The Wall Street Journal

The Agonizing Choice Facing Clergy Abuse Victims


Jimmy Pliska, of Scranton, Pa., is one of those who are seeking compensation from the church for sexual abuse that happened many years ago. If he accepts a settlement, he fears he may never know the truth about his alleged abuser.

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Historically, the relationship between the French people and theĀ French police has been testy, but in recent years there's been a downward spiral, which begs the question: is the French police facing a crisis of confidence? This spike in mistrust comes amidst public fury over a new security bill deemed a danger to civil liberties. President Emmanuel Macron says there's an urgent need to reform France's security forces: from their working conditions to community relations. He's promised to beef up trust between the French and their police. But is it too late?
Religious orders are supposed to be spiritual sanctuaries for those who join. But for these women, the order of Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate was a nightmare of alleged abuse. Now, years later, four of those former sisters are speaking out in hopes of preventing abuse.
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CNN correspondent Randi Kaye looks into the legal probes President Donald Trump faces after he leaves the White House.

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