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Election 2016: Donald Trump’s assurances, Hillary Clinton antipathy unify Republicans

Election 2016:Poll shows Clinton, Trump virtually tied as contest of negatives takes shape

Election 2016:Bernie Sanders digs in (Video and text)

Election 2016: Poll: Voters want an independent candidate to take on Clinton, Trump Fifty-five percent of voters and 91 percent of voters under the age of 29 favor having an independent in the race,

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops.

Long-time media critic Ray Schroth asks: Can Catholic TV move beyond Mother Angelica's legacy?

Part 2 of Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea's status report on sex abuse in the Catholic church: There is hope for survivors to heal. To read the Introduction and Part 1, click through here.

Minnesota's Child Victims Act, which suspended the statute of limitations on filing sex abuse cases for three years expires this week: With abuse law ending, Diocese of Winona faces uncertain future.

Guam -- Member of church's sexual misconduct board resigns fearing that the board will not be allowed to reveiw accusations that Archbishop Anthony Apuron abused minors years ago.

Guam -- Public weighs in on abuse allegations against Archbishop Apuron. See also: Catholics continue demand for archbishop to step down

Third installment of Global Sisters Report looks at global mining: Gold mine's closing leaves uncertain legacy in Guatemala Mayan community

Michael Sean Winters asks: Can we avoid the "Bathroom Wars"?

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