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Vatican tamps down clamor over Benedict’s celibacy book

January 14, 2020, 6:05am Nation & World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Monday sought to downplay the decision by retired Pope Benedict XVI to reaffirm the “necessity” of a celibate priesthood at the same time that Pope Francis is considering ordaining married men, calling his book a mere contribution that was written in full obedience to Francis. Read story

NAACP sues Census Bureau over 2020 count plans

January 13, 2020, 5:04pm Nation & World

ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling preparations for the 2020 Census “conspicuously deficient,” the NAACP is suing the U.S. Census Bureau, demanding that the agency send more workers into the field and spend more money on encouraging people to participate in the once-a-decade head count. Read story

U.S. sends home nearly 2 dozen Saudi cadets after base shooting

January 13, 2020, 4:24pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. sent home 21 Saudi military students following an investigation into a deadly shooting last month by one of their fellow trainees at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, an attack that Attorney General William Barr said was an act of terrorism driven by some of the same motivations of the Sept. 11 plot. Read story

For decades Iranians have risen up, only to be put down

January 13, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane during a tense standoff with the United States last week are the latest of several waves of protest going back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution — all of which have been violently suppressed. Read story

‘You need a boat.’ Water main break floods NYC streets

January 13, 2020, 9:45am Nation & World

NEW YORK — A water main break flooded streets on Manhattan’s Upper West Side near Lincoln Center and hampered subway service during the Monday morning rush hour. Read story

Lawyers ask Georgia panel to spare condemned man’s life

January 13, 2020, 9:44am Nation & World

ATLANTA — Lawyers for a Georgia man set to be executed this week want the state parole board to convert his sentence to life without the possibility of parole, arguing that’s what the jury would have chosen if given the chance. Read story

8 stabbed apparently at random in Colorado, suspect detained

January 13, 2020, 9:44am Nation & World

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A stabbing rampage by a male suspect has left eight people injured near downtown Colorado Springs in attacks that were apparently carried out at random, police said Monday. Read story

Four bodies recovered from small plane crash in Montana

January 13, 2020, 9:36am Nation & World

BILLINGS, Mont. — Authorities recovered the bodies of four people on Sunday from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in southern Montana. Read story

Recovery begins after storms kill 11 in Midwest, South

January 13, 2020, 9:31am Nation & World

Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Read story

Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

January 13, 2020, 9:29am Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself. Read story