more availability than other areas of Washington, like Kittitas and Yakima counties, where new construction hasn't kept up with demand. CREDIT: TED S. WARREN/AP

Washington’s Rental Housing Market Is Looking Better, Still Tight In Rural Areas

Two months into this year, researchers are looking back at what changed on the housing front in 2018. According to the latest numbers from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington, the statewide vacancy rate for all apartments is 4.26 percent. That’s better than it was last fall, but not by much. Continue Reading Washington’s Rental Housing Market Is Looking Better, Still Tight In Rural Areas

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Martha Hernandez (left) and Ana Suda say they were interrupted and detained because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a convenience store in Havre, Mont. They've now filed a lawsuit. CREDIT: Brooke Swaney/ACLU of Montana via AP

U.S. Citizens Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Agency

Two women who were detained and asked to show identification after speaking Spanish in a convenience store in Montana are suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection, saying the CBP agent violated their constitutional rights when he detained them and asked to see their identification. Continue Reading U.S. Citizens Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Agency

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