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Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

NEW YORK — An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group's self-anointed spiritual leader.
Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

WALTERBORO, S.C. — South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds.
Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

PARIS — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service of

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

WASHINGTON — Former Vice-President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week.
Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands
Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct.
Pope cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday

Pope cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis used a Good Friday ceremony to decry "all the crosses" of suffering in the world, including those borne by migrants who find doors closed due to "political calculations" and children who are harmed in their "innocence and
Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

LIMA, Peru — A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case.
Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller

Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at current and former aides who co-operated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullsh
NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

NEW YORK — An arbitrator has ordered the New York City Ballet to reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts.