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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuseOrganizers of Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims to hear their pain first-hand
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House on Sunday, Dec. 16, pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. Democratic congressional leaders, Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have proposed no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. The money would not go for the wall but for fencing upgrades and other border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Little if any progress as partial government shutdown loomsFew if any signs of progress emerge as Trump, Democratic lawmakers continue standoff with a partial shutdown looming
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Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an address during a meeting in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Putin said that new Russian weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the nation's security for decades to come. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin claims Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalentPresident Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the country's security for decades to come
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Assistant principal accused of harassing transgender student'You freak me out': A West Virginia high school assistant principal is accused of harassing a transgender student in a school bathroom
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AP PHOTOS: 2018 a year of discord in EuropeAP PHOTOS: 2018 a year of discord in Europe as Brexit looms, French streets erupt
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo Christian Democratic Union, CDU, chairwoman and German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during a party convention of the Christian Democratic Party CDU in Hamburg, Germany. The Washington-based Fulbright Association says its 2018 prize for international understanding will go to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The organization said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 it had decided to award the prestigious prize to Merkel “for her remarkable, compassionate leadership and her strong commitment to mutual understanding, international cooperation and peace.”   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel to receive Fulbright prizeThe Washington-based Fulbright Association says its 2018 prize for international understanding will go to German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Lithuania to buy floating liquefied gas terminalLithuanian lawmakers have voted to buy a floating liquefied natural gas terminal that has been providing gas to the Baltic nation as it tries to reduce its reliance on Russian energy.
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British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in JuneBritish Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in June, suspended after deadly 2008 Marriott bombing
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Passengers sit on a train while police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by trainChicago police say two officers have died after being struck by a train while investigating reports of gunfire
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Residents react during a gathering in a central square of the eastern French city of Strasbourg, Sunday Dec.16, 2018 to pay homage to the victims of a gunman who killed four people and wounded a dozen more. The gathering was held in Kleber Square by a Christmas market and near where the gunman opened fire last Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attackA man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack that killed five people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg was handed preliminary terror charges Monday, according to a judicial official close to the investigation
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from TrumpFlynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors
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